Pumpkin Pot Holder
Every kitchen needs one or two of these pocket pot holders for using and for decorating.
Just in time for the season.
• Fat quarter green leaf print • Fat quarter orange tonal • Fat quarter light green tonal • Cotton batting scraps • 9" x 7" needlepunched insulated
batting • Thread • Green embroidery floss or pearl cotton • Template material • Basic sewing tools and supplies
Prepare templates using patterns given. Cut as directed on patterns. From light green tonal: • Cut 21/4"-wide bias strips to measure 40"
when joined for binding. • Cut 1 (31/4" x 10") rectangle for leaf. • Cut 1 (13/4" x 5") strip for hanging loop. • Cut 2 (21/4" x 9") bias strips for binding
COMPLETING THE POT HOLDER
1. To make pockets, layer one each orange tonal and green leaf print pocket shape with wrong sides together; place a batting shape between the fabric layers. Baste layers together to hold. Repeat to make a second layered pocket. 2. Quilt curved lines as marked on pattern as shown in Figure 1.
3. Prepare 9" bias binding strips; apply to the inner edge of each layered pocket referring to Quilting Basics on page 94. Trim excess binding referring to Figure 2. 4. Layer the body shapes as follows: orange tonal, right side down; insulated batting, shiny side down; cotton batting; and green leaf print, right side up. Baste edges together to hold. 5. Quilt curved lines in the center as marked on pattern. 6. Referring to Figure 3, fold the hanging loop strip in half along length with wrong sides together; press. Open the strip and fold each long edge almost to the fold line and press. Refold in the center and topstitch close to the long open edge to complete the hanging loop.
7. Fold the prepared hanging loop in half and pin to the top center on the back of the layered body; baste to secure as shown in Figure 4.
8. Position prepared pockets on the front side of the layered body, matching raw edges; baste to hold in place referring to Figure 5.
9. Prepare 40" bias binding. Bind outer edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94.
10. Using the prepared leaf template, trace around the leaf pattern on the wrong side of one end of the light green rectangle. Fold the piece in half with right sides together with traced pattern on top; pin to a cotton batting scrap as shown in Figure 6.
11. Sew all around the marked leaf shape on the layered unit as shown in Figure 7. Cut the leaf shape out 1/8" from seam.
12. Trim batting close to stitching. Clip into curves all around and cut a slash through one layer of fabric only referring to Figure 8.
13. Turn leaf shape right side out through the slash; whipstitch opening closed as shown in Figure 9. Press edges flat.
14. Mark and stitch leaf vein lines as marked on pattern using a running stitch and 2 strands of green embroidery floss or 1 strand of pearl cotton.
15. Place the prepared leaf shape on the upper right pocket edge and hand-stitch along the center vein line as in step 14, stitching through the leaf and pocket flap only to finish.