Pump­kin Pot Holder

Every kitchen needs one or two of these pocket pot hold­ers for us­ing and for dec­o­rat­ing.

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Just in time for the sea­son.

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 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

CUT­TING

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

pocket edges.

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.

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