Holiday Wreath Pot Holder
Finished Size Pot Holder Size: 8" x 8", including
• Template material binding
• Scraps red-with-white dots and
• Scraps 6 assorted lime green tonals
• 1/ 8 yard red/white stripe
• 8" x 8" backing square
• 8" x 8" needle-punched insulated
• 31/2" x 41/2" batting scrap
• 6( 5/8"- diameter) red buttons
• Pinking shears (optional)
• Basic sewing tools and supplies
Prepare template for bow using pattern given in the insert.
From red-with-white dots:
• Cut 2 (31/2" x 41/2") rectangles
for bow. • Cut 1 (11/4" x 5") D hanging
From white tonal:
• Cut 2 (33/ 8") A squares. • Cut 1 (3") B square.
From each lime green tonal and print:
• Cut 1 (33/ 8") C square (6 total). Design by Chris Malone
From red/white stripe:
• Cut 1 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strip.
Completing the Pot Holder
1. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of both A squares and two C squares.
2. Referring to Figure 1, place a marked A square right sides together with an unmarked C square and stitch 1/4" from each side of the marked line; cut apart on the marked line and press open to make two A- C units. Repeat to make a second set of two A- C units.
3. Repeat step 2 with marked and unmarked C squares to make four C- C units as shown in Figure 2.
4. Sew a C- C unit to opposite sides of B to complete the center row as shown in Figure 3; press.
5. Sew an A- C unit to opposite sides of a C- C unit to complete the top row as shown in Figure 4; press. Repeat to make the bottom row.
6. Sew the center row between the top and bottom rows to complete the pot holder top as shown in Figure 5; press.
7. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 120.
8. Quilt as desired.
9. Referring to Figure 6, fold the D strip in half along length wrong sides together; press. Open the strip and fold in each long edge almost to the pressed fold line; press. Refold in the center; topstitch close to the open long edge to complete the hanging loop.
10. Fold the loop strip in half to make a loop; pin and baste raw edges of one end to one side of a corner on the back side of the quilted top. Repeat with the other end on
the other side of the corner as shown in Figure 7.
11. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 120.
Adding the Bow
1. Trace the bow shape on the wrong side of one bow rectangle. Place the second bow rectangle right sides together with traced shape on top. Pin to the scrap of batting.
2. Sew on the traced line. Cut out shape 1/8" from seam line; clip curves.
3. Cut a slit in the center of the back through one layer of fabric only.
4. Turn right side out through the opening. Press edges smooth and flat.
5. Whipstitch opening edges together.
6. Sew gathering stitches up the center of the bow using doubled, knotted matching thread. Pull the thread to gather the center of the bow tightly as shown in Figure 8.
7. Wrap the thread around the center a few times and knot, but do not clip the thread, as shown in Figure 9.
8. Add a red button to the bow center, and then stitch the button and bow to one corner of the bound pot holder.
9. Sew the remaining five buttons to the C triangles as desired to finish. •
A-C Units Make 4 C 4" 1/ A A C
Figure 2C-C Units Make 4 C 4" 1/ C C C
Top/bottom Row Make 2Figure 4
Figure 3Center Row B
Holiday Wreath Pot Holder Placement Diagram 8" x 8", including binding
Holiday Wreath Pot Holder Quilting Diagram