Hol­i­day Wreath Pot Holder

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Skill Level


Fin­ished Size Pot Holder Size: 8" x 8", in­clud­ing

white tonal

and prints


• Thread

• 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

loop strip.

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.

Fig­ure 1

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. •

Fig­ure 6

Fig­ure 5

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

Fig­ure 7

Fig­ure 8

Fig­ure 9

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