It seems like its the year for handmade potholders! I knew my mother-in-law was needing some new ones. I tried to find coral fabric in my fabric stash, unfortunately I really didnt have any 😦 Hopefully the darker pink will work the same. 😛
I used this simple free pattern available from Thimbleberries. I also used a batting called Insulbrite. I found mine at Walmart for $4.47 a yard. I needed only 1/2 a yard. I used 2 pieces of Insulbrite per potholder. So the backing had a piece and the quilted part had a piece.
This was my first experiance with potholders. I have to say, I was kind of dissapointed that my quilted piece stretched so badly. Its not a nice square. Not sure what I did. Use lots of pins/safety pins, I thought I had enough but obviously not.
Also, cut your binding on the bias. If these are going to be used a lot, and probably washed a lot, you’ll need to make sure that it doesnt shrink. At least, that’s the tip my mother gave me. 🙂