So today let’s take yesterday’s quilt block and turn it into a mug rug or pot holder!! Who doesn’t need a pot holder? Especially with all the holiday baking?? mmmm!
I recently started making pot holders for gifts and realized they are so simple!! And fun! And prettier than the ones in the stores!
I’ll show you how simple they are to make!
For the materials, you’ll need your front and backing fabric, a piece of batting and a piece of insulated batting. All these thing are available at the shop, so come on in and we’ll get you are ready! For the front of mine, I used the tree block I described here.
Stack your pieces. Start with the backing right side down, then your insulated batting (follow your insulated batting directions, but mine specifies to have the insulated side facing the heat source so I have mine stacked with the insulated side down), then the batting and lastly your top with the right side facing up.
Quilt the pieces together
Trim. I made mine a 8×8 inch pot holder, but you can make it any size you’d like.
Cut your 2″ binding and add an additional 3 inches to your binding piece. This additional 3 inches is for your hanging hook.
Make your hanging hook. Fold the 3 inch piece in half, right sides together and sew a quarter inch seam. Then flip right side out. Done!
Add your binding. And don’t forget to insert the hanging hook at the top side while you are adding on the binding.
And it’s done! It also works for a mug rug…
And the real question… Are you going to keep it? Or give it away?