Friday, November 2, 2012

"Turkey Sandwich" Hand Print Potholder Instructions

Materials Required:

  • Purchased 7" standard potholder (2/$1 at Dollar Tree)
  • Completed muslin hand printed, hand quilted 9" square as described in main post
  • Fabric for backing (9" square) and for bias trim (1/2 yard yields 3 complete potholders)
  • Ribbon, 5/8" wide, 20" long
  • Sewing machine, thread, scissors, needle

1. Cut all tags and loops from potholder. Center the muslin print (right side up) on top of it. With reverse (potholder) side up, machine sew the print to potholder, following inside edge of bias tape.

Shown below, at upper right is step #1 after muslin square is sewn to potholder.

2. Trim seam as close as possible to stitched line as shown below.

3. Center backing fabric (right side out) on opposite side and sew it to potholder. This time, sew with muslin side up, following first stitched line. See bottom left on second photo, above, for detail. Trim excess fabric.

4. Cut 1.5" bias strips from fabric and sew them together to total about 36". If needed, piece them together as shown:

Place diagonal cut ends, right sides together, at a right angle and connect with a 1/4" seam. Iron open, as shown below.

Trim points.

5. Sew the bias trim to outside edge of potholder as shown. Ease around curved corners. Note that beginning end is folded up 1/2" and that trim will start and stop at the point where center of ribbon bow will be attached. The bow will cover the fabric break.

6. Fold bias trim to reverse side, Turn raw edge under and hand sew all around to complete.
7. Tie ribbon into a bow and tack it to front of potholder with a few small hand stitches.

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  1. So cute! I love these, they would be such a lovely gift for people. Thanks for sharing, maybe when I am better on my sewing machine I can give it a try. :)

  2. Not sure why this showed up on my bloglines list today - but I really enjoyed it - so cute.