These quilted heart potholders are just so lovely to give, and to make and to use. Great gift for mom, a friend or anyone who loves to cook. For Valentines, for Mothers Day, and any day.
Quilted Heart Potholders
Mandy from the Dixie Chicken designed a winner, we think.
These potholders also not just haveable for their ‘good looks’, they are also utterly practical. They come with great pockets on the backside, so they stay on well.
Quilting Materials to Make these Potholders
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What you’ll need is:
A. 3 fat quarters of coordinating fabric. My favorite fat quarter fabrics are MODA, Amy Butler, and Robert Kaufmann. Each of these have outstandingly beautiful coordinating designs.
B. Your placemat is 18″ x 20″, and so you’ll also need 18″ x 20″ piece of batting that is heat-resistant, i.e. Insul~Bright.
How to Make Heart Potholders
1. Draw half a heart shape onto paper and double it to create a symmetrical heart.
2. Cut this shape twice out of fabric and once out of batting. Pin on top of each other.
3. Measuring your heart from the center top V of the heart, mark your where your quilting lines will go, and follow a diamond pattern sewing lines across the fabric. Alternatively, depending on the design of your fabric, you can follow-the-lines of the designs to quilt your potholders.
4. Measure the circumference of your heart, add seam allowance and cut a small strip of your coordinating fabric to go around the edges. Sew strip around the potholder. You could add a pocket at the back to make this potholder into a glove potholder.
Photo credits and detailed tutorial: The Dixie Chicken
Free Sewing pattern for a Darling Retro Ruffle Apron I just envision these potholders and this apron as a set, using the same coordinating fabric. Great Mothers Day idea, right/!
First published on April 10, 2012. Updated Jan 18, 2022.