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Too Hot to Handle

Spice up someone’s kitchen by gifting festive pot holders.


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Designer: Joyce Cronkhite


Materials for One Pot Holder

•    9×11" rectangle red dot (pot holder border)

•    9×11" rectangle novelty print (pot holder center) 

•    Scrap of red print (hanging loop)

•    8" square backing fabric

•    7-1⁄2" square insulated batting, such as Insul-Bright

•    8" square cotton batting 

•    Quilt basting spray

•    Chopstick (optional)

Finished pot holder: 7-1⁄2" square


Quantities are for 100% cotton fabrics.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances.

Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.


Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.


From red dot, cut:

•    2—1-1⁄2 ×8" border strips

•    2—1-1⁄2 ×6" border strips

From novelty print, fussy-cut:

•    1—6" square

From red print, cut:

•    1—2×5" strip