Note: all seams are 1/4 inch. Always iron between steps.
Sewing Supplies: Very sharp, small sewing scissors, quilting pins, large sewing ruler, fabric marking pencils, seam ripper, rotary cutter and mat
hint: quilting pins are easier to use than regular pins; a tupperware box works well as a supply box.
Safety Reminders For Little Helpers
A. Always have an adult do all the ironing!
B. Never run with scissors. Carry them pointed end down.
C. Never use a sewing machine without adult supervision.
D. Always let an adult use the seam ripper for you.
Now you are ready to start!
Please Note: It is a good idea to pre-wash and iron all fabric before beginning.
Spring Basket Pot Holder
Supplies Required (choose your own colors: I will refer to colors in picture above)
One fat quarter EACH of pink floral, purple solid, and blue
One 9.5" square of white for backing
Two 9.5" squares of batting (cotton is best) NOTE: Unless you use proper insulation, use this item as a decorative hot pad only.
Paper for drawing pattern pieces (I use freezer paper, bought on a roll at Costco)
Create Pattern / Cut Fabric Pieces
Draw the following pattern pieces. NOTE: the heart is drawn onto a piece of paper that is 3" x 2.5", folded down the center
to make 1.5" x 2.5"
Cut one triangle of pink floral from Pattern Piece #1
Cut one triangle of pink floral from Pattern Piece #2
Cut two rectangles of pink floral each 2 3/4" x 5"
Cut one triangle of purple from Pattern Piece #1
Cut two triangles of purple from Pattern Piece #3
Cut one bias strip of purple that measures 1 1/4" x 9" (for handle) - NOTE: this MUST be cut on the bias
Cut heart from blue fabric: cut it 1/4" LARGER all the way around than the pattern piece.