Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Mid Month potholders–FALL

It’s time for Mid-month potholders again!

Are you getting tired of them?

as you can see from the title, I was thinking FALL!

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I was actually kind of clueless as to what I wanted to do, I knew I wanted to use the fall medley die

Then I also used the 8” QUBE set, #5 from the QUBE set and #10 from the companion corners set

I didn’t really pay attention to the fabric amount, but had this sort of plaid brown FQ that I really wanted to use and that dictated how much I could cut out.

with that I cut out (8) of #10 signature blocks

Then in brown I cut out (16) of #5 triangles

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Then sewed then together, easy peasy!

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and then together into a big “X” like this for both blocks

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Then I prepped some scraps of brown and added steam a seam 2 onto the back and got out the fall medley die

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and cut out 2 leaves, I did right sides together so they are opposite

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I then removed the paper and pressed with a hot iron

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and appliqued around each leaf in a dark brown thread

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I cut out (2) 8 1/2” brown squares for the back and I also prepped hanging tags (I’ve shown these before)

Then I cut out 2 scraps of batting and 2 pieces of insulbright to fit the blocks

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I basted the hanging tags at the top of the blocks

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Then with layers of insulbright, batting, the block right side up and brown on top (right side down, but it doesn’t matter on a solid fabric) I pinned everything together and I like to double pin where I’ll have an opening

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and with a walking foot I stitched all the way around, I actually do more of a 3/8” seam, so there’s room to turn the opening seam, then trim away the batting and trim the corners

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Turn it right side out and fold in the opening and pin well

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then top stitch slowly all the way around! and VOILA!!

fall potholders

try it out!!

midmonth potholders

2 comments:

QuiltShopGal said...

Super cute potholders, so perfect for Fall. #CreativeGoodness

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I made those string blocks (the old fashioned way, since I don't have an accucut) for my family reunion blocks.