Friday, February 15, 2019

Mid month potholders

This week's potholders are made with the crossed canoe die from Accuquilt
It makes a great 9" finished block!
(I made a pattern for them using this die and it's such a fun die!)

At first I got out 2 Fat quarters and ironed them and folded them in half twice
 Then I cut out 4 sets of each like this
 I quickly sewed them together like this
 and then the opposite blocks like this (2 of them), a fun and easy block with the GO dies! 
I think it would be hard to get accurate rotary cut!!
 I used another FQ and cut it into pieces and layered first regular batting, then insulbright, then backing and the quilt block on top right side down AND I had made hanging tags too for both blocks

Then I stitched around the edge 1/4" leaving an opening at the bottom and then trimmed the block and batting down
 turn right side out and ironed flat and then top stitched to close the hole I left for turning inside out!
Such a simple set of potholders to make!
accuquilt crossed canoe potholders 
try it out!


Gene Black said...

I think I need to get some Insulbright and make some new potholders.

Emily said...

What a fun block! I can see how cutting this without the die would be a real pain.