- 4 fat quarters of quilting cotton
- quilt batting such as warm and natural
- Insul-Bright batting
- pink felt
- Pot Holder Template
Valentine Heart Mitt Template (Pdf file – download from here if you are having any trouble accessing google docs)
- 2 hearts in Fabric 1 (red floral) for the front of the pot holder
- 1 heart in Fabric 2 (pink damask) for the lining of the pot holder
- 1 heart in Fabric 3 (polka dot) for the back of the pot holder
- 2 heart in quilt batting. Cut one of these hearts in half as pictured below.
- 1 heart in Insul-Bright batting
- 1 heart in pink wool felt
2. Press the two red hearts in half with the wrong sides facing. Place a piece of batting inside each red heart (using the batting heart that has been cut in half).
To create a binding strip, press the fabric rectangles in half lengthwise. Unfold, and fold the edges into the centre, and press. Fold in half so that you have a binding strip that measures 8 inches x 9/16 inch.
Pin the binding strip to the inside edges of the red hearts and stitch in place. Trim the ends of the binding strip.
Pin the felt heart in position. Stitch around the outside of the heart, 3 times in red cotton. Pull loose threads to the underside and tie off.
4. Trace the quilting pattern onto the back of the pot holder using a water soluble pen. Pin the back of the pot holder to the insul bright and batting hearts.
Quilt the heart design on the pot holder back. Remove the water soluble pen markings.
5. Pin the pot holder back and front together with the right sides facing. Stitch around the outside of the pot holder leaving a 3 inch gap on on side for turning. Clip curves.
Turn the pot holder out the right way through the opening. Hand stitch the opening closed using a ladder stitch. Press.
The heart pot holder pattern is suitable for beginner sewers and can be made in approximately 2 hours.