December 7, 2017
| Kitchen Quilts
These Pot Holders Really Do Stay Cool.
Pot holders are made so pretty for the kitchen that you almost don’t want to use them. These country kitchen pot holders brighten up the kitchen and with two layers of Insul Brite, they stay perfectly cool, protecting your kitchen tops, tables, as well as your hands.
Use any fabric for these pot holders. The additional frill is warm and homely, and using words on the fabric for the front label creates a delightful retro feel. The pot holders can easily be made larger overall. Having an extra 1 1/2 inches in the length provides a little extra protection for a large pot or rectangle shaped dish.
Amy from Nana Company suggests using basting spray to hold your layers in place, or else use a long basting stitch. Find a piece of fabric scrap, or left over strip 2″ wide for the ruffle. Adding the ruffle is quick and easy, then edge with binding. The binding is stitched on the front, and a little fabric glue to secure it in place at the back is all that is needed until everything is stitched up.
Decorating your pot holders are the fun part using anything creative you can think of. For these Briar Rose pot holders, Amy hand appliqued pretty hexagon flowers on the front. Add a fabric patch and zig zag the edges. Then stitch a label on top with a message to personalise. You can pretty up the pot holders with almost anything. Have fun!
The pot holders have a front and back so you can put your hand in to pick up a hot dish, and with two layers of Insulbrite, the pot holders are both pretty and useful. For a gift, slip in some cooking ustensils, or pair with spices. A quick and easy gift that anyone would love and use.