I know the claim “The Perfect Potholder” is pretty bold!! I am a bit of a potholder snob. I can’t stand silicone ones, I don’t like them if they are too stiff or puffy, I also don’t like them if they are too thin. I love the cute quilty ones, but I am always afraid to use them. So I resort to my trusty terrycloth potholders…..behold:
Aren’t they beautiful! haha!! They’ve been used and washed at least a million times and I can never give them up…..until TODAY when I came up with a homemade version that is just as functional yet much more stylish. The trick is that I cut up a hand towel (or bath towel), layered with batting and quilted it. Are you ready for the tutorial? Here we go:
1 bath or hand towel (not kitchen) the thicker the better!
Fat Quarter Bibs and Ribs fabric – still loving it!!
Scraps of cotton batting
fabric for the binding
Therm O Web Spray n Bond
Begin by cutting the towel 8.5″ square
also cut the batting and fabric the same size, 8.5″ square.
Use the basting spray to baste all the lawyer together with the batting in the middle.
Now that I knew they were a success, I got a little creative. Try rounding all the corners but the top left corner like this:
Take the little tail and give it a twirl to make a loop to hang or to just be decorative or to just finish the binding nicely.
They are the perfect addition to my collection of Father’s Day Gifts!!