Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Wednesday Sewing - Pie Potholders
Mmmm .... I love pie! My mom and I saw lattice top pie potholders in a fabric shop awhile ago - no patterns left, but I thought how hard could it be to come up with one? And I always need pot holders. I think my kitchen is potholder hell - they never last long. I burn them, stain them, accidentally cut them, ... but mostly burn them!
Materials for two potholders:
*fat quarter of fruit fabric
*about 1 yard of crust-colored fabric
*Insulbrite insulating fabric
Use something with a diameter of about 9 inches as a pattern - cut out two backing circles from crust-colored fabric, two tops from the fruit fabric, and two circles from Insulbrite.
You'll need about 6 feet of bias tape - it's unlikely you'll find a color that works with ready made tape, so the yardage for the crust-colored fabric includes enough to make your own - see this past post. Cut twelve 9 x 3/4 inch rectangles of Steam-a-Seam Two. Peel off the top backing of each and lay on the wrong side of bias tape - iron to adhere. It looks best if you don't have a seam in the middle of these pieces.
Peel the second backing piece off and arrange two pieces as below:
Add the next two pieces ....
And the last two pieces. Trim the rectangles even with the edges of the circle and iron to fix on.
Layer an Insulbrite circle between the pie top and the crust bottom.
Pin bias tape to the pie top, wrong sides together.
Sew along the fold line closest to the circle edge.
Fold bias tape over edge and pin along the back of the potholder.
Hand sew into place.
And here it is ready to take its place by the stove ... I'm going to try to not ruin these!
But just in case, I'm making two more with the fig fabric ....
Happy Creating! Deborah