A Quick Project- a Decorative Potholder
Take two butterfly blocks from Painted Ladies, and cut a piece of batting to match.
Layer the blocks, right sides together and put the batting layer on the bottom.
I mark a curved corner, so I don't have to worry about points.
Make a hanging tab, by folding over a 1 1/2" wide or 2" wide strip and sewing down the middle.
Cut the tab to be about 4- 5 inches.
Fold tab in half, with seamed side in the middle.
Insert tab between the block layers, so that the raw edge is even with the top or whereever you want the tab. You could also put the tab at the corner. Ours is in the middle, where the butterly "body" is located.
Pin indicates where the tab is in place between the layers. Sew a 1/4 inch seam, all the way around-- except at the opening for turning, shown a couple photos below.
Sew on the curved corner line.
Here's the beginning and ending of your sewing-- backstitch at the beginning and ending-You must leave an opening for turning.
Turn insides out, through the opening.
It's easy to push out the corners with your finger- no sharp objects here!
One side after turning.
The other side after turning.
Finished potholder with simple machine quilting.
This was a fast project and I'm sure you could get more elaborate or fancy,
whatever you desire.
Here's the pattern brochure. It is Fig Tree & Co.