Check out this cute heart-shaped pot holder that I made from a kit! I bought the kit at Jackman’s Fabrics in St. Louis while I was in town visiting my daughter. They had these little pot holders on display and had kits made up with all different fabrics. I wish I had bought more than one now because it was so easy to make.
The kit came with all the fabrics you need, the pattern and very easy to understand instructions.
You cut out the heart pieces.
The directions said to quilt these parts lightly so I just quilted along some of the lines in the fabric for a criss-cross design.
Then add binding strips to the half heart pieces for the back. Baste these heart pieces on and then put the heart front piece onto the back upside-down and stitch around the heart, leaving an opening to turn the whole thing right side out. Then you just hand stitch the small opening you have left.
I wish I had used the small bit of red I had left over to add a little hanging loop to one of the heart tops. This thing is so cute, I would love to hang it in my kitchen!
Now that I have the directions and pattern, I can make more. You really only need small amounts of fabric and batting. I would need to buy some of the Insul-Bright batting for the inside. This is a nice product to use on potholders because it keeps the heat from going though the potholder and burning you.
And by the way, these would make great little gifts for that friend that likes to cook!