Potholder Tutorial

Hello Ribbon Retreat Readers!

It’s Beverly from Flamingo Toes again!

Today I’m sharing the last part of my fun series using the darling fabric Verona from Riley Blake!

This cute little potholder will dress up your kitchen – it’s got my fun wonky silverware appliqued and Moonstitch Ribbon decorating the front!

If you haven’t checked out the matching Apron, click here, or the matching Dishtowel, click here. These will complement your potholder beautifully!

Here’s what you’ll need for the Potholder:

Fabric for appliqués and front and back pieces

Fabric for binding – you’ll need a piece 7 1/2″ x 3″ and 40″ x 3″

Moonstitch Ribbon for trim

Wonder Under fusible webbing

Lightweight Batting


Pattern Pieces

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Begin by cutting out all your pattern pieces. Start with your silverware pieces. Iron your fabric onto Wonder Under then cut them out. Peel off the paper backing and iron them onto your front Potholder piece.

Sew around them with a tiny zig zag stitch.

Layer together your front potholder pieces. You’ll need the back potholder piece, a piece of thin batting, the InsulFleece, another piece of thin batting, and then the top layer of the front potholder. The fabric pieces should be right sides out.

Pin together all your layers. Sew around each of the applique pieces with a straight stitch. Sew together all the layers 1/4″ from the edges.

Trim off and even up the edges.

Fold your smaller binding piece in half long ways and press. Line up the raw edges of the binding with the back side of the front potholder piece.

Sew the binding to the back of the potholder front piece with a 1/2″ seam.

Fold the binding over the top of the potholder piece to the front. Cut a length of moonstitch ribbon the width of the potholder front – 7 1/2″.

Tuck the ribbon under the fold of the binding so half of it is peeking out. Sew the binding down just inside the folded edge, sewing down the ribbon at the same time.

Layer together your back potholder pieces just like you did the front. Quilt the pieces together – you can do this any way you like. I followed the lines of the front fabric and quilted the pieces along the rows.

Sew around the edges with a 1/4″ seam and trim the edges.

Fold your long binding piece in half and press. Place your two potholder pieces together and pin. Pin it to the back side of your back potholder piece, like you did the top binding.

Sew the binding on with a 1/2″ seam – but leave the bottom section open. Make sure you have extra binding on both sides.

Mark the point where the binding would meet in the center. Open up the binding and sew the pieces together right sides together.

Press the seam open and fold the binding back in half. Sew the binding around to the front, just inside the folded edge of the binding.

That finishes it off!

It makes such a cute set with the little Dishtowel!

I hope you enjoyed the series – I’d love to see if you make any of them!

You can check out my other tutorials here – I’d love for you to stop by!

Thank you to the Ribbon Retreat for allowing me to visit again!

Thank you again Bev for sharing your wonderful creativity!

I just love how the Moonstitch Ribbon peaks out under the binding.

Make sure to check out Flamingo Toes for lots of other amazing tutorials.

And remember our April Link Party begins on Monday! We can’t wait to see what you link up!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Charity
    Posted March 30, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Very cute. I love the silverware applique. 🙂

  2. Posted March 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Love it! THis would be the cutest bridal shower gift….

  3. Ekaterina
    Posted February 20, 2015 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    Thank you! Very interesting idea!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 2, 2015 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

      Thank you very much! Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

  4. mcreaciones
    Posted March 18, 2015 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    muy bonitos trabajos!hermosos colores!gracias x compartirlo

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 19, 2015 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so very much! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  5. mcreaciones
    Posted March 18, 2015 at 6:16 am | Permalink

    hermosos colores y muy bonitos los trabajos!y las cintas son un sueño!!!!!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 19, 2015 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so very much! I too love these fun colors! I am so glad you like this fun project! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

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