I posted this image on social media the other week and asked everyone to tell me what they thought these were. There were some really fun responses including mug rugs, coasters, egg cosies and breast feeding pads.
A couple of people actually picked my intended purpose for these little oval quilts, though all of the responses are perfectly viable too.
I intended for these to be Pot Lid Holders and here is the quick tute on how to make these fun scrappy little projects, which, if your saucepan lid handles get super hot (like mine), are absolutely useful.
Start with a backing piece of fabric, a piece of batting and fabric scraps.
Find something that is oval which you can trace, or just draw a free hand oval on to a piece of paper. Cut it out and then trace the oval shape on to your batting with a marker. I have an oval bobbin holder, which was the perfect size. My oval is approximately 5” tall by 3” wide.
Place the backing fabric facing down, and the batting on top.
Chose the first 2 fabric scraps and place the first one over the marked line with the right side facing up. Place the second strip, face down, over the top of this first one, with the edge aligned.
Sew along the edge with a quarter inch seam.
Flip that second strip over so that the right side is facing up. Repeat with a 3rd strip of fabric. Align the edges and sew across with a 1/4” seam.
Repeat until the marked oval shape is covered.
Use the oval template which you made earlier and pin it to the block and cut around it.
The binding is a little trickier as it has to be cut on the bias to be manipulated around the curves. Sew it slowly around each curve and it will all work out fine. I cut my bias binding strip of fabric to measure 1 1/2” – use the 45 degree line on your cutting ruler to achieve this.
I use single layer of fabric in the binding (rather than a double layer binding which is used for quilts).
Hand stitch the binding to the back of the little ovals quilts and they’re ready to use.
Wouldn’t these make a perfect gift for anyone who loves to cook (or even if they don’t love to cook!)?
I have made a few extras which I will to someone who guessed Pot Lid Holders, correctly on the Samelia’s Mum Facebook page.
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