Pot Lid Holders {Week 25/52}

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.


Pot Lid Holders


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.


Pot Lid Holder 1


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.


Scrappy Bunny 4


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.


Pot Lid Holders 2


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Previous 52 Week Scrap Challenge Projects:

Scrappy Heart Pincushion {Week 1/52}

Flutter By Needle Case {Week 2/52}

Fabric Covered Jars {Week 3/52}

Stitch a Dresden Pillow {Week 4/52}

Plastic Bag Dispenser {Week 5/52}

Life is Better With Friends : Mini Quilt {Week 6/52}

Electrical Cord Wrap {Week 7/52}

Sunny Mug Rug {Week 8/52}

Scrappy Quilted Trivet {Week 9/52}

Quilted Fabric Box {Week 10/52}

Bloom : Wall Hanging {Week 11/52}

Double Tulip Pincushion {Week 12/52}

My Funny Valentine {Week 13/52}

Scrappy Needle Book {Week 14/52}

Rice Therapy Eye Pillow {Week 15/52}

Jolly Table Mat {Week 16/52}

Super Scrappy Strip Cushion {Week 17/52}

Turnstile Table Topper {Week 18/52}

I Heart You : Coaster {Week 19/52}

I {Heart} Reading : Bookmark {Week 20/52}

Pot Holder Pocket {Week 21/52}

Flower Garden Cushion {Week 22/52}

Scrappy Bunny Mini Quilt {Week 23/52}

Best Friend Cushion {Week 24/52}


  1. They're adorable and perfect for those scraps. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Maria. They were certainly fun to make :)

  2. Super cute. Love your fabric too.

    1. Thanks Melody. Now I just hope I don't forget to use them. I'm always grabbing for a tea towel when cooking so I must remember them.

  3. These are perfect! My lids get super hot and just grabbing the knobs can be painful so these will work terrifically.

  4. Just one more short comment. I sincerely believe that Australia has the most talented quilters on the planet. It must be the climate or something in your diet, but I'm constantly amazed at the gorgeous designs that come from your country. I'm currently in a swap with nine other quilters and five of the quilters are Australian as the swap was organized by the editor of an online quilting magazine. I'm so intimidated, so much talent and you are an example of the artistry. America has some very talented designers also, but when I'm looking for brilliance I know I'll find it either here at home or in Australia. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Wow. Thank you very much for your lovely comment! You have made my day x

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    1. Thank you. My son thinks they're coasters and good for his hot chocolate.

  6. They're lovely Anorina. Thanks for another great little project. (Although I've been using mine as a candle mat!!)

  7. Pot lid holders are such a great idea! and isn't it great they're versatile and can be used as coasters too, or a candle mat.

  8. Anorina, as a very fortunate "winner" I want to thank you so much for my pretty pair of pot lid holders that arrived in the mail in time for Easter. They will brighten my kitchen a treat, and save my fingers from burns so I can use them for better things - like stitching! Thank you very much!


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