12 Days of Handmade Gifts- DIY Recipe Potholders (2024)

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30 Nov 2012

by My So Called Crafty Life | posted in: Crafting, DIY, Tutorials | 72

Hello there! Welcome to daytwo of my 12 Days of Handmade Gifts. Today I am going to show you how to make these fun recipe pot holders. I love hot pads, but mine are getting pretty nasty, so I thought I would try making some. I know a lotof you are familiar with Spoonflower. For those who are not, Spoonfloweris a print on demand fabric company that will print your design onto fabric, wallpaper, wall clings, and now even wrapping paper. I have ordered from them twice now and have been really happy with the quality of the printing as well as the fabric. It’s a great tool for artists and crafters, and I’m sure you will see many more projects from me in the future that involve their fabric. When I decided to make hot padsfor christmas gifts this year, I thought it would be fun to include a special family recipe on them. The cookie recipe is my grandmothers, her pecan cookies were a big hit around the holidays. The other recipe is for cheese straws that my Aunt Jamie makes and they are so delicious they always disappear within a day. These little pot holders whip up really quick, so you could make a whole batch in an hour or two!

Instructions:

First decide how large you want your pot holderto be. I made mine 9″. They ended up being closer to 8″ though because I trimmed them down after quilting. To make the recipe, in your photo editing program first type up your recipe and save your file. Then, make a new page that is 18″x22″ for a fat quarter. Now drag and drop your recipe onto the blank page, repeating until you fill up the page with them. You want to make sure that your recipe is as wide as your pot holderso when you cut it out it won’t be too small. I made my recipes 8″ with 1/2″ of white space on either side, and I was able to fit six in a fat quarter. Save your page of recipes, upload them to spoonflowerand buy your fat quarter. When your fabric arrives cut out your recipes to 9″ wide by however tall your recipe is. Cut two squares of your pretty fabric, one square of warm and natural batting, and one square of your heat protective batting for each pot holder. For the pocket, cut lining fabric and batting the same size as your recipe fabric. Now layer your square and pocket pieces in the following order; place your pretty fabric face down, then place your heat protective batting on top, then your warm and natural batting on top of the first batting and then the other piece of pretty fabric face up. Starting diagonally in one corner mark your quilting lines. I made mine 1.5″ apart, then turn your fabric and mark the other direction so you end up with a diagonal grid for sewing. Stitch all your layers together row by row until all of your pieces are quilted. If you need to, trim your sides down so they are neat and even. Take your pocket piece and stitch a length of bias tape on the top raw edge. Make a loop with bias tape or ricracand staystitchin one corner for hanging with the loop facing in towardsthe middle. Now you are ready to bind with your bias tape. You can staystitchyour pocket to the front of your square or you can pin it in place. Open up your bias tape all the way. Take the shorter edge and lay down flush with the side of your square, stitch down in the crease of the first fold all the way around your pot holderstretching around curves. If you want to do mitered corners, you can find a great tutorial Hereand Here. Now fold your bias tape over the edge encasing the raw edge of your pot holder. Pin in place and stitch down close to the edge. Clip threads and you are finished.

I have to say that even though my degree is in fashion, and I like to sew, I’m not a perfect seamstress. This was the first time I have ever used batting, and let me tell you, when batting is involved, bias tape is not my friend. I am not totally happy with the binding, but I do think they are cute. I love adding the recipe to the mix. They make great gifts, and adding a family recipe makes them special and heartfelt. I think they’d be fantastic given with a tin of cookies from the recipe, a complete and personal gift! These little hot padsmake a sweet addition to your kitchen too. And with all the amazing fabric out there, you could make one for every season and occasion. I hope I’ve inspired a few of you to give Spoonflower a try, it’s really fun! Be sure to tune in next week for more fun and easy handmade gift tutorials!

Happy Crafting!

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  1. 12 Days of Handmade Gifts- DIY Recipe Potholders (23)
    Janel

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    Love your blog! Just found you, excited for the next ten days of your Christmas crafting!!

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      My So Called Crafty Life

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      Thanks so much Janel! I’m so glad you like the blog, and I hope you like all the diy’s to come. There are all fun! 😀

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    kristin

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    i love your recipe pot holders!! they are adorable and such a great idea to share family recipes!! plus no digging in recipe boxes or books looking for grandma’s recipe- just pull out the hot pad! love this!!

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      My So Called Crafty Life

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      Thanks so much Kristin! You are so sweet!

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    Teresa Moore

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    I love this idea. Too late for me to do this year, but maybe next year.

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    Rosonia Burton

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    I totally love your pot holders. I just do not know what “fat quarter” means. What photo editing software do you recommend. Please help me out.

    • 12 Days of Handmade Gifts- DIY Recipe Potholders (29)
      My So Called Crafty Life

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      Hi Rosonia, I used adobe photoshop elements for editing. To make it fit you want to make a page that is 9″ wide for your recipe and type that in using the type tool. Then save your recipe and open it back up. Create a new page that is 21×18 inches which is the size of a fat quarter, and drag and drop your recipe onto the fat quarter page several times until you fill it. Then save your fat quarter file and upload it to spoonflower. They have some great tutorials for working with designing the fabric here: http://www.spoonflower.com/help#design_help

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    Teresa

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    LOOOOVE this idea! Going to use it to ‘display’ my cherished recipes!

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      My So Called Crafty Life

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      Oh yay! So glad! Hope you enjoy making them 🙂

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    Hilah

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    My friend NEEDS these so much. Specifically because she doesn’t have pot holders. She uses towels. The problem is that i don’t have a sewing machine! Is there any way I can do it with out one?

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    Emily G

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    Great idea! I’m thinking about making these for Mother’s Day. Not sure if I’ll get the fabric in time, but I’m going to give it a shot. What type/color of fabric did you order from Spoonflower for these?

    • 12 Days of Handmade Gifts- DIY Recipe Potholders (37)
      My So Called Crafty Life

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      Thanks so much Emily! I believe the fabric I used was the kona cotton. I’d love to see them when you finish. I hope you have a blast making them 🙂

  10. 12 Days of Handmade Gifts- DIY Recipe Potholders (38)
    Nisha

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    Hey Ashlee, this is a really cool idea. This was on the “popular” category on Pinterest and it brought me here.
    1. I can’t remember recipes AT ALL, so I love something like this. 2. I can’t sew AT ALL, so the potholders in these pictures do make you look like a “perfect seamstress” to me.

    • 12 Days of Handmade Gifts- DIY Recipe Potholders (39)
      My So Called Crafty Life

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      Haha, Nisha, you cracked me up! Noooo I am not a perfect seamstress at all 😉 But I am so glad that you enjoyed my project, and I hope I inspired you to give it a try sometime! It’s really fun!

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    Emily G

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    Hi! I have my fabric now and was looking over the directions again. I’m a little confused about this step: “Open up your bias tape all the way. Take the shorter edge and lay down flush with the side of your square, stitch down in the crease of the first fold”
    I tried staring at the picture that refers to this step, but can’t figure out exactly where/how you are stitching. I haven’t used bias tape very much so maybe that’s my problem.

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    Lori C

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    What a fantastic idea! All those family recipes which have been handed-down for generations can be shared in a utilitarian way. Love it!

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    Mary Counts

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    We have 15 grandkids, 2 step grandkids, & 2 great grandkids. We have had to stop buying for our 6 children & spouses. I have Made pillows, candles, tea towels, etc, thru the years, for them, but my health is not always where I can do that. This is Perfect! Something they will love. A recipe of My Mom’s, handmade, and not tons of work, that I can work on as I feel like it! Thank you so much!

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      My So Called Crafty Life

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      Wow! And I thought I had a lot of people to gift for 🙂 I am so so glad that you love the project! The best reward I get from this blog is seeing people create things they love for people they love using my tutorials! I hope you have a blast making your huge stack of pot holders! Have a wonderful holiday season!

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    Nancy ramm

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    Would you consider making for me ? I am not handy at all. If so, just let me know the price per each one.

    Thanks,

    • 12 Days of Handmade Gifts- DIY Recipe Potholders (46)
      My So Called Crafty Life

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      Hi Nancy! I can make them for you, and would be happy to. They probably would cost much more than if you were buying them from a store. I would say they would be $15 to $20 each plus shipping. I know personally that would be over my budget. If you are looking for an alternative, you could always buy premade pot holders and use heat bond for applique to attach the recipe to the potholder. I am not sure how permanent that would work, but it would be much faster and easier. Let me know if you would like me to make some for you. Have a fantastic week 🙂

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    Karen Bradshaw

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    What type of padding do you use for the potholders. I love the idea of printing recipes

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      My So Called Crafty Life

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      I used a heat resistant batting and a layer of regular natural batting

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    Jean

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    I’m not sure I have the capability to create the recipe on my computer. I have
    Picasa, and Windows Live Photo Gallery, and Microsoft Publisher. Will any of those work?

    • 12 Days of Handmade Gifts- DIY Recipe Potholders (50)
      My So Called Crafty Life

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      I am not sure about those programs, but I believe you can use picmonkey.com to create a recipe if you do not have photoshop elements or something similar. Picmonkey.com also has the ability to create a collage which would help you fit multiple recipes on one page. Hope this helps 🙂

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    Pat

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    Really love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

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    Gloria

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    I made these as Christmas gifts for my family this past year and they LOVED them! I chose one of the recipes I’m known to make for any occasion. I have to tell you, I printed out my own recipes on my own printer using a regular word program and some sew in fabric that I had normally used to print pictures on for some quilts I had made a few years ago. I found that way easier than sending my recipe to a company to have it printed on fabric? Then I just sewed the recipe piece to the smaller piece of fabric with a zig zag stitch. I gave the potholder and a plastic spoon with each one and included a little poem I found online, describing the gift and pointing out that it was made from the heart so might not be perfect. Everyone loved them.
    Thanks so much for sharing this idea online.

    • 12 Days of Handmade Gifts- DIY Recipe Potholders (53)
      My So Called Crafty Life

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      Thanks for sharing your variation Gloria! I bet they were lovely! Handmade presents are the best 🙂

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      Marilyn Horner

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      What was the poem? Send it to my e-mail address. marilynhorner@att.net

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    raksha

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    Very beautiful to look at and so unique idea about the printed recipe on it which makes the pot holder like a jewel for keeps.

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      raksha

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      I love to make pot holders for myself but never thought of giving them out as gifts. Am not sure about printing the recipes on them as I do not know anyone in nairobi who would do for me

      • 12 Days of Handmade Gifts- DIY Recipe Potholders (57)
        My So Called Crafty Life

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        Thank you Raksha! If you can get iron on transfers for the printer you can use those, or you could free hand the recipe on plain fabric with a permanent marker like a sharpie 🙂

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    Carolyn A Lewis

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    Ashlee…..this is a wonderful idea and I can’t wait to get started on my own. I love the thought that went into such a creative idea to personalize a potholder that will be a used until is it faded, worn and tattered. What a treasured meaningful keepsake these will become.

    • 12 Days of Handmade Gifts- DIY Recipe Potholders (59)
      My So Called Crafty Life

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      Thank you so much Carolyn! I made these for my all my ladies in the family with my grandmother’s famous cookie recipe. They have become very special and a good remembrance of my grandma 🙂 I hope you have a blast making your own!

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    Lori

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    i really like the pot holder, but how do you get the recipe on the cloth? i would really like to give them to my kids.

    • 12 Days of Handmade Gifts- DIY Recipe Potholders (61)
      My So Called Crafty Life

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      Hi Lori! You can get the recipe printed at Spoonflower.com, or you can get printable fabric sheets from the craft store and print them on your printer. These are so fun to make! Hope you have a blast!

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    Barbara

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    Where did you find those great measuring spoons? This is a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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      My So Called Crafty Life

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      Thank you Barbara! The spoons I got a few years ago from Anthropologie. They still have cute sets, but not this particular design. I also found some cute ones at world market a while back.

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        Heather

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        I was going to ask about the measuring spoons, I thought they might be anthropologie. But my next thought was, if I had a blog, a anthropologie hack of these with white ceramic measuring spoons and sharpies or ceramic pens. Thank you for sharing all that you do and love. We seem to have similar tastes.

        • 12 Days of Handmade Gifts- DIY Recipe Potholders (65)
          My So Called Crafty Life

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          What a fabulous idea Heather! Now I will have to be on the lookout for some white spoons 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing! You’re a doll 🙂

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    Cindy Sherwood

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    Ashlee, as the oldest kid (and grandkid and great-grandkid) on both sides of my family, I have all these recipes from both grandmas, etc., that I need to do this with. They would be great to give as shower gifts for my nieces, nephews and my cousins’ kids. All the grandmas are gone, but the ones I don’t have I can get from my aunts. Thank you for this wonderful idea.

    • 12 Days of Handmade Gifts- DIY Recipe Potholders (67)
      My So Called Crafty Life

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      Thank you Cindy! I hope you enjoy making them for your family! Keepsakes and things with special meanings behind them are like the best things ever, aren’t they!

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    Marnie Houston

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    I was told you could print on fabric with any laser printer if you out iron on stabilizer behind it. Has anyone tried this? If you use a wash away iron on stabilizer it could be washed out before you start making them.

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    Jenny

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    Hi there. I found your blog through freesewing this evening. I live in South Africa and we don’t have anyone to print our fabric for us either. I use unbleached calico soaked in starch, ironed and dried as per the manufacturer’s instructions then cut my fabric the size of an A4 page and put these through my printer. Works like a charm.

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      My So Called Crafty Life

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      Thanks so much for the tip Jenny!

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      sueswoodhues

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      Jenny, When I was little, mom made me simple sun bonnets, soaked them in liquid starch, and flattened to dry on the refrigerator. It seems so weird to talk about that effort as something desirableI But today it seems like a vintage craft I’d like to revive. However, can’t seem to find liquid starch anymore. I envy you!!

      I’d like to know if you can launder your fabric after printing? And what type of printer are you using?

      • 12 Days of Handmade Gifts- DIY Recipe Potholders (72)
        My So Called Crafty Life

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        I think that mod podge fabric stiffener is like liquid starch. You might give that a try, I think most craft stores carry it too 🙂

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    sueswoodhues

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    What about ironing on freezer paper on the back for a stabilizer? I love this idea if it works through the printer to cut down costs. I can see my church craft group doing a collection of mug rugs or kitchen art, one for each lady with her favorite recipe for a snack to eat with whatever might be served in the mug. I find the group cookbook is becoming obsolete for many people since the advent of the “recipes online.” I’m glad I’ve preserved my family faves on my computer. I’ll need to experiment with my computer today. So can the items be washed after being printed at Spoonflower or a laser printer?

    • 12 Days of Handmade Gifts- DIY Recipe Potholders (74)
      My So Called Crafty Life

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      Sorry for the delay darlin! It’s been a little crazy here. You can wash the spoonflower fabric, the different fabrics they have have different wash directions. Most of them are wash in cold water and line dry from what I remember. I am not sure about the lazer printer fabric sheets. Mug rugs sound like a fantastic idea too, and very clever for a craft group project! Have fun!

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    sueswoodhues

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    Printer/freezer paper update. I have successfully printed a family recipe on a piece of canvas dropcloth ironed onto a piece of freezer paper. I had to put a piece of cardstock behind the fabric/freezer paper to get it to feed through my printer. I learned NOT to choose “iron on transfer” in the media choices, because my printer flips the whole design over. My recipe looked like it had been printed in the far East. I turned the recipe into a mug rug and did some quilting. I also learned to center the design on the piece of paper on my computer vertically. I did that horizontally. And I had an idea i wanted to fussy cut the center with the recipe in a hexagon shape. I didn’t have enough fabric left at the top to do that.

    I printed my projects on a Lexmark 5100-6000 series machine which I’ve had for a while.

    I know I need to try washing my recipe mug rug to see if the design will STAY on the fabric. But I like it so much, I might have to wimp out and try the washing on project 2. I have already printed a recipe and a photograph for those.

    Thanks so much for the cool idea, and to your followers who helped me realize I could print my designs, and then do creative things with that fabric..

    Tomorrow, I am going to design some recipes for life and inspirational quotes that will fit in my hexagon center.

    What an inspiration you have been!

    • 12 Days of Handmade Gifts- DIY Recipe Potholders (76)
      My So Called Crafty Life

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      This is awesome! Thank you for writing this comment about your experience with printing! So glad you are enjoying this project! Would love to see some of your projects 🙂 xoxo

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    Elizabeth Bogan

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    Such a novel idea. Sure to be a hit at Christmas! Thanks.

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    Shirley

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    I was just looking around for Christmas gift ideas and found this. Thank you!!!

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      My So Called Crafty Life

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      Great Shirley! I hope you have fun making your pot holders

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    Marylin

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    Thank so much I loved

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      My So Called Crafty Life

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      Thank you!

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    Jnona

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    I do not understand how you got the recipe printed on the fabric ?

    • 12 Days of Handmade Gifts- DIY Recipe Potholders (83)
      My So Called Crafty Life

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      You create a digital file of the recipe and then upload and print the file at Spoonflower.com You can also get printable fabric at the fabric store that you can print from a home printer. I always use spoonflower because the quality and it holds up when washing.

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    chris

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    Saw these that someone on Facebook had made. Fantastic idea!!!

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    Cora S Lawrence

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    I love this blog! I will continue to watch for more in the future!

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    kathy

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    WHERE did you get those measuring spoons????? they are the cutest thing I have seen

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      My So Called Crafty Life

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      Hi Kathy, they are from Anthropologie. We bought them a few years ago, and they are no longer there any more, but they do have some other very cute spoon sets 🙂

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    Nancy

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    Where do you get your heat proof batting?

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      My So Called Crafty Life

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      I bought mine at JoAnns. You can ask the gals at the cutting counter and they will direct you to the aisle it’s on. At my store they keep it on the same aisle with the outdoor fabrics which is not where I would have expected to find it. 🙂

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    Barbara Bowling

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    Love the idea, but rather than pay someone, you can print your own fabric for the pot holder. I have printed out pictures and verses for years to put on pillow covers, totes, etc. At Joann’s you can get packets of printable fabric to use in your home printer. Check it out!

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FAQs

How do you make easy potholders? ›

To Make the Pot Holder

Stack two of the insulation layers on the table. Place the two 9″ squares of fabric with right sides facing together on top. Fold the loop piece in half and place in the corner sandwiched between the two pieces of fabric, with raw edges aligned. Stack the last insulation layer on top.

How do you use insul bright in potholders? ›

Use two layers of Insul-Bright to make your potholders extra heat-resistant. The Insul-Bright product directions state that it doesn't matter which side faces out, but I always place the two metallic sides facing the outsides of the potholders.

What is a good size for a potholder? ›

There are several standard sizes for square potholders, anything ranging between 6" and 10", I currently use 7" and 8" potholders in my kitchen.

How do you make a heatproof potholder? ›

How do I make my pot holder heat resistant? There are two ways to make it heat resistant. Use heat resistant batting (Insul-Bright), or use a few layers of thicker fabric.

What is the best material for potholders? ›

Cotton is a popular choice for kitchen knits. It's easy to wash and dry, and unlike acrylic, it doesn't melt when it comes in contact with high heat. It's not quite so insulated as wool is, but if you knit or crochet a very thick pot holder, it'll do the job just fine.

Do you need to use batting with insul bright? ›

Insul-Bright can be washed, machine wash cool and machine dry low. Insul-Bright is heat resistant, NOT heat proof. So, always use at least one layer of batting when using it for oven mitts or pot holders.

Is there a right and wrong side of Insul bright? ›

Layer your pieces in the following order: potholder back (wrong side up), Insul-Bright (there is no right or wrong side to this fabric), cotton batting and potholder top (right side up).

Can Insul bright go in the microwave? ›

The polyester fibers resist conduction while the reflective metalized polyester film reflects radiant energy, hot and cold, back to its source. Insul~Bright is not recommended for microwave use.

How many layers of cotton batting are in a potholder? ›

for potholders i use three layers: 2 of batting and 1 of insulbrite in the center. for hot pads i use only two layers: 1 of batting and 1 of insulbrite.

What kind of batting do you use for potholders? ›

In conclusion, almost any scrap cotton items you have lying around will work fine for a decorative pot holder or one that only gets light duty. Cotton batting and towel material work best and you can add Insul-Brite to give it a little boost.

What material is inside a potholder? ›

A pot-holder is a piece of textile (often quilted) or silicone used to cover the hand when holding hot kitchen cooking equipment, like pots and pans. They are frequently made of polyester and/or cotton.

Can kitchen towels can double as potholders? ›

You can use a kitchen towel as a pot holder, given that it's thick enough and made from the right material (read: cotton). It should also be dry—a wet kitchen towel will allow heat to cut right through it.

What can I use to make potholders? ›

Cotton. Make sure it's not a polyester blend or it'll melt.

Can kitchen towels be used as potholders? ›

A kitchen towel. You can dry things with it. You can use it as a potholder. You can use it as a napkin at the table.

How do you make hot pads with insul bright? ›

Place Cotton batting square on wrong side of the fabric square. Place Insul-Bright TM on wrong side of the other fabric square. Machine quilt both of the squares. One square with a straight stitching and the other with a curved free hand design keeping the fabric and batting flat.

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