Tricia's Mother's Day Potholder

I recently finished a potholder for my mother-in-law. I decided to give the special women in my life little potholders for Mother's Day! When figuring out what kind I wanted to make, I remembered seeing this tutorial from Nana Company. Amy has a great step by step tutorial on how to make this pretty little potholder. You should go check it out and make your very own!

This is the first of three I made for Mother's Day. I didn't want to have to cut my binding fabric on the bias since it leaves the unused fabric in such a weird shape. After finishing this with angled corners, I wished I had just cut my fabric on the bias. Amy's rounded corners make it so much cuter! It's still cute, but I decided to make the other two with rounded corners. The patterned fabric I used in this was from a Serenade layer cake by Kate Spain that I had on hand. So many cute fabrics in that line! Amy suggests using this classic diamond straight line quilting. This was the hardest part for me! Ha. I don't know what it is, but I don't enjoy straight line quilting. It takes so much longer than free motion quilting for me. Needless to say, this was the only potholder I quilted with straight line quilting. :)

Amy uses cute little fabric patches on the front of hers. I didn't have anything like that so I decided to sew her name on a piece of white canvas. I just wrote out her name with a disappearing ink pen and dropped my feed dogs on my machine to sew over the lines smoothly. I started with a big piece of what canvas so that I could square it up after I had sewn her name. I think it turned out well! I hope she enjoys using it as much as I enjoyed making it! :)

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