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Pot-Holders for Dad

Created By:

Milinda Stephenson of Milinda Sews

Skill Level: Intermediate

Just in time for Father's Day, enjoy creating these in-the-hoop oversized pot-holders for your craft beer-loving dad! Using the new "Brew House" fabric by artist Paul Brent and distributed by Robert Kaufman, Janome Artisan Milinda Stephenson used her Digitizer software and the large square hoop on her Horizon Memory Craft 15000 to create these quick and easy pot-holders for your grill-loving dad. 

Janome Supplies Required
  • Download the .JEF file above. (Note: Milinda enlarged the file by 12% once she loaded it onto her MC15000.)
  • SQ 23 Hoop
  • 11" x 12" insul-brite
  • 11" x 12" fashion fabric
  • Four fabric strips (11" x 3")
  • Two pieces of 11" x 12" fabric backing
  • 14" tear-away stabilizer
Instructions

Click here to download the Pot-Holder .JEF file.

Using a 9.1" Squared Hoop:

Step 1: Hoop Tear-Away Stabilizer

  • Sew color 1 (square).
  • Place insul-brite in the square.
  • Lay fashion fabric directly on top of the insul-brite.
  • Sew color 1 again to secure the insul-brite and fashion fabric to the stabilizer.

Step 2: Fabric Frame Top

  • Sew color 2 (placement line for the fabric frame strip).
  • Lay the fabric piece on top of the line, leaving the overhang below the line.
  • Sew color 3 (sew down the line).
  • Note: All placement lines are blue and all sew-down lines are green. 
  • Fold the fabric piece up and finger press.

Step 3: Fabric Frame Bottom

  • Sew color 4 (placement line for the bottom strip).
  • Place the fabric strip on the line, leaving the overhang above the line.
  • Sew color 5 (sew-down the line for the bottom fabric frame strip).

Step 4: Fabric Frame Left Side

  • Sew color 6 (placement line for the left side of the fabric frame).
  • Place the fabric on top of the placement line with the overhang to the right.
  • Sew color 7 (sew down the line).
  • Fold the fabric back and finger press.

Step 5: Fabric Frame Right Side

  • Sew color 8 (placement line).
  • Place the fabric on top of the line with the overhang on the left.
  • Sew color 9 (sew down line).
  • Fold the fabric back and finger press.

Step 6: Strippling

  • Sew color 10 (strippling).

Step 7: Envelope Backing

  • Place a hemmed backing piece over the top of the pot-holder, right sides together. Move slightly to the left so that the far right final stitching line is at least 1/2" from the hemmed end of the backing piece. You do not want to catch the hemmed end in the final stitching. This will be the top of your envelope backing.
  • Now lay the second piece of the envelope backing on top of the first piece, right side down. The hemmed end of this backing piece should be on the left side of the square. Be certain to leave at least 1/2" between the final stitching line and the hemmed end of your envelope backing.

Step 8: Sew Down, Remove and Turn

  • Sew color 11 (this is final sew-down square).
  • Remove the pot-holder from the hoop.
  • Clip to a 1/4" from the edge.
  • Turn right side out.
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Reviews


Tako
Beautiful
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

cpindzola
Around the Table Dresden Placemats
Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
Txmaid
Fun Great Gift!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MargieARK
Teatime Quilted Tablecloth
Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.
MickelSews
Great Machine
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I've had this machine for only a week now. I bought it used from a lady who makes her own clothes, but she no longer needed the machine. During the purchase, she noted that she is almost sad that it's better to give it away because of how well the machine performed. (I also bought it along side a computerized machine of another brand.} She demoed the machine for us, showing it worked and gave us everything (including the box it came in!) She took amazing care of this machine. I have used it a few times now, and the directions for threading were easy to follow (albeit my hands are quite large so the lower looper was a pain, but that is no fault to the machine or brand.) And I recommend this machine to anyone who wants to learn to serge and wants a machine that can grow with them. I will happily use this machine time and time again.
rvstan
S9 Review
Sunday, February 25, 2018

I love, love, love my S9! It's sews and embroiders beautifully and it's simplicity of use amazes me. I would recommend this machine for both a beginner and an experienced seamstress. If I would ask anything of Janome it would be to upgrade the programming to run a larger hoop size. I understand that it can't get much wider but there is most definitely room for it to go longer. That is the only limitation of this machine.
pjmnana
PJMNana
Monday, February 26, 2018

I purchased a Memorycraft 15000 a few years ago and it was the best purchase I ever made! This machine can do just about anything you would would ever want! I love the capability of using the Acuedit app to set up my embroidery pattern on my Ipad and then download it to the machine! I love how my embroidery looks upon completion and I love all the good lighting it has to light up your workspace. That way you don’t need to worry about where to set up your machine. It also has plenty of room to do machine embroidery on any size quilts! There are many decorative stitches from which to choose that are outstanding! It’s hard to choose which one to use! There are so many great features it is hard to decide what I love the most. If you want to buy only one machine to last a lifetime, I would recommend this one!

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