These potholders started as the small leftover scraps from the Food Scraps quilt completed earlier this year.
There wasn’t much, but there was enough for potholders.
I started with a 9″x9″ foundation piece and just choose a layout that I liked. Add a few pieces, iron open, trim threads, repeat.
Then trim it down to size–8-1/2″ square. Layer with a piece of cotton batting, a piece of insulbrite, back and top. Simple wavy quilting.
Bind (I use 2-1/2″ strips for these because they are a little thicker).
I feel successful and the scraps are much happier used than hidden away. My goal is to do one small project each week or so for a while. Now I need to go dig through the piles and choose the next one.