Cricut Quilted Pot Holder Tutorial

This Cricut tutorial shows you how to make a quilted style pot holder or pot mat.

Supplies:
? 5 pieces of fabric 10x 3; in two to three different colors*
? 1 piece of fabric 10x 6
? 1/3 yard floral fabric
? 1/3 yard Insul-Bright Insulated Lining For Pot Holders
? Cricut 12 x 12 FabricGrip Mat
? Cricut Washable Fabric Pen
? Thread
? Needle or Sewing Machine
? Iron

Instructions
1. Gather your materials before you begin.

2. Once you are ready to begin, choose the quilted hexagon pot holder pattern and
click the make it button.
3. The design will open in Design Space.
4. Cut a 12 x 12 piece of the Insul-Bright Insulated Lining and put it on the Cricut
FabricGrip Mat.


5. Follow the prompts on the screen to choose what machine you are using and
complete the cut.
6. This is the interior piece of your pot holder.

7. Place the 10x 3 pieces of fabric on the Cricut FabricGrip Mat, one at a time for
the next five cuts. Be aware the Cricut Maker does draw letters on each section
of the design before it cuts them out.

8. Follow the prompts on the screen and set each piece of cut fabric to the side
once you remove it from the Cricut FabricGrip Mat.
9. Now you are ready for mat #7. This is the back of the pot holder. Place a 12x
12 piece of fabric on the Cricut FabricGrip Mat and follow the prompts on the
screen to cut the fabric out. Once the Cricut Maker is done cutting the fabric,
remove the piece and set it aside.
10. Now you are ready for the last mat. Place the 10x 6piece of fabric on it and
follow the prompts on the screen. When the Cricut Maker is done cutting, remove
the fabric from the Cricut FabricGrip Mat and set it aside.
11. The next step is to design the pot holder by laying the center hexagon piece with
the letter A marked on it on your table first.


12. Now pick up the six trapezoid pieces with the letter B marked on them. Lay them
around the hexagon piece to make your design. There are enough of these
pieces to make two rows around the hexagon.


13.  Once you are satisfied with the way your pot holder looks, lay the long edge of
one of the pieces marked B along one side of the hexagon. Be sure the right
sides of the fabric are facing one another.

14. Line up the bottom of the B piece with one corner of the hexagon. The trapezoid
piece is longer than the hexagon piece – and that is exactly the way the design is
supposed to be.


15. Once the first two pieces are lined up, begin sewing them together starting at the
corner where the two pieces line up. Be sure to leave a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Stop sewing when you are halfway down the first side of the hexagon. You will
finish sewing this once the first row is complete.

16. Once the first piece is sewn, open the fabric so both of the right sides are facing
upward. Now press your finger along the seam and then turn it over and press it
with an iron.


17. Continue to attach the trapezoid pieces moving in a clockwise direction to the
hexagon following the steps above until you run out of sides of the hexagon.
18.  
19. When that happens, go ahead and stitch the first piece to the last piece.
20. Now repeat the process for all of the pieces marked C. Be sure to attach the first
piece with a partial seam, just like you did for the row below.
21. Once all the pieces are put together, it is time to sew the pot holder together and
quilt it.
22. To do this, place the finished hexagon face up on top of the piece of Insul-Bright
Insulated Lining.
23.  Now place the piece you just finished sewing face down on top of the hexagon
fabric piece.
24.  Sew them together at the edges making sure to leave a 1/4 inch seam
allowance. Leave a small opening so you can turn the piece inside out.
25. Now turn the piece inside out, but take the time to make sure all of the corners
are out. I used the Cricut Tweezer Tool to do this with.


26. Now turn the edges that are not sewn inside the opening and topstitch to close
the hole up.
27. Use an iron to press the pot holder so it is flat.


28. Now go along all of the seams and sew them to create the quilted look.


29. This pot holder is reversible and machine washable.

*To recreate the exact design, cut out 3 small and two large trapezoids in
blue. Then cut 2 large and three small floral patterned trapezoids and 2 large
yellow trapezoids. Finally cut out the the hexagon in yellow.

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