Please forward this error screen to sharedip-23229236128. Please forward this error screen to 132. I was undecided about writing up a tutorial for these, but I received a php designer tutorial pdf of emails asking me if I would after posting my original leaf potholders two weeks ago. I had made three for myself, but really wasn’t up to making any more.
I have finally been able to create a . Please go HERE for the . Gather fabric scraps in all the colors you would like. For these, I was shooting for “Fall”. I also think it would be fun to do a leaf in different colorways.
Either find or cut strips that are 1 to 2. 5 inches wide and approx 14 inches long. I found some slightly shorter strips in my collection that I really wanted to use. If this is the case, try to keep those at the ends. I centered each strip as I went along. Your final “rectangle” or stack, like mine, should be about 14 inches tall. Layout your “rectangle” and grab your ruler, preferably with a 60 degree angle on it.
Take both your rectangles and make a 60 degree cut. Make sure that you have the angle going one direction on the first piece and the other direction on the second piece like the photo below. If you are all of a sudden panicked because you don’t have your ruler? I placed lines on the pattern, just in case. They are not necessarily 60 degrees, but they work. Line up the leaf on the stack of strips at a pleasing angle and place your ruler at that angle and cut away! I like to re-use printer paper when I am experimenting!
After your two cuts, swap one piece from each cut rectangle. Layout the strips at an angle like the photo below. Press your seam allowance to the side. Print and cut out the Leaf Potholder . 8″ seam allowance around the solid line. Using your pattern with the extra seam allowance, cut two leaf patterns from your fat quarter backing, two leaf patterns from your batting, two leaf patterns from your insul-bright. Line the pattern up with the lines on the seam line.
Note: the angles on the leaf . Cut out a rough leaf patternextending it approx. 4″ to 1 inch past the seam allowance just like the other pieces. Layer your pieces in this order.
I use a quick dusting of spray adhesive to baste all of my pieces together. Take your quilt sandwich to the sewing machine. Using a complementary thread color and walking foot, mimic the straight center “vein”. 4″ on each side of the vein. After that, gradual swirls from the center to the outside give the movement of the leaf veins.
I did not use my FMQ foot, but still used my walking foot. If you shy away from anything but straight, you could just echo the strips themselves. Either way, it will still look like a leaf when you are a done. When you are finished, lay your leaf pattern on top and cut the leaf out. However, I have a few at the size of the original pattern, and it is a very adequate size. Living in Texas the past year has just caused me to embrace “Everything is bigger in Texas”.
It makes some of the sturdiest of quilters run screaming into the nearest woods. I do not pretend to be an expert, so please feel free to google a few tutorials. One day, I do plan on doing a meticulous tutorial on continuous binding, however, I will have to return from the woods to do so. In the meantimea short explanation for the beginners. I caution you to not use any straight binding on this project because you will be quite frustrated. Here is my simplistic quick binding that you can use. I would not recommend this to be used on a full quilt, but on a small project like this one?