Have you ever needed a little something extra to include with a gift? Or a cute package topper? I have. So this year I'm making Christmas tree themed pot holders for "the girls."
These are inspired by this tutorial by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter. Check out her tutorial to make the trees. The only change I made was to start with 10" squares so my pot holders would end up square.
Some fabrics from stash:
Quick improv cutting:
Fussy cut backing, so cute:
Double batting, a little decorative stitching for the quilting,
then trimmed to 8" and bound:
Result: quick and easy pot holders, ready - ahead of time! - for gifting.
Be sure to visit everyone on the 12 Days of Christmas in July
blog hop for some great gift and decor ideas.
Speaking of decor items, last year for 12DCIJ, I posted about a life size Christmas Tree wall hanging with real ornaments. It was my most popular post ever, as was the tutorial. If you're interested, you can check it out here.
Thanks for visiting, and enjoy the inspiration from the other bloggers. Thank you, Sarah, for hosting this event!