I have for you today a potholder project to make. It is very simple and even a beginner should be able to complete this project. I count myself as a beginner in patchwork and managed to make the project. I hand sewed my project and appliqued the doors, windows and door decoration on (just two triangle pieces). For the batting I used an old kitchen towel.
Click on the image and it will take you to the larger image to print out. I added the sizes for all the edges of the pattern pieces to help if needed.
¼ yard blue for background and backing
Scraps of red, dark red, pale
Bias binding (optional)
- Pre-wash and iron all fabrics, Press all seams as you sew.
- For hand piecing cut seam allowances away and transfer pattern pieces to template material trace around templates on wrong side of fabric with pencil to mark seam lines and add ¼ “ seam allowance to each piece as you cut the fabric.
- Always cut and stitch a sample block before cutting an entire quilt
- Cut block as follows: cut 1 each of the barn pieces. Cut 71/2 inch background square. Piece the barn and attach to the background square.
- If preferred use bind to finish edges and make a hanging loop.
Overall a couple days hand piecing this project was time well spent I think. But don't do the boo-boo I did and put the hanging loop on the wrong side! With Christmas looming around the corner this could be an early start to presents. If you want to make a nine patch potholder to go with your barn I did a lesson here (adjust the pattern size for a potholder.)