Quilt As You Go Pot Holders

It’s Christmas time again and that means it’s time for gift giving. I love making SWEET little gifts for my friends and neighbors. This year I decided to make potholders from 2.5″ strips of fabric. They turned out so cute and were super easy!

I used fabric from my stash, but a jelly roll would work great as well.


Makes 4 potholders

  • 12 – 2.5″ width of fabric strips of fabric
  • 12 – 2.5″ strips of cotton batting
  • Coordinating fabric for binding cut into 2.5″ strips


  • Take one strip and one batting strip to the sewing machine.
  • Fold the edges in to meet each other
  • Fold in half again

  • Sew 1/4″ from edge to close the strip

You will get 12 beautiful strips like these.

  • Place strips close together and Zig zag edges together

  • Continue zig-zagging strips until they are all sewn together.

  • Cut your long quilted strip into four 8.5″ squares

They look so pretty all nicely stacked and ready for binding:)

Now it is time to bind.

  • Fold your 2.5″ binding fabric in half
  • Sew around pot holders as you would a quilt. If you would like a binding tutorial, you can go here.

There you have it! They are all so neat and tidy and ready for gift giving. I like to give mine with cooking utensils or a loaf of fresh baked bread. Yum!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Please leave me a message and let me know what you are giving as gifts this year.

Have a great day!!

  • 26 thoughts on “Quilt As You Go Pot Holders

    1. I actually checked in today to see if you updated and posted for the HQAL – So wonderful to see this post with these wonderful potholders – thank you for the directions too. These are so cute and perfect for gift giving. Love them 🙂 Sharon

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    2. Love how colorful the pot holders are, I think they also would be good for Hot plates. They seem to be thick enough. Keep up the good work. Thanks


    3. I am SO glad I found this page! I’m a great starter, but not so much a finisher! I think I can stick with this project! A few a day & I will have presents for next year! I will be a T-Sweets follower starting today!

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