It’s finally fall in Southern California! We’ve been waking up to chilly mornings!! I love to bake during this time of year – something about the smell of pumpkin bread or apple pie in the oven makes you feel all warm and cozy. This little project is the perfect addition to your fall baking. It’s also a perfect hostess gift for your Thanksgiving family gatherings. Here’s how you can make one:
Fusible Fleece Patchwork Acorn Potholder
Scraps of fall fabric – many from Jennifer Jangles
Heat n Bond® Fusible Fleece
Acorn Pattern download
1/4″ seams throughout
Fusible Fleece Patchwork Acorn Potholder Instructions:
Begin by cutting the fabrics in small 2″ wide strips. Sew together 5 strips to make “strip sets”.
Once you have 3 strip sets, press the seems going in one direction. Sub cut the strip sets into 2″ strips. Lay out 5 of the strips and sew them together, matching intersections.
You can also cut (25) 2″ squares and piece them together. I was trying to do mine fast 🙂 Press the seams going in one direction.
Position the acorn bottom on the patchwork as pictured: Cut along pattern.
Position the acorn top on a piece of brown print fabric and cut.
With acorn top and bottom right sides together, match edge and sew a 1/4″ seam.
With the adhesive side up, position the acorn on the Heat n Bond® Fusible Fleece and cut around the acorn. Fuse.
Place the acorn right sides together with a kitchen towel. Pin all the way around. Sew around the acorn using 1/4″ seams, leaving a 2 inch opening for turning on the side of the acorn. Clip the corners and the angles to help with turning. Turn right side out and press. Top stitch all the way around the acorn, securing the opening. Quilt as desired.
Here is a close up of my quilting. I quilted scallops in the top and circles on the bottom.
If you want to add a hanging loop to the acorn, cut a 2″ strip and fold the raw edges in and then fold in half. Top stitch the edge. Create a loop your desired length and baste it to the top of the acorn before sewing it to the towel.
What an adorable little set!!
Of course Mufasa was very helpful in this project 🙂