I have had a lot of request for these fabric bowl potholders.
If any of you have made these, you will know that it requires a lot of marking.
I hate marking and it takes so long.
There are a few ideas of marking several at one time but I never mastered that.
So this little piece of cardboard is going to make your life easier (leastways it has mine)
It measures 2" x 1"
After I take my ten inch square and mark a criss cross on it. You really do need this because you are going to put a piece of 10" batting on a piece of 10" fabric and sew as shown here. You do this to both sides. This just helps the batting stay in place.
Before I was marking each piece on all four sides two inches up and one inch over.
That is a lot of work.
You will fold your fabric in half...
Then I just take my trusty cardboard....place it on the edge of the folded fabric and place a mark up 2" and then to the side on the bottom 1". Sew from the bottom which is the one inch across to the top mark, making a triangle.
Below is a picture of all four sides done.
I keep my little piece of cardboard and pen right on my sewing machine....so simple and so easy. I have found that the measurements are more accurate as well.
Now I am ready to sew them together. Right sides together....leave an opening to pull through.
I glue the opening shut and now they are ready to iron and top stitch down.