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Cooking up Some Fun with our Pretty Potholder

We wanted to add some extra cuteness to our kitchen this Christmas, and thought Pretty Potholders were a great place to start! We added Insul-Bright Batting to this little gal, so she can handle the heat in the kitchen. Insul-Bright is made to reflect heat or cold, making it perfect for handling hot pans of holiday cookies! Our Pretty Potholder features the 6″ Candy Canes Block from Lori Holt’s Vintage Christmas Book, but you can insert whichever block works best in your kitchen.



  • Lining and Backing
    • 2 – 7.5” x 9.25” rectangles
    • 1 – 7.5” square
  • Binding
    • 2 – 2.25” x width of fabric strips
    • 1 – 2.25” x 7.5” rectangle
  • Insul-Bright
    • 1 – 7.5” x 9.25” rectangle
    • 1 – 7.5” square


Make one 6″ finished Candy Canes Block from Lori Holt’s Vintage Christmas Book (page 14).

Layer the Candy Canes Block, 7.5” batting square and 7.5” lining square. Quilt as desired. Trim excess batting and lining. Pretty Potholder Front should measure 6.5” x 6.5”.

Fold the 2.25” x 7.5” rectangle in half, lengthwise. Press. Open and fold each edge in to meet the fold mark in the middle. Press. Fold in half again. Press.

Using your preferred binding method, attach the short binding strip to the top of the Pretty Potholder Front.

Layer the 7.5” x 9.25” lining rectangles and 7.5” x 9.25” batting rectangle. Quilt as desired. Trim Pretty Potholder Back to measure 6.5” x 8.25”.

Piece the 2.25” x width of fabric binding strips end to end for binding. Prepare binding strips as desired. Matching bottom edges, layer the Pretty Potholder Front right side up on the Pretty Potholder Back. Bind as desired.

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