I love sewing and quilting all year round, but especially love sewing and quilting at Christmas time. Nothing makes the holiday season more bright and homey than DIY decorative accessories made from patchwork remnants fashioned into incredible holiday seasonal flair. I had some Christmas fabric I bought on sale at JoAnn’s Fabrics for next to nothing but didn’t quite know what I was going to do with them. I went searching on Youtube for a great Christmas quilting idea for my holiday table. I found these beautiful potholders and could not wait to try it! I started by Then I just followed the simple instructions and made my basic square potholder shape. Here are the basic measurement instructions.
I cut out all my pieces and then put together my Christmas themed quilt block top, two layers of batting and my backing fabric. For this stage, I find that my quilter’s spray adhesive comes in very handy to really hold all the layers in place, pins work too, but once you use quilter’s spray it’s hard to stop.
The beauty of this is that when I put the DIY Quilted Christmas Potholder together I had a lovely assortment of coordinating fabric. I used a beautiful piece of vintage Christmas fabric for my last strips which came out of my Great Aunt’s Fabric Collection, some gorgeous strip batting I got on sale at JoAnn’s Fabrics, and I used Jellyroll scrap pieces to make a binding around the edge. My family had started arriving weeks ahead of time for the holidays and this festive DIY Quilted Christmas Tree Table Runner really got everyone brimming with holiday cheer.