This month we are going to make a machine applique Christmas potholder from Nancy Halvorsen’s “Better Not Pout” book. You have the option of making either a bird, angel, Santa, or snowman. The potholder can be completed in our 3-hour class. This is a good project to practice machine applique and using a towel as the backing and background is a new fun technique.
“Better Not Pout” by Nancy Halvorsen**(See page 38)
1 Tea Towel*
1/8 yd or scrapes of fabrics for your design of choice (Angel, Bird, Santa, or Snowman)
2 yards 12” Steam-A-Seam 2*
1 Fat Quarter for Binding
10” x 10” Square of Warm and Natural Batting* or Insul-Bright*
10” x 10” Heavy Duty Cut Away* or Tear Away* OESD Stablizer
Santa: 2- 4mm black buttons for eyes
3 - 3/16” red buttons
Snowman: 2- 5/16” black buttons
3 - 5/16” red buttons
Bird: 3- ½” red buttons
Parchment paper or fusing mat
Small Cutting Mat/Rotary Cutter/ Ruler
Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Scissors
Open Toe Embroidery foot
Sewing machine in good working order with your slide on tray.
Mettler 50wt cotton thread* to match each fabric. For example: I used white for the beard, red for the suit, cream for the face, and green for the trim and leaves. The bobbin should match your towel.
Needle and Thread to sew on Buttons
Microtex 80/12 needles*
*Order at Mel’s
**Pre-order at Mels’s
Class Prep: Please iron on Steam-A-Seam2 to the back of your fabrics for the applique. Pre -order all supplies from Mel’s.