Lil’ Twister pot holder

Lil’ Twister pot holder

In April I’m demonstrating the Lil’ Twister Tool for our quilt guild so I’ve started making some Lil’ Twister pot holders for my demo.  Here’s my first finish.  The little squares that are leftover have been cut into squares for my PSQ collection, bonus!

I like the finished size, 6 1/2″, for a more usable pot holder.  Some of the other pot holders I’ve been making end up so big they are more like table pads.  I am using one layer of batting and one layer of Insul-Brite.

Here’s the before and after picture.  Start with a 5″ square and add 3″ borders.  After cutting and sewing the 10″ becomes a 6 1/2″ square.  I was thinking this could be a little starter project for those who what to try the Twister Tool.  I’m preparing the table runner size for my demo, too.  I’ll post some pictures of that after my guild meeting.


I’m linking up to Such a Sew and Sew:  A Stitch in Time March 2012 Finishes but I really hope that I can get a bigger project finished later this month!!

Thanks for looking and just keep stitchin’


March Finishes

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5 Responses

  1. What a great idea! I’ve done one Lil Twister quilt so far, and was looking for some other ideas. What about the little leftover squares? I was afraid to use them since they were all on the bias. Have you had any trouble with them ignoring the general quilting rule of “Please lay flat!”?

  2. I haven’t had any trouble, just be really careful with them. My friend, Candace, just made a little quilt with her squares from making a big twister quilt.

  3. Such a cute little hot pad! I love those Lil Twisters. Someday, I need to get a tool, because they are just so cool. The colors you used are beautiful!

    Also, thanks for the link to Insul-Brite! I want to make a couple of hot pads and that will help me find where to get some.

    Congrats on a beautiful finish and thank you for linking up!

    xo -E

  4. Love your Twister potholder and decided to try one using my new Twister ruler. How did you apply the binding with the loop?