The awesome Kerry is starting out our series with a seriously cute project! Love the prints, colors, this would make a great holiday gift (for myself :). Kerry blogs at verykerryberry and she does not disappoint! Grab a drink and get comfy before you swoon over her amazing talent, you'll be there a while. She's amazing at paper piecing so hop over to be inspired. Thanks so much Kerry!
Hi, I am Kerry and I blog at verykerryberry. I am kicking off Heather and Megan's Holiday Gift series with a quick little kitchen project. Kitchen themed fabrics are my favourite, so I pulled a few scraps together, including a lovely vintage salt and pepper print to make this easy little handle holder,
- Cotton batting 11'' x 11'' square
- Insulbright 11'' x 11'' square
- Centre fabric for main hexagon 8'' x 8'' Square
- Fabric strips to border hexagon 6 strips, each measuring 1 1/2'' x 6''
- Backing fabric 11'' x 11''
- Cotton tape for hanging loop, 6''
- Basting spray, e.g. 505.
- Usual sewing equipment, cotton thread, rotary cutter, cutting mat, pin etc
- Hexagon pattern piece available here
Seam allowance is 1/4'' throughout. Finished size is approx. 8 1/2" measured corner to corner.
Cut Insulbright square in half. Stitch a flat basting stitch to loosely hold the join but so the Insulbright halves can lie flat next to each other
Cut hexagon from main fabric. Layer Insulbright (shiny reflective side facing down), then cotton batting (add an extra layer of cotton batting at this stage if you want extra insulation), then main hexagon fabric laid over the centre, right side facing up. A corner from the hexagon should be in line with the divide of the Insulbright. Use basting spray to hold the hexagon in place- alternatively pin in place.
Take the first fabric strip. Placing right sides together, overlap the hexagon corner in line with the Insubright by 1/2''- see diagram. Stitch through all layers using a small stitch (maximum 2) so the seam covers the edge of the hexagon and runs over a little either side into the batting sandwich.
Working anti clockwise around the hexagon, keep adding strips in the style of a log cabin so each strip extends over the last.
When all strips are added, rotary trim the edge cutting through all layers to make the hexagon shape
Take hanging loop tape, make loop and secure with a few stitches at the bottom raw edges. Place on a hexagon corner in line with the divide in the Insulbright, loop should face inwards (towards centre of handle holder), raw edges edges stitched within the seam allowance at the outer edge of the handle holder on a corner.
Place the hexagon sandwich on the lining fabric, right sides together. Using this as a template to cut out lining fabric. Stitch hexagon to lining fabric leaving a small opening 2-3'' opposite the loop corner to turn through. When you come to turn through, reach through the gap to the loop and use this to make turning through a lot easier! Press well. Slip stitch opening closed. Quilt a line across the hexagon through the Insulbright divide so the holder will easily fold. Quilt edges as desired. I echoed the hexagon in the fabric strip border with 1/4" apart quilting .
Yay! Your Hot Hot Hot Hexagon Handle Holder is ready to give ( or keep!) If you make this, I would love it if you could add a picture to my Flickr group.Edited to add from verykerryberry's comments regarding printing: it just a basic hexagon shape so could be made to any dimension. I have just looked at Google docs- if you download the pattern first- top left of google menu, then print at full size that should make life easier!