I decided that I needed a small potholder to go with the larger one that I made last week. This one is about 6 1/2" square.
Front and back fabric, each 7" square (the veggies and purple onions)
Cotton Batting, 2 pieces each 6 1/2" square (I used Warm and Natural scraps)
Insul-Bright, 1 pieces 6 1/2" square
Pockets, 2 pieces each 7" square (the white onion print)
Cotton batting for pocket padding, 1 6 1/4" square cut on the diagonal
Corners, 2 2" squares (purple onions)
(Note the pretty new pincushion.)
Layer the potholder parts: front fabric (right side down), 1 piece of cotton batting centered in the fabric, Insul-Bright, second piece of cotton batting and the back layer of the fabric (right side up). The batting layers are centered in the fabric so that there is about 1/4" of fabric extra around all sides of the batting. Pin through all layers.
Place the pocket batting on the diagonal of the pocket fabric and fold the pocket over. These pockets are on the diagonal of the potholder.
Quilt through all layers. I stitched simple straight lines with a long (3.5) stitch length. Stitch A long stitch length is necessary when stitching through so many layers. I stitched a few rows of stitching on the folded edge of the pockets.
Lay the pockets on the FRONT of the potholder with the folded edges of the pockets along the diagonal center of the potholder. The pockets may or may not touch at the center of the potholder - it doesn't matter. Fold the 2" squares in half on the diagonal and pin in place at the corners where the edges of the pocket meet. This will encase the raw edges on the sides of the potholder. Pin through all layers.
I do not hang my potholders but you could insert a loop between these layers to add a loop.
Stitch all around the potholder about 1/4" from the edge. If you do it right you will not sew through batting. Clip the corners and turn the pockets to the back.
After the potholder is turned, top stitch about 1/4" from the edge all the way around.
Now you have 2 sizes of potholders!