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The first thing I suggested when doing free motion quilting (FMQ) is get yourself a play list of music that has the same basic speed. For me it has meant a word of difference for keeping my stitches even. After that it's time to dig out the supplies your need.
Quilted Pot Holder and Hot Pad Supplies
2 squares of cotton fabric 8" or bigger or 2 orphaned quilt blocks
2 squares of cotton batting the same size as your squares
Fabric for binding
Spray Basting or Hairspray
The first part is really easy. You make a quilt sandwich. I used 2 layers of batting because I wanted a little more between my hand and the hot pan. Since the block is so small I spray basted my blocks together instead of using pins. Now we do our FMQ!! It's OK. Take a step out and try. I'm no expert in FMQ but the only way we get better is to practiced.
After quilting the potholder it's time to square up the block. You'll also need about 20" of binding, I used 2 1/4" wide strips and folded it in half.
After you get your binding made up and have your pot holder squared up it's time to sew on the binding. Bind your pot holder in whatever method you prefer. I'm a machine girl so I sew both sides with the machine.
That's it you have a completed pot holder in a matter of just a few minutes! You also got to practice your FMQ so it wasn't wasted.
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