Courthouse Steps quilted potholders
Potholders are such humble little things. We use them day-in, day-out year after year, hardly giving them a thought, until suddenly realizing they're burnt, battered and coated with a permanent layer of grease.
Oh, is that just me?
Well, even so, I've redeemed myself by making a new set. Starting with scraps, I made three courthouse steps blocks. The "steps" are 1.25" cut and the unfinished block is about 8" square.
To turn a block into a potholder, use extra batting! Turns out I had just enough Insulbrite batting scraps on hand for three more potholders. Perfect. I used one layer of insulated batting and one layer of regular cotton batting. Then I quilted them densely for durability and finished with easy-peasy zigzag binding.
p.s. Doesn't this vintage soup mug look handsome with my new potholders? My kids found the mug near the old barn on our property, years ago. it has good character!