It's that time of the year, a time for fruit to ripen, markets to be open and plentiful sources of fruits and vegetables available.
This very cute pot holder is inspired by the fruits of summer, picnics, potlucks and family get togethers.
It's raspberry pie time!
mmmm my favourite was the pie at Stone Crock in St Jacobs!
What you will need make this "Raspberry Pie":
- A 8 1/2" round diameter template or plate
- One piece of fabric ( cut 8 1/2" round) for the top to fit the template, think...... raspberry, blueberry, apple, peach, lemon or pumpkin pie. Yumm!! There are fruit fabrics available at many of the local quilt shops.
- A piece of fabric for the backing cut 8 1/2" round
- A 8 1/2" round piece of Insul-Bright insulated lining (wonderful stuff to keep the heat off your fingers and table) designed for pot holders oven mitts etc.
- A 5" x 2" piece of pie fabric for hanging tab.
- A 1/2" bias tape maker
- Best Press or spray starch
- 2 strips width of fabric (40" approx) of ivory fabric (cut straight of grain 7/8" wide) for lattice on the pie or purchased bias tape
- 30" approximately of white or ivory rick rack 1/2" width
- A tea bag to dye the rick rack if it is white
- Grey fabric cut on the 45 degree bias - approximately 27" x 2 1/2" for the binding/pie plate edge.
- Cream coloured thread and thread to match your fabric.
- A fabric glue stick (optional but useful)
- Scissors, pins a sewing machine, rotary cutter, cutting mat etc.
- Cut out all your fabric ahead of time as per cutting instructions above. Tea dye your rick rack if necessary with 1 tea bag in a cup of hot water for about 15 minutes, take it out and towel dry it.
- Make your bias tape for the lattice using the instructions for your bias tape maker. I cut my fabric on a point -see below to feed it through the bias tape maker, spray with Best Press and press with an Iron as I pull the handle.
5. Top stitch about 1/8" in on all sides of the lattice with cream coloured threads through all layers. Trim around the edge of your pie.
6. Make a hanging tab by pressing your 5" x 2" piece of fabric in 1/4" on the long sides and then fold it in half encasing the raw edges. Top stitch this to close the finished edge.
Please send us your photos so that we can share all of your productive efforts.
Happy Tuesday! ❤️