Here's how I made them.
I cut out four squares 7" x 7" but you can use any size you like.
Two squares are from denim and two in quilting cotton.
Place your two denim squares wrong sides together then place your back square under both of those with the wrong side facing up followed by the top square right side facing up.
Next you want to sew around the outer edge three times trying to make your stitching wonky. This was the hardest part for me as I've always tried to keep my stitching as straight as possible.
Next mark a square with tailors chalk or a disappearing marker pen 2" in from the outer edge. Then sew over the marked square three times, again wonky. If you don't want to do a square you can sew a cross from each corner as you would on rag quilts.
Now trim your outer edges with pinking shears. I keep the cut off edges for making something in the future when I've collected enough. I'll show you what it is when I've collected enough.
Now you want to throw your potholders in the washing machine so the edges fray. Then you can throw them in the tumble dryer or hang them outside to dry. Once dry trim the loose threads.
You've finished. Quick and easy to make.
I also made these tea towels to give to my daughter along with the table mats I made for her.
~ Maria ~