Iron fold the 8 - 7 inch squares into triangles as shown in the picture. Lay 4 triangles out 3/4 inches form the center of the blanket material. Sew them down. Then, lay the remaining four triangles as shown and sew down.
You should now have 8 squares remaining. Iron fold four into triangles as you did for the last row. Lay the triangle edges at the edge of the blanket and sew down. (See picture) The last four 7 inch squares need to be folded into a squares. Place at the corners and sew down.
You are now ready for the backing. Fold forward two sides and sew down. When completed sew the other two sides and you are finished.
The pot holder is machine washable and able to be tossed in the dryer. I use them and give them to friends.
The last picture is of my hand crank sewing machine.
By Tedebear from San Jose CA
Durable pot holders in large sizes are easy to make by stitching cotton fabric onto both sides of a cotton washcloth.
I crochet granny squares and stitch them to squares of the same size cut from worn towels Stack them granny square, towel square, and a second granny square. You can stitch them together by hand, or machine stitch them by stitching around all for sides and then stitch them in a large X that runs diagonally from corner to corner.
Harlean from Arkansas