patchwork acorn potholdersIt’s finally fall in Southern California!  We’ve been waking up to chilly mornings!!  I love to bake during this time of year – something about the smell of pumpkin bread or apple pie in the oven makes you feel all warm and cozy.  This little project is the perfect addition to your fall baking.  It’s also a perfect hostess gift for your Thanksgiving family gatherings.  Here’s how you can make one:

Fusible Fleece Patchwork Acorn Potholder


Scraps of fall fabric – many from Jennifer Jangles

Heat n Bond® Fusible Fleece

Acorn Pattern download

1/4″ seams throughout

Fusible Fleece Patchwork Acorn Potholder Instructions:

Begin by cutting the fabrics in small 2″ wide strips.  Sew together 5 strips to make “strip sets”.

patchwork acorn potholderOnce you have 3 strip sets, press the seems going in one direction.  Sub cut the strip sets into 2″ strips.  Lay out 5 of the strips and sew them together, matching intersections.

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You can also cut (25) 2″ squares and piece them together.  I was trying to do mine fast 🙂  Press the seams going in one direction.

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Position the acorn bottom on the patchwork as pictured: patchwork acorn potholder 9Cut along pattern.

patchwork acorn potholder 10Position the acorn top on a piece of brown print fabric and cut.

patchwork acorn potholder 11With acorn top and bottom right sides together, match edge and sew a 1/4″ seam.

patchwork acorn potholder 12Press seam.

patchwork acorn potholder 13With the adhesive side up, position the acorn on the Heat n Bond® Fusible Fleece and cut around the acorn. Fuse.

patchwork acorn potholder 14Place the acorn right sides together with a kitchen towel.  Pin all the way around.  Sew around the acorn using 1/4″ seams, leaving a 2 inch opening for turning on the side of the acorn.  Clip the corners and the angles to help with turning.  Turn right side out and press.  Top stitch all the way around the acorn, securing the opening.  Quilt as desired.

patchwork acorn potholder 19Here is a close up of my quilting.  I quilted scallops in the top and circles on the bottom.

patchwork acorn potholder 16If you want to add a hanging loop to the acorn, cut a 2″ strip and fold the raw edges in and then fold in half.  Top stitch the edge.  Create a loop your desired length and baste it to the top of the acorn before sewing it to the towel.

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patchwork acorn potholder 20What an adorable little set!!patchwork acorn potholder 4

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Of course Mufasa was very helpful in this project 🙂

patchwork acorn potholder


43 Comments on Fusible Fleece Patchwork Acorn Potholder

  1. Susan
    November 9, 2015 at 8:47 am (9 years ago)

    Adorable – plan to make a set for myself and some for gifts too.

    • Cindy Urbanek
      September 26, 2020 at 9:10 am (4 years ago)

      I noticed no insulbrite or any reflective insulation was used. Should there be for heat protection to the hand?

      • admin
        October 1, 2020 at 11:01 am (4 years ago)

        ThermOWeb does not manufacture either of those products, however, if you would like to include them that is entirely up to you.

  2. Allison CB
    November 9, 2015 at 3:18 pm (9 years ago)

    Very cute – love Jennifer Jangles ideas!

  3. Shelly
    March 7, 2016 at 4:11 pm (8 years ago)

    What a cute potholder! I love the patchwork! Great fabric choices too.

  4. Jan
    September 15, 2016 at 9:24 pm (8 years ago)

    when I make my potholders, I put foil batting in the middle so it is heat proof and can be used on the table with hot things on top & heat does not go thru onto table….I also just serge the edges for everyday potholders…saves a lot of time & is effisent too…

    • admin
      September 16, 2016 at 9:46 am (8 years ago)

      Thanks for the great tips Jan!

    • Susan
      January 24, 2017 at 1:02 am (7 years ago)

      Foil batting? Where do you get that?

      • admin
        February 13, 2017 at 9:07 am (7 years ago)

        Susan you’d want to look for that at your local quilt or hobby store.

  5. Iveth
    September 16, 2016 at 10:36 am (8 years ago)

    Hermoso todo,muchas gracias me quedé impactada al saber como se unen las tiras para que quede ese cuadriculado perfecto!!!

  6. Melinda Nieuwenhuizen
    September 16, 2016 at 11:15 am (8 years ago)

    I tried to download the pattern and it came up with no longer available. Can you please send it to me or tell me where I can find it. The acorn potholder pattern. Thank you

      • Jan irmscher
        September 22, 2020 at 3:33 pm (4 years ago)

        Only received the top acorn and not the bottom, help

        • admin
          September 23, 2020 at 5:56 pm (4 years ago)

          Hi Jan…the pattern is just one printable with both pieces on the same printout. Perhaps try zooming out on the pattern before printing.

  7. Melinda
    September 16, 2016 at 12:02 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m just trying to get the pattern for the acorn potholder pattern. I’m not interested in opening a blog or anything else. I love the idea and want to make it for says not available.

    • admin
      September 16, 2016 at 12:16 pm (8 years ago)

      Hi Melinda..we absolutely understand the link to the pattern in the project takes you directly to the page to print the pattern. We will try emailing it to you however please know the link is working properly on our end.

      • Mary b
        October 20, 2017 at 10:50 pm (7 years ago)

        It will not allow me to open or download it in drop box at all

        • admin
          October 23, 2017 at 10:05 am (7 years ago)

          Hi Mary…we’re not having any issues with the link on our end. Could you try another browser window or perhaps clearing your cache? Julia

  8. Joan knights
    October 11, 2016 at 6:46 am (8 years ago)

    Cute potholders, but,that cat, needs,to be, off the table.

  9. Beatrice
    December 23, 2016 at 1:59 pm (8 years ago)

    Hello, love it! Thank you. Note: you write “Begin by cutting the fabrics in small strips 2″ long” Perhaps it should read 2″ wide.

  10. Ivory
    October 9, 2017 at 9:34 am (7 years ago)

    You did a fabulous job here. Thanks for sharing

  11. Janice
    November 13, 2017 at 2:27 pm (7 years ago)

    I liked this pattern enough to make a matching pair today to give to the hostess on Thanksgiving Day! Thank you!

  12. Sally Gilmour-Smith
    October 3, 2018 at 9:46 am (6 years ago)

    I love this idea and can’t wait to try it. I’ve been looking for a small project to test out my hand piecing and I think this is it. Do you have to use the kitchen towel material for the back of the pot holders? Could you use another piece of cotton fabric?

    • admin
      October 16, 2018 at 9:45 am (6 years ago)

      You do not have to use a kitchen towel…that was the designers choice.

  13. Melodie
    November 16, 2018 at 9:32 am (6 years ago)

    Please tell me what the need of the fusible.interfacing is for? You could easily make this without it. What purpose does it serve?

    • admin
      November 18, 2018 at 6:50 pm (6 years ago)

      Hi Melodie! The interfacing is to provide some “insulation” given it is a potholder. We can imagine it would not feel great to use it to pick up something warm without some interfacing/batting in between the layers. Hope that helps!

  14. dfsquiltsDarlene
    September 24, 2021 at 3:32 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing your pattern. I made it and it came out so cute!

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