Potholders or coasters are an indispensable part of any kitchen. To make these pretty ones, cut two pieces of linen 9 inches by 9 inches and also two pieces of fusible batting, like this stuff or the fleece kind in the same dimensions. Iron one piece of batting onto each piece of linen. Put right sides together and pin around the edges. Sew along the edges leaving a 3 inch hole on one side. Pull the right sides through and iron it flat. Make a final seam around the potholder, closing up the hole on one side. Mark with chalk where you want your quilting design to go, then sew along those lines. Thanks to the sayyes blog for sharing this idea!