These potholders are very decorative and easy to make. You decide what size you want, but mine are about 6" because that is the size of my square quilting ruler.
What you need:
Fabric, minimum 2 different pattern, but for a more dramatic effect use 4.
Fire resistant padding (I got mine from E-bay)
Cut 10 fabric squares (you need 5 for every potholder) and 2 padding squares.
Fold 8 of the squares in half and iron
Put two triangels back to back.
Put the third triangle on top of the square.
Lift up the triangle in the back and put it over the one on top.
Your square should look something like this.
Add the 4.th triangle.
Flipp over the corners on the top and bottom triangle
Put down the top triangle first
Put down the last corner and you should have a square that looks like this.
Take a piece of ribbon and stitch it to one of the corners.
Add the padding
Then put the final fabric square on top of that.
Sew all the way around and cut off the corners
Reverse the whole thing via the whole in the center og the 4 triangles in front.