Here is a new way of making kitchen pot holders - HOUSE SHAPE! My dad is a realtor, and helped me create the pattern, so he could give these as gifts to his customers. Also great for mortgage brokers, housewarming gifts for new homes or 1st homes, Christmas / holiday gifts, interior designers, crafters!You get a pattern for the house shape base, used for the:front design pattern with the "art" or repeat pattern on the fabric (min. 1/3 yard, more if larger design in fabric)2 panels of silvercloth / utility fabric / aluminized finish ironing board fabric - buy 1/3 yard(optional) white cotton - in case the silvercloth shows through the front (1/3 yard)This has the peak at the top of the "roof", and the "eaves" overhanging on the sidealso a pattern for the:2 Insul Bright panels, without the "eaves" 1/3 yardpocket on the frontYou get patterns for 2 sizes:8x10" overall9 1/2" x 11" overallalso buy:pack of clear, sheet protector pages or 1/3 yard of clear light or heavy gauge vinyl (for patterns)can buy roll of clear contact paper, and transfer patterns to it, to preserve patterns for for future useroll of thread that matched the background color in the main fabric, silver colored thread(optional) keychain ring, can also make loop from silvercloth, cut 2x6" piece, for loopWith the larger size, you'll need to piece the top and bottom of each pattern part together with tape, with gray areas and black lines printed on the pattern printed, to match up and align.TIP:to match / align the repeat pattern / motif / element / artwork in the fabric on the house shape base fabric & pocket, transfer patterns cut out from printout, onto clear vinyl or clear sheet protector pages, 2 sheet protectors taped together side by side, for the larger pot holder size. Then take those clear patterns to the fabric store, to help determine layout & quantity to buy.You can hang the pot holder 3 ways:make a silvercloth loop sewn to the house shape silvercloth panel on the back of the pot holder, flat edge aligned and centered with the "eaves"make a button hole near the top of the "roof peak", horizontally or vertically, depending on pattern layoutadd a removable keychain ring, through the silvercloth loop on the backYou can also sew seam binding around the outer edge, and then loop at the top, but I find that bulky at the top. If you use the clear patterns, sew a stitch line around the outer edge, to make a pattern line, and then use that stitch pattern line to match up your patterns when assembling them, using your straight pins to align the stitch lines, this allows for a less bulky pot holder, and a better "house" shape to the pot holder.After you print out and assemble the patterns, taping, transferring to vinyl or sheet protector or contact paper, and hole punching the holes - (I put circles on the patterns, to indicate where the straight pins go for you, just make sure the pin heads face into the pattern, pointy side out), It take me a little under an hour to make each house shape kitchen pot holder.House shape kitchen pot holder copyright protected by Kristie Hubler & Bill Hubler, 2005. All Rights Reserved. Not for resale. For personal use only.Photo & text step by step instructions in download.