Sew An Insulated Casserole Carrier

Nancy Zieman How to Sew a Potluck Carrier

Sew An Insulated Casserole Carrier

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Nancy Zieman How to Sew a Potluck CarrierStitch this Casserole Carrier, from the Hot and Handy Projects book. Then, let your tasteful carrier help you get a handle on things. Place your hot dish (or cold dish) in the center, wrap and GO! An insulated carrier is perfect for picnics and potluck dinners. The inner insulated pocket lets you store a hot or cold pack to keep the temperature of your dish just right. The carrier folds flat when not in use and can be laundered.

Wrap n Go Casserole Carrier Nancy Zieman 1Supplies:

  • 7/8 yard Fabric A (carrier body)
  • 1/2 yard Fabric B (pocket)
  • 2 yards 1″ wide black webbing/strapping 
  • Optional: 1/3 yard Fabric C (instead of webbing/strapping handles) and 1″ Create A Strap Interfacing 
  • 7/8 yard Quilted Iron Quick
  • 1/4 yard hook and loop tape
  • Matching thread

Note From Team Nancy     For the casserole carrier we’re creating today, we’re using the same fabric for the body and pocket—instead of using Fabric A and Fabric B. Contrasting fabrics work great, too!

Nancy Zieman shows how to Sew an easy Potluck CarrierConstruction:

  •  Cut fabrics:
  1. Fabric A: Cut two 13″ x 36″ rectangles (pocket base and handle base).
  2. Fabric B: Cut one 13″ x 44″ rectangle (pocket).
  3. Fabric C: Cut two 4″ x 36″ rectangles (handles).
  4. Quilted Iron Quick: Cut two 13″ x 36″ rectangles (carrier lining)
  • Make the pocket by folding the 13″ x 44″ rectangle in half, meeting the 13″ ends.
  • Stitch a 1/4″ seam along the 13″ edges.

Wrap n Go Casserole Carrier Nancy Zieman B

  • Press seam open; turn the pocket tube right side out, centering the seam. Press.
  • Edgestitch the 13″ edges.

EdgeStitch Nancy ZiemanComplete the Pocket Panel

  • Fold Fabric A pocket base in half, meeting 13″ ends. Pin at fold to mark center. Repeat, to mark center of the pocket.
Wrap n Go Casserole Carrier Nancy Zieman C
  • Position and pin the pocket to the right side of Fabric A. Baste pocket to Fabric A along the length close to the cut edges.
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  • Center and stitch a 5-1/2″ loop side section of the hook and loop tape to the right side of one short edge of the base.

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  • Center and stitch a 3″ hook side of the hook and loop tape to the reflective/silver side of one short edge of one Quilted Iron Quick section.

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  • Meet and pin completed pocket base to Quilted Iron Quick, right sides together, checking to ensure hook and loop tape sections are on opposite ends.
  • Round the corners using a template included in Hot and Handy Projects.
  • Stitch 1/2″ seam around the outer edge, leaving a 6″–8″ opening at the center of one long edge for turning.
Wrap n Go Casserole Carrier Nancy Zieman INote From Team Nancy     To reduce bulk when trimming, use pinking shears or a rotary pinking blade. It’s a great time saver, since the zigzag edge of pinking shears/blade removes excess fabric as it trims.
  • Turn the pocket panel right side out. Press edge. Edgestitch around outer edge, stitching the opening closed.

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  • Stitch between lengthwise edges, 6″ from each short edge of the panel.

Prepare the Handle Panel

  • Center and stitch the 3″ loop side of the hook and loop tape to the right side of one short edge of the Fabric A handle base.
  • Center and stitch a 5-1/2″ hook side of the hook and loop tape to the silver side of one short edge of the remaining Quilted Iron Quick section.
  • Join the handle base and Quilted Iron Quick section, right sides together with a 1/2″ seam, ensuring hook and loop sections are at opposite ends. Trim, press, turn and edgestitch as for the pocketed panel.
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  • Using the 1″ webbing, stitch the short ends together with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Press seam open.

Attach Handles to Handle Panel

  • Fold handle base in half, meeting short ends. Mark center with a pin.
  • Position handle on handle base, 3″ from each lengthwise edge, meeting handle seams to base center marks. Pin in place.
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  • Measure 6″ from each short edge. Mark from lengthwise edge to lengthwise edge. This indicates the starting and stopping points for stitching the handle strapping.
  • Edgestitch each side of both handles between the 6″ markings.

Join the Casserole Panels

  • Place the pocket panel fabric side up. Mark the center of the pocket.
  • Meet short ends of the handle panel: Mark the center.
  • Place the handle panel at a right angle to the pocket panel, fabric side up, meeting center marks. The handle panel will be approximately 11-1/2″ from ends of the pocket panel. Pin in place.
  • Stitch along three sides to secure the layers, leaving the fourth side open for inserting a hot or cold pack.
Wrap n Go Casserole Carrier Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman shares how to Make an easy Potluck Carrier

A complete supply list and detailed directions are included in Hot and Handy Projects.

The Hot and Handy Projects book includes:

  • Full color photographs and illustrations
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Double-wire binding so pages lay flat when open—no more struggling to keep your page from turning or bending; plus it’s easier to keep your book right next to you as you work
  • Soft cover with 44 pages

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For a chance to win a copy of the Hot and Handy Projects book from Nancy’s Notions, please leave a comment below sharing where you’d use Quilted Iron Quick fabric.

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The randomly selected winner of an I Sew For Fun 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge from Clover on the June 8 blog post is, Shirley Clark .

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Her comment is: You can never have too many super hero capes! I’m hoping the next great grand baby will be a boy! Due in December! My little great granddaughter loves for me to sew for her too!

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71 Comments

  • Florence Dupuis
    June 8, 2019

    I would make the casserole carrier. I think this would make a great gift for a wedding I am going to later this summer.

  • Pat
    June 8, 2019

    Hi,

    I’ve never seen the quilted iron quick. Looks like a great product. I think I’d start with the casserole carrier and maybe oven mitts. From there, the sky’s the limit. (The book would help with ideas!)

  • Sherri Wiley
    June 8, 2019

    Well, of course, I’d use Quilted Iron Quick Fabric for projects from the book, but I’ve been wanting to make a new cover for my ironing broad. A cover that will last longer than the ones that you purchase. Thank you, for your consideration and happy sewing.

  • Ann West
    June 8, 2019

    The casserole carrier is a neat thing to make. Then I would probably go for making a carrier for a hot iron. I’m sure the book would really give me a lot of other ideas. Thanks!

  • diane c
    June 8, 2019

    I have never quilting iron quick fabric, but this book would certainly give the the patterns I need to try something new!

  • Sandra C
    June 8, 2019

    I have always wanted to make a carrier to take food to Senior Center and our Monthly dances and this would be so nice to have instructions on how to use that fabric I am not familiar with but sure want to learn about it. My pot holders are horrible looking and definitely need replacing so this book would make a great Birthday gift for me since my bday is July 2nd. Perfect timing and sooooo needed!!

  • CARLA
    June 8, 2019

    I would make several different size casserole carriers as I am always making something for the church on Saturdays. I could also make some wonderful pot holders in order to carry other dishes that come in stainless steel pots. And because I’m making them I could look for some sort of church/Christian material to make them with and that would specify that they are for church use. Then there are the grandchildren who are moving away from home and need items such as these for their get together with friends and family. I just love this pattern.

  • Margaret C.
    June 8, 2019

    I am invited to a potluck every month. I usually take a casserole using tea towels. This would be a better alternative.

  • Kelly Sas
    June 8, 2019

    I would definitely make new casserole holders using this method! I have one I made that was so much more complicated to sew, took hours on end and is way too bulky. Of course Nancy would come up with a much simpler way, yet lovely and very handy!

  • Linda H
    June 8, 2019

    I would make the casserole carrier. I would use it for pot lucks at work and at church. I would love to use the quilted iron quick fabric. I have not used it before.

  • DIANE ZIMMERMAN
    June 8, 2019

    I use it for pot holders, oven mitts, but mostly for reversible table runners (great at holiday time because I can place all the hot dishes down the middle of the table. Top side is decorative and back is heavier poplin).

  • Ruth Lutz
    June 8, 2019

    What a wonderful project! In addition to attending potluck suppers, I regularly make meals for friends and family in our church and community who are ill, recovering from surgery or celebrating the birth of a baby. Having a safe and secure way to transport hot food would be most helpful! This is now on my “must-make” list.

  • Kris Janssen
    June 8, 2019

    So many occasions to make and give casserole carries, cold dish carriers, pot holders, etc to say nothing of iron covers (for classes or retreats). I bet this would be one of my most used books for gift ideas. Maybe there would even be time for a gift for me in all of this.

  • Clovis
    June 8, 2019

    Would be good for all the summer picnics you attend.

  • Marylou Wahl
    June 8, 2019

    I want to make a carrier for my iron to take along on quilt retreats the quilted iron quick fabric looks like it would be perfect for this project!
    Happy stitching all!!

  • Pam
    June 8, 2019

    We belong to a small group from our church. Once a month we get together and have a potluck. I would use this casserole carrier to take my covered dish to our small group.

  • Vickie
    June 8, 2019

    Quilted Iron Quick looks like it would be good to make an iron tote… would be very useful for taking my iron to and from any guild sewing meetings.

  • Rosie
    June 8, 2019

    I could make so many things. Pot holders and trivets to set hot dishes on would be some of the first things I make. I also really need casserole covers to carry dishes.

  • Christa Martin
    June 8, 2019

    Hello. I would make casserole carriers for my friends and family and also potholders. I love making potholders and have used insulbright for them but I think the quilted Iron Quick would make the process even easier! Thanks.

  • Sharon
    June 8, 2019

    I’d have to look thru the book to find what interested me the most.

  • Noreen
    June 8, 2019

    Quilted Iron Quick fabric would be handy for making curling iron holders for travel.

  • Glenda Marsh
    June 8, 2019

    What great gifts these would make!

  • Dixie
    June 8, 2019

    I would make the casserole carrier. Also think it would be great for my curling iron.

  • Delores Harris
    June 8, 2019

    I would also make the casserole carrier and probably oven mitts! This book looks like it has some great ideas…

  • susanne walley
    June 8, 2019

    These make wonderful bazaar projects. I am sure they would be very popular. Wonderful use for these and other ideas.

  • Sheila Hansen
    June 8, 2019

    Casserole carrier, trivet, lunch bag, insulated grocery bag… there are so many options I’m thinking about for using this quilted iron quick fabric

  • Marilyn Dunstan
    June 8, 2019

    I would use Quilted Iron Quick in pretty coasters for hot tea and coffee cups. Also the dish carrier, I’ve been carrying my hot dishes in towels to Cover Dish functions.

  • Hannah W
    June 8, 2019

    Thanks for sharing this pattern, the carrier is so practical and pretty, very zakka:)

  • Christi
    June 8, 2019

    I’d use it for pot holders. The casserole cover looks like a great Christmas present.

  • Rita Skraba
    June 8, 2019

    I love all the projects listed in the book to use the iron quick fabric in but if I chose one to start with it would be oven mitts. Mine are so well loved that it’s time for new ones!

  • DeAnna S
    June 8, 2019

    Love the casserole carrier. Would make great gifts. I’d make hot pad trivets with the quilted iron quick fabric. I have some of the non quilted in my stash, but I think I prefer the pre-quilted.

  • Hazel Davidson
    June 8, 2019

    Attending weekly church potluck dinners, this casserole carrier would be an ideal addition to my kitchen for transporting food to church. Haven’t used this product, Quilted Iron Quick, before but looks like it would be great for this project.

  • Cindy K
    June 8, 2019

    The casserole carrier would be the project I’d get the most use out of

  • ROBIN
    June 8, 2019

    I would like to make an insulated grocery shopping tote.

  • Carolyn
    June 8, 2019

    I have made several types of casserole carriers and have a request for one more,

  • Lorraine Alves
    June 8, 2019

    There are so many uses for Quilted Iron Quick. First, I would make an ironing pad and a pocket for my mini iron when I attend our local quilting classes. After these necessities are made, I’d use the Quilted Iron Quilt for gift making such as the casserole tote, hot pads and pot holders.

  • Dawn Williams
    June 8, 2019

    I would make oven mitts and a carry case for my iron.

  • sonja c dew
    June 8, 2019

    I have not heard of Quilted Iron Quick before, but would love to try it. I am sure it has many uses. As for the book I am sure it is as useful and creative as all of the Nancys Notions books I have bought and used in the past. I would love to have either of these items.

  • Barb K
    June 8, 2019

    I like the casserole carrier and it would also work for potholders.Love the fabrics used!

  • Wanda Rochat
    June 8, 2019

    I would use the Quilted Iron Quick to make the casserole carrier and an iron caddy to begin. I could see where it would also be useful for pot holders, oven mitts, grocery totes, and anything else one would need to transport hot or cold items. The casserole carrier would be ideal for all the potlucks we attend with our camping clubs.

  • Barbie Gee
    June 8, 2019

    I would love to use Iron Quick for new pot holders and mitts. Ours are about to wear out and I refuse to buy when making is so much more satisfying.

  • Pg
    June 8, 2019

    Definitely would make the casserole carrier-I have been using a cardboard box with a towel to transport dishes.

  • Sandy Erickson
    June 8, 2019

    This is just the inspiration I need to start some projects again after some time away from sewing. I will make some casserole carriers to give to friends with fabrics from my stash. The first one will be for me! I’ve always wanted ☝️.

  • Anne Z
    June 8, 2019

    I have made pot holders with the quilted iron quick fabric. I would like to make a casserole carrier.

  • Cynthia d.
    June 8, 2019

    I would use the fabric to help make potholders and matching casserole carriers for donations to my Sewers & Reapers group.

  • Karen L.
    June 8, 2019

    Definitely would make pot holders because one can never have enough of them but I really like this casserole carrier so probably would have to make that also, one for myself and one for my daughter. It would also make a great shower gift.

  • Bonnye
    June 8, 2019

    I would like to make a cassarole carrier.

  • Nancy Y Martin
    June 8, 2019

    I want to make a casserole carrier that matches the fabrics I used to make other things in my kitchen.

  • Lillian K
    June 8, 2019

    I would make the casserole carrier with matching hot pads for Christmas gifts.

  • Esther Garcia O'Hare
    June 8, 2019

    I would use the Quilted Iron Quick to make the casserole carrier, along with new potholders, in my beloved rooster and/or sunflower fabric. I also need to make a new holder for my mini hair straightener. This one will be in a purple paisley fabric that is stashed in my closet (for now).

  • Mary Grother
    June 8, 2019

    I would like to make potholders and a casserole carrier. My poor potholders really”ok like they need replacing. The book looks like it has a lot of different things to make.

  • Gail Beam
    June 8, 2019

    The casserole carrier looks so neat and would make a great gift for my daughter, who is a teacher and is always having to bring a dish to to school or other functions.

  • Carol Mindrup
    June 8, 2019

    The carriers would make great gifts. I would like one for myself. I do use the insulated iron quick fabric to make curling iron covers. They are so handy when traveling and can be put in suitcase right after using.

  • Diane Putzer
    June 8, 2019

    I’ve used the quilted iron quick on pot pinchers. The casserole carrier looks like a nice practical project.

  • Lisa
    June 8, 2019

    I have never used the Quilted Iron Quick, but I would make a casserole carrier for myself and gifts for family and friends. I would also use it for pot holders and curling iron holder.

  • Sylvia
    June 8, 2019

    What a wonderful dual purposed carrier! That extra feature of an interior insulated pocket is genius. Can’t wait to make a slew of them for the church bazaars!

  • Darlene Bigham
    June 9, 2019

    I like the casserole carrier pattern and would like to see the other projects in the book. I hope I win it.

  • Eva
    June 9, 2019

    I would love this because I’m always taking casseroles to church or women’s club.

  • Carol Gaunitz
    June 9, 2019

    First of all, I miss Nancy. Second, every year I try to do a Christmas present for multiple people. A few years ago it was aprons – I did 21 of them. This next Christmas could be the year of casserole carriers. I believe I would get a lot of use out of this book and will be excited if I win. Thank you.

  • Debora Ashley
    June 9, 2019

    I would love to win a copy of this book. I have an old pattern for a casserole carrier and would love to make a new one. I give a gift to each of my missions ladies and this would make a perfect gift! Thank you!

  • Sharie
    June 9, 2019

    I have never used the Iron Quick Fabric but it looks like would be perfect for these projects. Would love love to win this book and would start with making the carrier then hot pads.

  • Bonnie
    June 9, 2019

    Quilted Iron Quick is a great fabric for many uses. With this specialty fabric I would make a casserole carrier, matching oven mitts, pot holders, and a buffet table runner. These items would make wonderful gifts for family and friends.

  • Beth STODIECK
    June 9, 2019

    I miss Nancy because her instructions were so clear. There need to be more photos for these instructions. It’s frustrating to be very interested in a “free” project only to find I’m really going to have to buy the book to actually be able to DO the project.

  • Julie Kill
    June 10, 2019

    I would use the Quilted Iron Quick Fabric for wedding gifts, Christmas gifts for family and friends and for Charity. We have two weddings coming up! I would like to make something special for the couples. This fits the bill perfectly! I make gifts for family and friends at Christmas. This would be a great gift along with pot holders and maybe a hot pad for setting hot item on table tops! We have fundraisers for our local schools and the church and I believe these would be a great donation item for charity fundraisers! Thank you for continuing Nancy’s Tradition of Clear easy instructions and great ideas!

  • Debbie
    June 10, 2019

    I purchased a similar casserole carrier years ago at a craft fair which I really enjoy using. I would love to now be able to make some myself to give as gifts! Anxious to see the other projects included in the book too so thanks for the chance!

  • Peggy Bibb
    June 10, 2019

    Even though I have a couple casserole carriers, I would make this one. Love the Teflon living!

  • Susan
    June 10, 2019

    Have used the quilted iron quick fabric for a toaster cover. Would love to make the insulated casserole carrier as that is so pratical. Imagine bringing a delicious dish to a gathering in such a magnificent carrier!

  • Carolyn T
    June 10, 2019

    Quilted Iron Quick fabric will be perfect for a set of trivets with each top fabric representing a major holiday!

  • Patti Loosen
    June 10, 2019

    I watched Nancy making this on “Sewing with Nancy” and would love

  • Midge
    June 11, 2019

    I love this for carrying a casserole dish to pot lucks! Very handy.

  • Jeanne DeSollar
    June 19, 2019

    I don’t think I have ever made one of this type of casserole cover before with the iron quick. Once in a while we need to take a covered dish to our American Sewing Guild meeting if we are having a special meeting. It would also make very good gifts for a gift exchange at Christmas. Jeanne DeSollar

    June 19, 2019

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