Thursday, June 11, 2009

More potholders!

Alright, the last thing I want to show off this week is a pair of quilted potholders. I think I've made more potholders in my time as a crafter than anything else. And yet I've never made one for myself...what's up with that? I use a folded up towel like a chump!

But, anyway, here are some pink ones that also do not belong to me:

pink quilted potholder

Potholders are fun because you can use up scraps on the front and the back too, if you like. I used solid on the backs just because I had a piece that was big enough:

pink quilted potholder

I use one layer of Warm and White cotton batting, one layer of Insul-Bright batting and I always use quilting cotton to make the outside layers. Then I quilt it in whatever pattern I feel like and I bind it like a quilt.

pink quilted potholder

I really like how these are mini quilts and are useful for taking things out of the oven or setting hot things on the table. I like the idea of having quilts sitting around, incognito.

I'd really like to make a pair for myself but since I don't cook much, it's not really a priority. I do like to bake in the fall so maybe by then...

6 comments:

  1. I'm in love with these. And your binding work is absolutely perfect.

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  2. I love your corners!! awesome job and your colors are great

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  3. those look just lovely. you deserve to have some, too :)
    hey, today in the mail arrived vegetable rennet! i am quite excited.

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  4. today's the day. i will make mozzarella cheese. thanks for the ricotta tip, it appears to be terribly easy. here's a recipe i found:
    http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Ricotta-Cheese
    i especially like the 'do nothing for the first 12-24 hours.' that's easy ;)

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