Tag Archives: Pot Holders

2017-23 Quilt-As-You-Go Potholders

It seems that every year I make up a quick pair of Quilt As You Go Potholders specifically for a entry for this class at the Wellesley Fair.  They usually take me about an hour to make and then they are a good hostess gift to have on hand.   These pot holders were made from a little set of coordinated scraps I had in one of my many little baggies of leftover scraps.
So I was happy with the result – one more fair entry and one less baggie!

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2017-11 Bright Potholders

These bright little potholders were made from two leftover blocks.  They were quilted with a green thread.  The orange binding adds a coordinating tough.   It is always helpful to  have lots of potholders at hand.  It feels good to use up those orphan blocks too.

2016-34 Swedish Chef Pot Holders

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Many years ago, I purchased this pre-printed pot holder fabric in a thrift shop.  I always intended to do something with it.  Finally that day arrived.  I quilted them with a double layer of cotton batting and then bound them with a red tone on tone binding.  I hand stitched the binding to the back on a plane when traveling to a Caribbean snorkeling holiday last week.  A small compact project with a high ratio of hand stitching to surface area works best for me when traveling.
Someday, these will be a gift.  I like having things on hand for impulsive gift-giving!

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2016-33 Quilt As You Go Potholders

red-qayg-potholdersSometimes you just need to do a quick and easy project.  The fall fair had a category for a set of Quilt As You Go Potholders.  I had a pile of red scraps, so these potholders came together very quickly.  They have a double layer of batting to make them thick and protective.  These will likely be a stocking stuffer for one of my children.

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2016-31 Rose Hot Mats

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These pot holders stated when I noticed a category in the fall fair list for two hot mats.  I dug though my orphan block box and found the red stripped fabric.  Then I looked in my scrap bin and found a small piece of the rose fabric.  I fussy cut the roses and cut the strips into sections that could be partial pieced around the roses.  At about 8 inches square, they make a  nice sized hot mat.  I doubled the thickness of the batting to give extra protection to a table, then quilted them in a nice crosshatch flower design.  If I were to make them over, I would quilt them less densely as they tend to get stiff with the double batting and the dense quilting.  However they will work well as hot mats.  We tend to use a lot of hot mats and it is nice to have fresh ones every once in a while.

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2015-31: Black and White Pot Holders

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Trying to use up a pile of leftover Black and White scraps, I made these two potholders using the Quilt As You Go technique.  They were quick, simple and make for a great pot holder.

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2015-24 Japanese Hexagon Potholders

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These potholders were a simple project made from leftover triangles from another project.  Rather than waste them, I pieced them into these potholders and quilted them with a feathered wreath design and bound them with a green Hoffman print.  They have a Christmas feel to them and will make a nice hostess gift at holiday time.

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