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Potholders

One of the least respected tools in the kitchen: the potholder.  It shouldn’t be, they’ve kept my hands from getting burnt a time or two.  I was recently lucky enough to acquire this little lovely from Ayumills‘ etsy shop the other day.  I’ve given it a test drive a couple times now, it’s lovely!  Hopefully I can add to this potholder a collection of a few more, then those crazy potholders might not go so unnoticed.

I made these two potholders with the leftover scraps from the apron I made – to be included with the happy retirement gift. 

I followed Tallgrass Prairie Studio’s tutorial again, but I had some issues with the binding.  Not sure if it’s the way I put mine on or what, but I ended up making my binding 2 inches wide instead of her suggested 1.5 inches.  Either way, I like the way they turned out.
If you’re interested in making a couple potholders and sharing them with an online friend and getting two in return, stop by Amy’s During Quiet Time blog and sign up for her Potholder Pass that she’s hosting.  Today’s the last day to sign up, so don’t miss out.  Be sure to send her all the info she’s requesting otherwise you won’t be able to participate!  Have fun!

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6 Responses to Potholders

  1. Amy 01.16.2010 at 2:57 pm #

    How many layers did you put in your potholders? I am still debating the 1 versus 2. It seems that 2 is a lot cushier and nicer but 1 would be easier to work with and quilt. Yours came out great! Thanks for the plug. I’m looking forward to getting started.

  2. RosaMarĂ­a 01.16.2010 at 10:04 pm #

    so pretty! great job!

  3. Leslie 01.16.2010 at 11:56 pm #

    i love the brown back on the potholder gift.

  4. Bloom 01.17.2010 at 2:59 am #

    Oh, my pot holders are so grungy – I could use a few new cute ones.
    Also, I’m so excited to see what you do with your blank canvas play/sewing room. We’d love to feature the transformation at Bloom when it’s all done :) Good luck!

  5. Jeannie 02.20.2010 at 10:07 am #

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  6. Jeannie 02.20.2010 at 10:09 am #

    Sorry about that. Can’t seem to spell this morning! I love, love, love the red potholders that match the apron.
    I cut my binding 2.5 so I can catch it on the back when I stitch in the ditch on the front side.

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