I’m stupidly excited about these potholders. the rational part of my brain realizes they are only potholders but the sewer part of my brain is over the moon. maybe that is why I like that brain part so much.
they were super easy to pull together and I just like the way they dress up the kitchen and the whole cooking-for-my-family process. to make them I mostly sewed straight lines through both the front fabric and some felted wool (wool is nicely heat resistant) and then sewed some backing fabric on right-sides-together; leaving a little opening. then, turned them inside out…hand stitched the opening closed and done.
I’ve been wanting to try the whole quilt as you go thing that so many other bloggers are mad about so I made this last one using that method. Here is a great video tutorial that shows how it’s done.
I have to say, I am on board with quilting as you go. I have yet to figure out how to make it work for an entire quilt. but, oh man, for a little project like this…it’s downright dreamy! dreamy, I tell you!
by the way, I have most of my links (and so much more) over on Pinterest. I don’t what I did before Pinterest, it keeps so many of the amazing sewing/fabric/quilting/crafting/cooking/home design things that I love all organized and easy to find. actually, I do know what I did before Pinterest. I kept three very sloppy binders filled with the random things that I would actually bother to print out and a handful of ‘bookmarks’ on my computer. realizing this only makes me love Pinterest more.
by the way, for anyone interesting in making potholders that make the kitchen happy, I’ll be showing how to make them at a sewing salon on the 28th, memorial day…it starts at 7pm. sign up here if you wanna join the fun.