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« on: January 08, 2010 01:17:10 PM »

I am determined to use up most of my fat quarter collection before I can get new ones. So last night I made pot holders. I didnít use a specific tutorial but I checked out a bunch to get a general idea.

I cut the quarter in quarters (giggle) then squared them and used what I cut off to make the loop. I used two layers of bamboo batting. I donít quilt so it was my fist experience sewing the lines in the middle. My first try (the blue one) had the fabric bunched at the end. You canít see it in the picture so itís not too big a deal. For the second I did the lines straight across and it didnít happen as bad. I am going to guess it has something to do with bias. They were fun to make and didnít take very long at all but Iím not sure I will make more until I have a gift giving occasion cuz face it, How many pot holders do you really need?   
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010 02:03:01 PM »

cute and practical and a good way to use up your fat quarters!!

In quilting, you generally quilt first then add the binding around after squaring up your quilted piece...keeps the bunching in check...also, a walking foot seems to feed the layers of fabric better so that the top and bottom don't go moving every which way and bunch on you...

but, like you said, for a small useful thing like a potholder, I wouldn't really worry too much about it if you are happy with them!  They are much cuter than the ones you can buy and you can select whatever colors you want!

Have fun with your fat quarter projects!!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2010 03:47:06 PM »

I think these are lovely.  I like how you combined your colors.  Nice job.
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2010 06:41:29 PM »

These are all very pretty.  Much much cuter then the store bought ones.  I think you did a great job on them.  And, youve inspired me to make some now.  I need to too, because the ones I have are old, and Id like to make some cute ones using my fabric scraps.
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010 08:53:16 AM »

Thanks guys, and thank allwaysinmyroom for the tip.
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