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« on: March 12, 2010 11:49:41 AM »

Hi there!  I made this back in January, but I thought I would post it!  It's a pot-holder/trivet, made with new fabrics, and some vintage linens.  The tree applique is made of old t-shirts.  I used 4 layers of quilt batting (may use more next time) and did some free-motion quilting.  Now it just needs a little hanging loop.

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2010 12:06:24 PM »

Have you used this on hot pots yet?  Was four layers of batting enough?

I am thinking of making some of these for my kitchen, but I'm not sure how much batting to use, that's why I'm asking.  I know they make heat resistant material for these kinds of projects but I would rather use what I already have around the house instead of spending money I don't have.   Grin
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2010 12:33:03 PM »

pot holder?
I thought it was a mini art quilt! V nice.
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2010 12:37:08 PM »

Oh, it's lovely!  I love the variety of patterns.  I'd hang it on my wall, not in my kitchen!   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2010 01:01:11 PM »

Thanks for the kind words!  Smiley I'm in the process of making some mini-art quilts that have trees on them.  I think I'll finish them now!  You've given me more confidence!

As for the holding of pots, I actually use it more as a trivet.  It's adequate for short-term pot or cookie sheet holding, a quick transfer, but not holding longer than 30 seconds.  I think I'll use more batting next time, or possibly a cotton batting in stead of polyester.
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2010 08:50:24 PM »

Thanks for the kind words!  Smiley I'm in the process of making some mini-art quilts that have trees on them.  I think I'll finish them now!  You've given me more confidence!

As for the holding of pots, I actually use it more as a trivet.  It's adequate for short-term pot or cookie sheet holding, a quick transfer, but not holding longer than 30 seconds.  I think I'll use more batting next time, or possibly a cotton batting in stead of polyester.

I have some cotton batting set aside, thanks for the tip, I will try that out for sure!

The reason I love your potholder so much is that it really DOES look like a mini art quilt hung up on the wall when it's not in use.  I hate the generic ones I have right now, they are all either solid red or have apples with burn holes in them, lol.
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2010 04:12:23 PM »

I found this on the internet for different types of fill for pot-holders, and their effectiveness.

http://www.ehow.com/way_5825087_material-fill-quilted-potholder_.html
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2010 04:46:40 PM »

Great info!  It got me thinking that I could probably take apart the pot holders I have and use the filling in them if I need it.  I really think the batting that I have will work, but I'm still in the planning stages so I'm not sure. Hmmm.....
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2010 06:01:20 PM »

Lovely! It looks like art, not typical kitchen decor.

I've made a lot of potholders and have found that natural fibers work best for the inner layers. 3 or 4 layers of cotton batting are usually enough. I also made one recently using a piece of a felted wool blanket, and that worked great - thick and very heat-resistant.
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2010 06:39:15 PM »

Wool was mentioned in that link with the information about fillers.  Sounds like I may have to keep an eye out for some wool blankets at the thrift shops. 
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