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ostera15
« on: March 17, 2010 06:06:54 PM »

I need some new potholders, had tons of random scraps (since I hate throwing supplies away), and wanted to pratice my quilting skills before I tackled my quilts for kids quilt, so what did I do, I made random scrappy, quilted potholders. Since potholders require two layers of batting (been burned before by those with only one layer) I machine quilted each side and then sewed them right sides facing, turned right side out and top stiched. I neglected to take pictures of the backs, but here are a few shots of the fronts:







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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2010 06:17:41 PM »

What a good way to try new combos/piecing. Do you use cotton batting or poly?
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2010 06:41:54 PM »

I used Insul-bright it's heat resistant polyester and mylar.
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2010 07:45:23 PM »

Great job! I need to do something like that. Thanks for the inspiration.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2010 08:30:51 PM »

So cute!  I am working on a couple of rainbow quilts and thought about doing this with my rainbow scraps.  You know, a red one, a pink one, an orange....

And for those of you without InsulBright, you need to use cotton batting, heat goes right through polyester.  I actually use a couple of layers of old cotton bath towels and have had great luck with these.  They're easy to find and its a great way to recycle!
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2010 11:07:04 PM »

I mainly use wool battingand have heaps of scraps - anyone know if it would be ok in potholders??
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roccstarr75
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2010 07:54:25 AM »

Wool would probably be great!  Its the natural fibres that you want, polyester batting is just spun plastic (think micro-thin barbie hair or plastic "cotton" candy) It has poor insulative properties and the heat goes right through it.  You could probably do a 4x layer of poly and be ok, but then your potholder would look like a cube!
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2010 01:09:24 PM »

I've used felted wool (from a blanket or sweater) and it works great. Or 2-3 layers of cotton batting.
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morus
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2010 04:55:13 PM »

ostera15,  Your potholders were an inspiration to me.  Unfortunately, my sewing machine does not handle thick layers at all.  My potholders are machine pieced (stitch and flip on a paper foundation), but are hand quilted and the binding is hand stitched too.  I'm surprised I can type with these sore fingers!  Now that I have pictures, maybe I can go ahead and actually use them!



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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2010 06:41:01 PM »

Great job! And hand stiched too!!!! I bet your fingers are sore, I avoid hand stiching at all costs!!  Grin
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