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« on: May 10, 2010 09:45:05 AM »

Would anyone want to do a potholder swap? They are so quick and easy to make, and so fun to receive. I love to make them and I know I can't be alone!
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010 08:46:15 PM »

Ooh I might be down for this! Any kind of potholder? We just had a quilted potholder swap at our Quilt Guild meeting which was really fun!
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2010 06:24:44 AM »

I'd be interested in this one, can never have too many potholders Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2010 07:57:10 AM »

I would love to get some new potholders!
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2010 07:34:38 AM »

I might do this, I actually need some new potholders...
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2010 04:37:43 PM »

I actually am in desperate NEED of more potholders.  Perfect! Easy and fun, count me in!
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2010 05:17:56 PM »

I'm also in desperate need of new potholders. And of course I only think of it when I'm using them, so I'll never make new ones. This might be the only alternative to buying them!

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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2010 07:26:56 PM »

I'm glad that other people are interested! For some reason I didn't even think about sewn or quilted potholders. That would be great! I just checked the swap rules, though, and I still can't swap for a while and can't host a swap until I've participated in a few.  Sad
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2010 11:48:38 AM »

I could probably host, if needed.
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2010 03:21:27 PM »

I would be in for potholders.
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2010 11:41:52 PM »

oooo,this sounds fun, I might be interested!

Here's some inspiration: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1328412@N23/pool/

MareMare, I think I might be a member of the Guild you are talking about, but have never been to a meeting as I live two hours away. Are the meetings fun? Educational?
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2010 11:45:22 PM »

oooo,this sounds fun, I might be interested!

Here's some inspiration: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1328412@N23/pool/

MareMare, I think I might be a member of the Guild you are talking about, but have never been to a meeting as I live two hours away. Are the meetings fun? Educational?

I've only been to one so far, I missed the first meeting and the next one is this Thursday! They are definitely fun, we did a swap, had some show-and-tells, had a raffle for a quilting book, and got some free stuff! Also one of the members gave a demonstration on some really cool potholders that are kind of like Cathedral windows!

ETA: This week we're doing charm packs and the president just asked me to give a presentation on charity quilts! Eek!
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2010 08:18:23 AM »

ALRIGHT - you go girl! Wish I could make it!

And if we wanted to make placemats to match our potholders, here is more inspiration:

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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2010 11:03:21 AM »

I'd be interested in this swap for sure!
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« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2010 11:16:28 AM »

Ok, we need to nail down some of what people are thinking for specifics here...

Swapping 2 or 3 quilted potholders? 

Potholders and placemats? 

How long would people like for crafting?  3-4 weeks?

As work has just wound down, I'm happy to start sign-ups anytime now, provided I have a good idea of what people would like for requirements...
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« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2010 01:11:44 PM »

I can't quilt, I was thinking of doing knitted potholders.  I think it should just be 2 or 3 potholders, and the kind of potholder it is should be up to the individual swapper.
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« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2010 01:20:37 PM »

I cant quilt....But if it were to include knitted or crocheted I would be in
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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2010 05:15:44 PM »

I like 3-4 weeks crafting time, and think three potholders is a good amount. I'd be quilting mine because I just checked out Patchwork Style from the library and am in love with the fold-over quilted potholders.
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« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2010 05:27:40 PM »

Ok, quilted or knitted/crocheted potholders.  And a section in the questionnaire about what you would like to receive I suppose, since some people may wish to make or receive one or the other.

Random question for you knitters/crocheters....  How sturdy are yarn based potholders?  Are they really thick enough to withstand that much heat from the oven?  I'm not judging... Just curious.
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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2010 06:12:18 PM »

Knitters and Crocheters would use mostly cotton yarn doubled up for potholders. They withstand the heat very well.
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« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2010 07:33:07 PM »

I will be sewing/quilting mine. 2 -3 sounds good - and 3/4 weeks craft time would be awesome.  Happy to receive the knitted/crochet ones Cheesy

Are we swapping just one partner or in groups?
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« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2010 07:45:46 PM »

I can either crochet or quilt and would love to receive any - I really need potholders! I think 2-3 is good and my preference is 4 weeks of crafting (or at least send outs on a Mon or Tue rather than a Thurs or Fri so I have the weekend. I'm a weekend crafter). Wow, I didn't realize we would be doing it so soon! How long were you thinking for signups?
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« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2010 08:57:22 PM »

Two weeks of sign-ups?
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« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2010 02:12:04 AM »

All my current potholders are knitted, and I haven't burned myself yet.  Smiley  They are looking a bit tired though!  I got them from my MIL, so gawd only knows how old they actually are.  Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2010 07:26:03 AM »

Are we swapping just one partner or in groups?

I was thinking partners on this.  I've been doing a lot of "groups" swaps lately, and thought partners would be nice.  I'd like to be able to focus solely on ONE person, and put all my energy into making them something amazing...
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« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2010 07:48:54 AM »

Oooooo....New potholders make my heart pitter-patter.  I would be in; I always seem to need new potholders.

Random question for you knitters/crocheters....  How sturdy are yarn based potholders?  Are they really thick enough to withstand that much heat from the oven?  I'm not judging... Just curious.
Yarn-based potholders are quite sturdy and withstand heat.  I would suggest only thick yarn potholders (doubled up, felted, or multi-layered) for pulling items out of the oven.  And please make sure to note that acrylic potholders are not advisable since they MELT with heat.  I use cotton or wool when making potholders. 

Here are a few knitted & crocheted potholders on Ravelry if you would like to peek. Grin
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« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2010 08:09:20 AM »

Oooooo....New potholders make my heart pitter-patter.  I would be in; I always seem to need new potholders.

Here are a few knitted & crocheted potholders on Ravelry if you would like to peek. Grin

Yay Pinkleo!
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« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2010 02:25:36 PM »

Alright ladies and gentlemen, the Potholder Swap is OPEN! 

If anyone has any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to ask about them.  I'm off to send reminder PMs to those who showed interest in the thread. 
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