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« on: December 31, 2010 06:56:29 PM »

This year I made tons of quilted potholders as Christmas presents.  I made them for just about everyone, but sadly I forgot to get pictures of some of them.  Here are the ones I did get shots of...

These were for friends who just got married.  I'm hoping to finish a small wall quilt for them too...




This set was for my sister in law, Emily:


For my co-worker, Shura:


For my mother in law, Kay:


Sadly I missed pictures on those for my other sisters in law, Heather & Jennifer.  I'll have to email to see if they can take some for me.  They were all made with scrap quilting fabrics, leftover batting, and some insul-brite.  Really economical presents considering the insul-brite is only $2.49 a yard, and I get about 8 out of each yard!

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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2010 07:41:12 PM »

Those look really nice! How was the insul-brite to work with?
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2010 08:22:39 PM »

These are amazing.  Where did you find insul-bright for 2.49 a yard? Do you use 2 pcs of insul-bright or 1 pc each of insul-bright and cotton batting?  Anywho these are amazing as gifts!
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2011 06:58:14 AM »

Those look really nice! How was the insul-brite to work with?

The insul-brite is perfectly easy to work with.  If you cut a lot of it with a rotary cutter it will dull your blade a bit.  But other than that, easy as pie.  Just sandwich it along with the cotton batting like you would for any other quilt.


These are amazing.  Where did you find insul-bright for 2.49 a yard? Do you use 2 pcs of insul-bright or 1 pc each of insul-bright and cotton batting?  Anywho these are amazing as gifts!
I got the insul-brite at Hobby Lobby.  That's their regular price.  The bolt was 24" wide, and I usually get about 8 potholders per yard out of it.  I just use the 1 piece of insul-brite and some cotton or bamboo batting.  Whatever I have scrap of laying around.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2011 06:30:52 PM »

Great job!  I am loving the cherries.
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2011 08:39:37 PM »

these are really great! they are super cute and very well quilted! Nice Job!
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2011 08:39:41 AM »

These are so fun! I especially love the cherries. Potholders make such great gifts...who doesn't need a new one???
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2011 08:19:31 AM »

  These are sooo cute!  I have done some in the past, and seeing these pics makes me want to ask-- How do you do the hanging loops? 

  I would really like instructions/links to anything that would help me figure it out. (I can be a real dunce sometimes!  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2011 08:57:15 AM »

  These are sooo cute!  I have done some in the past, and seeing these pics makes me want to ask-- How do you do the hanging loops? 

  I would really like instructions/links to anything that would help me figure it out. (I can be a real dunce sometimes!  Wink

I bound the edges like any other quilt, then made myself a tube of binding about 4" long.  Fold it till you like the size of the loop, then fold the half of the binding that is at the back over the one underneath it, trapping the raw edges between the loop and the back of the potholder.  Then set your machine to a narrow-ish satin stitch in a thread color that matches the area of the front that you are about to sew on.  Sew over the end of the loop, near the corner of the potholder, catching the loop on the back in the process.
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2011 05:48:42 PM »

These are great!  I must try this out as my potholders are in really bad shape!
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