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Topic: Dresden Plate potholder - 100% hand sewn  (Read 1538 times)
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« on: October 05, 2014 03:11:43 PM »

My husband and I have been listening to a lot of audio books lately - such a great way to fit reading in to a hectic life! I started this little project to have something to do with my hands while we were listening to a particularly good book, and it only took me two (rather long) evenings to complete. A Dresden Plate potholder/trivet, 100% hand sewn!



I made the potholder using English Paper Piecing so that I could do it all by hand rather than by machine, and I hand quilted it as well. Please excuse the messy stitches! I really need to work on my hand quilting... I found it super tricky to quilt through all the layers (even though this potholder only has two layers of batting, one being Insul-Bright and the other Warm&Natural) which is why my stitches came out so large and far apart. If you have any tips on hand quilting, I'd love to hear them!



I love EPP and hand sewing in general, it's so relaxing! Don't you?
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2014 05:38:10 PM »

I love the colors and fabrics you used! And that cat is fantastic!
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014 06:54:08 PM »

It's beautiful- I love the colors and pattern, too! Well done!
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2014 02:57:46 AM »

I really love the color combo and fabric choices!  I think it looks great, and your stitches just add to the charm!
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2014 12:00:18 PM »

Thanks everyone!  Smiley The cat fabric is actually a Spoonflower fabric by awesome designer Andrea Lauren. This particular fabric looks like it's been discontinued, but I can totally recommend a look through her Spoonflower shop - lots of fun and quirky designs! :-) (http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/andrea_lauren)
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2014 05:49:41 PM »

This is adorable! I am also a big fan of your fabric selections -- the cat is perfect.
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2014 07:41:28 PM »

Very cool!  I've been wanting to try EPP!
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