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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Favorite Sewing tool and potholders are ON MY MIND

First I want to thank Tania at Ivy Nest for the link in her post to texasfreckles where I learned how to make these fun potholders. Just in time to as I am participating in a potholder swap with my on-line quilting friends at 
ourquiltersfamilyhome.


In the above picture is one of my favorite sewing tools. The pointed end is to get the corners turned without poking through and the round end is for running around the seam inside the layers to get them to lay smooth. Above is before I used it and below is after I used it. LOVE THIS TOOL!


You add a layer of cotton quilt batting after you turn it right side out and I learned that it is VERY important to leave your turning opening big enough for your entire hand to fit inside so that you can smooth the batting down well before closing it up; adding a hanging tab and top stitching around the edge; which I did twice - once next to the very edge and then again about 3/4" in to hold the batting in place. I think they turn out really nice considering they started out as scraps in this little tub that I had saved back.


Six done - two more to make and then they'll be ready to go to my swap partners. 

This post is part of "on My Mind" with Down To Earth

9 comments:

  1. Really cute! And such a good use of those little scraps of fabric.

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  2. That is really cute...and you make them in different colored f abrics, depending on you gift them to. Just adorable ;) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

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  3. the potholders are very nice, I love the quilting..
    ~~HUGS~~

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  4. What great potholders and I'd love to have a sewing tool like that.

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  5. Love the potholders and your favorite tool! I usually use my hemostat and sometimes it pokes through, so I tend to hold back on it and don't get nice crisp corners and edges like you did. It looks like a fun project!

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  6. Cute potholders and a great way to use up scraps of material. I love the bright colors.

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  7. They are just lovely, you are so clever with your sewing Becky.

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  8. Hi Becky,love your pot holders and what a great way to use up those scraps,you have given me an idea for this weekend!

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