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Thread: binding for potholders

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    Ok I have a question about the binding for potholders. Do you mitre the binding?

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    Also do you do the ditch stitch with binding the potholders?

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    I know this doesn't say much, but I do it the same as my quilts.

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    Hello from the Pot Holder Queen of the 1980's. My Mother in-law still uses her pot holders. All other's have been sent farther away so I have no idea as to the wear. I always make and give away. I have none of my own.

    First. In the 80's I used thick towels, mitering was hard to do and rounded edges was neccessary. Now the new batting for potholders that will not burn hands ( remember the fluffy craft batting does not help from heat at oven temperatures) is less stiff.

    I don' think there is a right or wrong. I go with "I do it the same as a quilt." I miter them. But, then that is up to the roundness of the corners.

    Good luck,
    Ell

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    I don't like sewing binding on potholders. I turn them and then sew 1/4 seam around the edges.

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    I bind them the same way I do quilts---

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    I have been browsing free potholder sites.. miter is the suggestion, also bouncing a looker to how to bind a quilt.

    send a picture and let us know how you decided !

    Ell

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    I miter. I do sew the bindings by machine instead of by hand (like quilts) :P

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    Thanks for the insight everyone. I have decided to miter the bindings too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I am making place mats for St Pats day and putting the insula-brite stuff for pot holders in the mats. They lie flat, are washable and make a really nice placemat.

    I am going to make some placemats too. But haven't thought of using the insulbrite.

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