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Thread: chenille potholders

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    chenille potholders

    Has anyone made these? I have been taught to use non washed flannel but I see people using just 100% cotton prints for the chenille. Do you prewash the main fabric? I would appreciate any helpful hints. I have instructions but does not say anything about prewashing.
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    I would not use a chenille potholder - because of the loose/fuzzy edges being more susceptible to catching on fire when exposed to a flame or very high heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    I would not use a chenille potholder - because of the loose/fuzzy edges being more susceptible to catching on fire when exposed to a flame or very high heat.
    I have lots of them and love them. No fuzz on mine at all. not frayed like a rag quilt. nice and tight. guess nobody has made them either since no replies except yours. Have a good day.
    Evelyn

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    I made some out of old denim squares. They had already been washed but I don't think it would matter. I use mine for hot pads on the table when I bring a oven casserole to the table. I used the brush to fuzz them up a bit when they were new but after each wash they get fuzzier. I could have just left the edges but I used regular cotton in blue to do the edge or a nice finished look and to prevent the edges from raveling.

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    I do not prewash. I make them out of layers of homespuns. I brush them up abit after washing and rying, they fuzz up nicely.

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    Ditto katydidkg......I made mine the same way and love them. I have a whole stack of homespun just waiting to become potholders!

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