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Thread: Potholders

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    Senior Member newestnana's Avatar
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    Made two pairs of potholders. On one set I used binding and the other set I turned. Definitely prefer the turning method -- not only did they come out better, they were way less work.

    They are the same fabrics...the pictures look different due to the lighting.

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    Lovely

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    Question to you and others making potholders -- They are so lovely, but do you actually use them? I really need some new potholders, but if they looked as nice as yours, I wonder if I'd use them or be afraid of getting them dirty!!!

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    I love them! They are both really nicely done. As for getting dirty you can always make more which gives you a reason to quilt if you need another reason! LOL

    I added this to the miniatures in the Virtual Section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda B
    Question to you and others making potholders -- They are so lovely, but do you actually use them? I really need some new potholders, but if they looked as nice as yours, I wonder if I'd use them or be afraid of getting them dirty!!!
    I hear you. I made one of these sets as a gift for my DDIL, and I will encourage her to use them. The other set will be used as "prize" at a party, although it has occurred to me that only a quilter would appreciate the work involved.

    You are right -- a lot of work (in these pieced potholders) for something that will get dirty and laundered frequently. Probably best to use cute fabric and minimal piecing.

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    Very cute :D:D:D

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    Those are great! :thumbup:
    My mom made potholders a couple years ago for Christmas gifts. I had a friend come over and she was shocked that I would use them! I told her my mom would be more upset if I put them away and never used them!
    Another thing to add to my "to do" list! LOL! Maybe a way to use up "practice" pieces!

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    How fun! I enjoy making pot holders too!

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    very pertty

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    Quote Originally Posted by newestnana
    Made two pairs of potholders. On one set I used binding and the other set I turned. Definitely prefer the turning method -- not only did they come out better, they were way less work
    Nice work. I believe in using things, as well. Don't like to see a quilt or anything like that sitting in a closet.

    Would you give a little crash course in 'turning' the potholders, please?

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