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Thread: Do you make your own potholders?

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    Do you make your own potholders?

    I have been making some John Deere potholders.

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    yes, I have a lot of stray blocks that I make up into potholders when the mood strikes me. Some of the smaller blocks need a border added to make them a usable size. They are great for practicing with new stitches or FMQ.
    I get the batting with the shiny heat proof lining.. can't think of the name right now. And I use at least two layers of in the pot holder.. one layer is NOT good. Trust me on that!

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    funny you should ask that..just today i bought some material and insulbrite to make some as my potholders are falling apart...

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    I make my own potholders, but mine are the cotton loops put on the square loom frame and weaved together and then the loops, looped together.....been doing these since I was a little girl. That's a long time ago!

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    Yes, I make potholders for me and most of my family, I also knit my dishclothes which every one likes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Do you make your own potholders?

    I have been making some John Deere potholders.
    Could you show us these John Deere potholders? My dad retired from JD but now that he is gone, I try and do alot of things with JD in them. Thanks

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    Charlie, I loved making those potholders when I was a little girl! I'm sure I'd enjoy it now.

    I made a few potholders last year for gifts, but haven't made any for myself (usually the case!) I'd like to, though!

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    I'd really like to make a couple of mitts first. My storebought ones leave lint on my fingers every time I use them and it's a pain.

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    Yes, I make my own potholders. Everytime my two married daughters come they ask for them, so it keeps me busy having them on hand. I use scraps and fill them with old sweatshirt material, several layers. Old towels work well too. Very easy, and inexpensive to make.

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    Yes I do! I try new blocks before I decide if I want to make a quilt.

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    All the potholders I have I made. I used two layers of Quilter's Dream cotton batting and they're perfect, not too stiff and not too thin.

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    I make my potholders using old bluejeans.

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    I havn't but I should. I have so much scrap fabrics around and all my potholders are getting "gross"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluelady
    And I use at least two layers of in the pot holder.. one layer is NOT good. Trust me on that!
    Do you layer it batting-side together or how?

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    Yes, I make fancy ones with curved corners or scallop edging...great practice before tackling larger projects! I give most of them away, but I like being able to make them to match my kitchen decor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by Bluelady
    And I use at least two layers of in the pot holder.. one layer is NOT good. Trust me on that!
    Do you layer it batting-side together or how?
    I use the Insulbright batting, and honestly, haven't paid much attention to how I am putting the sandwich together! I think I usually put the silver sides facing outwards.

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