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Thread: quilted potholder patterns???

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    Hi everyone! I know I am running a little behind but....I just thought that making potholders for everyone for Christmas would be a really good idea! Does anyone have some ideas for easy potholders??? I guess the best would be to start on them for next year but I would really like to make some for this year! Any help would be welcomed! Thanks! Amy

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    Amy, any block can be made into a potholder. You may have some orphan blocks already. Use double thickness of cotton batting or you may purchase a thermal type batting for that purpose. When quilted, round the corners and bind with bias binding. You may also make a loop with the binding. Better hurry, time running out!

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    Here are some pictures to give you an idea. I made all of these this fall for our church fall sale.

    If you click on the picture it will get big enough for you to see them better.
    Misty

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    These are all very nice thank you so much for sharing!

    Amy

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    If you have old towels they make a good batting

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    Amy:
    Our quilt teacher had each of us make our own Christmas gift from her after our last quilt class. She had us make our own potholders and they were cute, quick and our 6 year old has made them!

    To Make one potholder you will need:

    6 (8 inch square) blocks in whatever Christmas fabric you have
    (one of these blocks, the INSIDE block will never show so it can be
    anything at all)

    1 (8 inch square) InsulBrite or any other heat resistent material
    (someone mentioned using old towels for padding..that works!)

    Lay 1 square of fabric face DOWN
    Lay 1 square of padding or InsulBrite on top
    Lay 1 square of Christmas fabric FACE UP
    Pin this "sandwich 2 inches from each edge.

    Now, with each of the remaining 4 (8 inch squares) fold them in half corner to corner to form a triangle. Lay the raw edge of the triangle at the corner of the sandwich then turn the potholder and lay the next triangle in until you have arranged all 4 triangles around the square. Pin each triangle to the original squares to hold securely while you sew around the edges of the potholder. I hope the attached pictures will help you understand what I'm describing.

    After all 4 corners are sewn around the edges turn the potholder right side out and Joila! You have a nice potholder. You can sew a plastic or metal ring on back the potholder for a hanger or if you use bias tape on the outside of the potholder you can make a loop in the bias tape to hang the potholder.

    I make these as coasters using a 5 inch set of squares. They are really cute, too.

    Also, you can cut the squares in CIRLES and do the same thing to make round wine glass coasters/glass identifiers. Lay the 4 folded circles around the base circle sew then turn right side out. Slip the bottom of the wine glass into the coaster folds and Joila! you have a traveling coaster that stays attached to the wine glass AND you have a wine glass identifier if you make each coaster of a different color or fabric combination.
    Good luck and enjoy!
    Randy

    6 Square Potholder...simple, easy and quick!
    Name:  Attachment-63474.jpe
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    Thanks for the download. I am starting to make some right now. :D :D

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    Norah:
    Make sure to send pictures.

    Randy

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    Randy, I used a terry towel in the center for thickness, and I love the weight of the potholder, but my corners are not near as pretty as yours. Are there any tips for getting better corners? It looks like you sewed around the potholder without the binding, after it was turned. Is that right? Thanks for being patient with me ahead of time. :twisted:

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    Hi Norah:
    I sewed all around the outside edges BEFORE turning the potholder right side out. I'm really glad to help anyway I can. These are fun to make and go together really quick. If you think my corners look good, Thank you. I sometimes have troubles with them. Happy Sewing...Happy Holiday!
    Randy

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    I sewed around before I turned them, but you didn't do it after as well? Also, can I tack the center if it is gapping a little? My second set of corners turned out better, but I see I need practice there. These are kind of FUN. Thanks for the pattern. I will try to get pics for you.

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    Randy,
    Thank you for the download. I had the hardest time understanding until I downloaded the file and enlarged the pictures. I think this old brain has it figured out now. Time left to run make a couple for my niece and sister-in-law. Won't they be surprised!
    Thanks again,
    Yvonne

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    Hello,
    It's me again,
    I just whipped up one fantastic hot pad! Wow! That is a wonderful pattern. Quick, easy and cute when you finish.
    I love projects like this.

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    Hi Norah!
    Tack away if the center gaps a bit. I'm pretty sure some hot pan won't mind at all. These are very easy and quick, aren't they?

    Merry Christmas to all!
    Randy

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    Hi Yvonne:
    I'm so sorry you had trouble trying to figure out my directions...it's hard for me to read and do...I do better with SEE and do so I'm glad the download helped you out and made the directions clearer.

    Have a great Christmas!
    Randy

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    I have discoverd I am a visual learner! :o))

    My sister and I have an ongoing joke about, "Oh, there are words to read too!" We like the pictures obviously but the words are a big help too. :lol:

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    I made a bunch of trivits that can be enlarged to make a potholder. The trivit was based upon a 9 patch-pattern. Inside I got some heat resistent material for the batting.

    Once I find my pattern I will let you know the dimensions...this is where I always get into trouble. :(

    Ok, I'm back and the place is messier but I found it. Each square is 3 1/2.

    Strip piecing: 3 strips of 3 1/2 from fabric 1 and 2
    3 strips 3 1/2 inches of a solid coordinating fabric

    strip set 1 use fabric 1, sew solid fabric along the long edge, sew fabric 2 along the long edge of the solid.

    strip set 2 use a solid strip, sew a strip 1 toe the long edge, sew another solid to the long edge.

    Use rotary cutter to cut these into 3 1/2 segments.

    colour 1 @
    colour 2 #
    solid X


    piece together
    @ X #
    X @X
    # X @

    Detailed instructions

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    Hi,Randy,would you mind sending the pattern to my e-mail
    [email protected]
    I am also looking for a pattern of Seven Sisters,if anyone
    knows where I could find it ,I would appreciate it.
    Thanks in advance Mama Lou.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy
    Hi Yvonne:
    I'm so sorry you had trouble trying to figure out my directions...it's hard for me to read and do...I do better with SEE and do so I'm glad the download helped you out and made the directions clearer.

    Have a great Christmas!
    Randy
    Randy I didn't see the directions before I asked for them
    Thanks anyway Mama Lou.

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    hi do anyone have a very easy potholder pattern that i can make and copy, i really don't understand the direction on the video and the one Randy made i wish i could see it i'm a vision and hand on person, i hope i'm not asking too much. Thanks in advance Annette. oh this is a project for my church.

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    Annette just do an online search..put in quilted pot holder in the search bar..it will bring up several patterns links to choose from..good luck..or just use any block pattern and be sure you use heat resistant batting..there is a good one called insulbrite..Joanns's sells it...good luck..post photos when you are done..we all love to see projects..
    Happy Stitchin' Linda B.

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    thank you for a reply i've already found several that i understand how to make LOL Annette

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