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Thread: What should this size piece be called/used for?

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    I'm sewing up orphan stuff to make items to sell--trying to think small. :wink: I made some 15" blocks (The Wild Thing leftovers). What would they be for? Too big for a potholder, too small for a doll blanket...

    Should I sew some together so it's a table runner size?

    What exactly is the size of a doll blanket?

    I'm exhausted from a busy week and can't think--I need your help oh honorable quilters.....

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    Karla,
    Those blocks are not too big for a table trivet with lots of padding underneath.
    Have you made bookmarks?
    Quilted checkbook covers? They go over big here.
    Purple

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    Doll blankets seem to run in the 21x24 or 19x23 range. As for 15" squares, I don't know what you'd call them, but I'd use them under lamps on side tables, on nightstands, that kind of thing. Like what they used to use doilies for only much nicer looking! You could start a whole new trend!!

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    Maybe make totes out of your big blocks. And they are a good size for hot pads. I made my MIL a whole set from orphan blocks one year, some of them I cut into an oval shape, some into a circle some I left square and made pot holders to match. She loves them and uses them all the time!

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    A 15" block well padded to serve as a hot pad/table decoration is a perfect idea.

    You could even stuff it with potpouri. When something hot sits on it, it activates the fragrance.

    Back when my mom first taught me to sew, I was practicing blocks. They were very poor quality. But, I made them into pot holders so as not to waste anything. The first one I made is sitting on the counter in plain view. I cringe when I see it.

    She keeps it like she kept my kindergarten finger painting or poem projects.

    (It does look like a kindergartener made it too.)

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    I agree, they would make great hot pads for the table. I would use that thermal batting stuff - I think it's called "thermalamb" or something like that. I got it at JoAnn's - just ask them (that's what I did!) :D

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    Thanks! I bought Insul-bright--that's the stuff to use? I think the directions say to add a layer of batting too? They will make perfect hot pads!! :D

    They could be reversible--with a neat back....

    Just a regular binding will do it?

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    You could also make them into pillows.

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    Karla....sounds like some pretty good ideas here....good luck :-)

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    My mom makes pillow shams for couch pillows, all you would have to do is add a border and the backing with an opening to put your couch pillow in. They sell really well at craft shows.

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    I think you've got your answers. I couldn't add anything to it.

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    add borders and it would be size of the doll quilt sizes quoted here...

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    My daughter's doll blankets are tiny, one is less than 12"! Another thought would be to put a loop on the back so it could be used as a wallhanging.

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    How about pillows or a purse?

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    Well--I've decided they are too big for hot pads--it'll take up too much insul-bright stuff. :roll: So--they'll become table toppers and doll blankets today!! I finally have some time to sew!! I cut up a bunch of panel pictures to make pot holders with... I'll post when I get something done--several things done....

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    I bought some thermal batting and I think it wasn't very good, as the potholder I made and used didn't work well. Burned my fingers! Have more to make and think I will look for the other batting mentioned here.

    I think the table topper idea sounds good - or as hot pads. The larger size for the hot pads would be great - mine are all smaller than 15" and are really too small.

    You still amaze me Karla!!!

    P.S. Didn't see your post about the hot pads being too large at 15" until I posted this. Still think that size would be great for a big casserole dish!

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    The larger size for the hot pads would be great - mine are all smaller than 15" and are really too small.
    Hmm--you keep giving me stuff to ponder... I'll rethink it. :D

    I am NOT amazing--just have a lot of energy--like my dad. :wink: It seems the older I get the worse it gets--I can't even settle to read a good book this summer! Isn't it supposed to work the other way? :roll:


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    Karla, I think I am about 20 years older than you and after my knee surgery, (and even before) I feel like I have really slowed down. Once I am totally healed, I hope to have more energy. Having so many grandkids and weekend visitors here for over a month has tired me out too. I know I would not be able to run a farm like you do though. I would be a good boss though!!! LOL!!

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