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What size do you make your potholders?

Old 05-18-2017, 10:02 AM
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Default What size do you make your potholders?

And - do you make them different sizes for different purposes?

I've noticed that people do not have the same sized hands - do you make various sizes for different people?

When a potholder is "too big" for my hands, I end up with part of it in the food (somtimes) - but that same sized potholder would be "inadequate" for some of my big-handed friends.

I am looking for actual dimensions.

And - do you have a preference for round, square, or octagon shape?
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:56 AM
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the heavy duty ones i've used for years are double crocheted cotton and are 7" square
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:57 AM
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I like about 6" square, myself.
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:32 PM
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I like mine somewhere around 8 - 8.5" finished. Smaller and I burn my hands.
My hands are medium size. But I think it's a question of what you are used to.
BTW, I forgot to mention in my last post that I lined my potholders with dark
fabric that way the nice side stays clean...more or less. LOL
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:38 PM
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I like mine oversized, but I don't have a specific size and I often use scraps for the whole shebang so they're all a little "unique". They kind of end up whatever size they end up - most are probably around 8" square.

If they're too large and getting into food (which does happen) I just fold them in half or fold down a corner and use them that way. My mom always had tiny potholders and I hated them, so I make BIG ones!

I make square ones or sometimes slightly rectangular ones. Mostly because that's easiest, and I consider potholders to be utility items, so I don't really fuss with making them special. Sometimes I will even just add a new "cover" to one that's gotten stained to the point it looks unsanitary, or a burn that has exposed the batting. I'm either lazy or thrifty, you decide! LOL
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:12 PM
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I have never made any, but have had many given to me over the years. Most are about 6 or 7 inches and square, which I prefer.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:30 PM
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I just buy oven mitts, which work much better for me.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:35 PM
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My hands are small, but I make them about 8 inch squares.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:17 PM
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I'm soon going to have to resort to making my own potholders because I prefer the terrycloth square ones which are nearly impossible to find these days. I'll make them about 7". Someday.

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Old 05-19-2017, 03:23 AM
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I make mine between 8-10 inches square but I have large hands and I use the potholders under hot dishes on my oak table for serving...
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