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Thread: Double ended potholder ... By request

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    I had made my daughter in law a apron and pot holder for her birthday in march. She loved it. But here is the twist. She had hip replacement surgery last week and is using the pot holder as a walker accessory to hold the things she needs when she gets across the room. She asked for me to make her another one. But a little wider to hold more. So yesterday this is what I whipped up.

    I had some UFO PP blocks stitting around from a very old project and decided to add them in to the pockets. What do you all think? You likey?

    ps) The last pic is the infamous table placemats finished.
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    Here is the pic of the placemats ... I posted the wrong one in the post above ... Duhhh! LOL!
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    love the double ended potholder - good to hear it's got a "double life" ha ha. Perhaps you can market those to the orthopaedic crowd!! By the way, did you need my addy for the placemats??

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    Beautiful potholder and I love that it has dual uses!!! Good Job!!!
    Love your placemats too :D :D :D

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    Very nice.

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    Thanks girls ... It just tickles me to think these old blocks could look so good on this potholder. I have four more to do something with.

    I had sent her a huge basket from Wine Country Baskets. It had a breakfast tray in the basket that I thought would be useful for someone coming out of surgery. I love that basket company, they are so reasonable and have nice contents. Not like some companies that put junk in them. Great for last minute gifts.
    Here is the link ...
    http://www.winecountrygiftbaskets.co...asp/SKW/FRSHIP

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    Very nice idea, and I just love those placemats!!

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    I love the piece you did for the walker!
    And those placemats came out so beautiful!! I am glad you didn't give up on them!! They turned out so great!!

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    love the pot holder it will help her out good and love the placemat

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    Your projects are truly wonderful!! :D
    What an awesome job you have done
    making them.
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    Absolutely beautiful

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    Great job! Love it!
    Do you need my addy so you can send some to me? :)

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    They are awesome.....
    You are a great person...she will love you and use them...(two birds in one basket)....
    :lol: :lol:

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    what a great Idea

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    Love your "walker caddy" -- it will be very useful I'm sure!!

    (From experience, if she has to use the walker very long, she needs to wrap and tape some old toweling or other soft fabric to the sides to help keep the pain in her hands down as well as keep them from slipping.... :-) Hope she gets better soon!)

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    I love the double ended potholder. That would work great in my kitchen.

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    Those all turned out perfectly!!! Great idea on the potholders!!

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    Beautiful placemats. Love the potholder and the double use. Might make this for my aunt's walker. I could even do pp to see if I like it.

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    What a great idea. I love it

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    Great idea!!
    I love your placemats!!

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    I love those double ended potholders! I've worn out a few. They really save on arm burns. Did you have a pattern or wing it? Yours is almost too pretty to use!

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    What a great job. I love your PP blocks and to think they are multi-purpose--even better!
    p.s. I like your placemats. I hope they grow on you :)

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    Good Morning Girls ,

    Thank you so much for enjoying my little project and commenting. I feel very lucky to have this board to boost my moral. You gals are the best!

    The pattern I used originaly was from the Vannilla House, called "Keep your Cool". http://www.sewbaby.com/shopbaby/prod...oducts_id=4110 But when I went digging for it again to make this one, I also noticed that I had an old McCall pattern with a double ended pot holder in the mix of kitchen accessories. I opened the pattern and compaired them. The exact potholders. But the mcCall had placemats, two potholders, a toaster cover and napkins.

    The orphan sailboat blocks were made with an ink stamp I bought when I first started going to quilt shows. They were wider then the pattern by almost three inches, but my daughter in law wanted them like that so she could hold more things in her walker pad. tee hee...
    She is a nurse and the wear on her hip lifting patients has caused all this trouble.

    Any way girls have a great day ... I am going to quilt a baby quilt today. Happy sewing!

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    Great gifts, red, and thanks so much for the link, too, and the info about it being a good site. :D
    P.S. your never going to live down, how great those place mats are, and you had gotten sick of them, lol, I liked them immediately :wink:

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    Clever idea, Red. I like how those turned out! I have a few blocks that I had originally planned for a sampler, but it would be fun to make one of your double-ended things for my mother's walker.

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