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    misappropriated potholders

    I suddenly realized I was down to 2 potholders because my DH was hanging them where he could see them (and lots of other quilts) from his recliner. I reached into my orphan block drawer and pulled out blocks to turn into potholders. One even dated back to the second year of my quilting journey. I guess you would not be surprised that my DH grabbed two, so I'll have to make more! The first is the fronts.
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    Well that is such a wonderful idea. Making a potholder out of quilt squares. Love it! and I love yours. They all look so 'happy'. I see why hubby wants to look at them... lol

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    Those look great. Now hubby has 2 new things to look at & you have 2 new potholders to use.

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    great use of orphans
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    Thank you. I am now up to 4 potholders in the kitchen, down from a dozen a couple of months ago. My Oops blocks and orphans nearly always are incorporated into something, usually scrappy quilts.

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    I think that's cute that your hubby likes them so much he wants to hang them and look at them!
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    Aaahhh your DH is so sweet! Can you take a picture that shows his collection. What a fun potholders!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts View Post
    Aaahhh your DH is so sweet! Can you take a picture that shows his collection. What a fun potholders!
    Ditto, that would be fun ..............................

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    Too pretty to use in the kitchen. Nice way to use up some scraps. Tell hubby if he is taking your pot holders, he has to cook supper.
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    Sounds like he needs to take you fabric shopping.
    Using the orphan blocks is a neat idea.

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    How fun! And also great that your DH appreciates your artwork
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    Great way to use orphan/scrap blocks and batting scraps.

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    Great idea.

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    lovely hot pads.
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Great use of orphan blocks. Your hubby must be very proud of your work and I can see why.

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    What a clever way to use up orphan blocks.

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    Very nice Idea. Your pot holders are lovely.
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    Be thankful your DH loves your work so much!! ;-) Mine loves my work too, and is always suggesting new projects to hang & display.

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    I need to start doing this, for the fun of pulling out cheery, new potholders as well as giving my orphan blocks new purpose. What do you use for batting?

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    I got tired of my grungy kitchen towels, so I bought a new set (on sale!) and am using the old ones to bat potholders. These potholders are thick enough to work really well. Since I know I'll do this, if I don't quite like a block for its original purpose, I just throw it in that drawer.

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    Good use for those orphan blocks

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    Good use of orphan blocks and nice your dh enjoys your creations

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    WOW you have been busy

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    Why didn't I think of that. Thanks.

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