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    Old 08-07-2015, 10:50 PM
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    What a great way to use up orphan blocks. They will be greatly received by some lucky person/s.
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    Old 08-08-2015, 02:56 PM
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    I love them. I will send you my address so you can send them to me .. ...
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    Old 08-08-2015, 03:16 PM
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    You could wrap the backing around to the front as your binding. Just spread them out enough so you have at least three inches between each potholder. Keep your quilting within the top, cut them apart carefully, and trim the batting to the edge of the top. Search Google for a tutorial on how to bind front to back. I saw a video with Eleanor Burns using this method.
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    Old 08-08-2015, 03:47 PM
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    very clever!!!
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    Old 08-08-2015, 04:19 PM
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    we did a quantity of pot holders this way in my quilt group. one of the longarm quilters in the group did them up brought them in where they were cut apart & bindings put on. orphan quilt blocks donated from various members & finishing work shared by various members. we donated the finished pot holders to the facility that provides us w a large well lit room to meet once a week.
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    Old 08-08-2015, 06:22 PM
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    Very nice....
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    Old 08-08-2015, 08:23 PM
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    They are going to be Beautiful
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    Old 08-09-2015, 03:35 AM
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    I am doing potholders this year too for some gifts. I already have some of them done but I'm going to try your way on the next batch. Thanks for sharing!
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    Old 08-09-2015, 06:23 AM
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    Lots of layers in your potholders. Are they easier to quilt through on a long arm??
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    Old 08-09-2015, 06:40 AM
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    I've used the inside out method.b this is how I have been making mine. I quilt the entire hotpad. I cut the padding equal to the topper. With the backing I cut it 1-1/2" wider all around. Then I double fold it and stitch all around. My machine has some fancy stitches, so it makes them more decorative. At the corners I trim a little to reduce the bulk & stitch.
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