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    I wanted to show the potholder I made for my Gramma. Her 88th bday is coming up, and I will make a toaster cover to go with this.

    I never made a teacup before, but she loves her tea!

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    I love it and Gramma is going to adore it :D :D , I am suddenly craving a cup of earl grey :D Good job, love the colors you used. Can't wait to see the toaster cover :D :D

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    I love the teacup. I saw a kit at Walmarts called Tea Time and it had teacups down the side and a teapot in the middle. Have been thinking of doing it for dil who loves tea. Just haven't gotten to it yet with this knee surgery coming up.

    cant wait to see the toaster cover.

    Jane Sisk

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    It's pretty and she should love it! I like the colors.

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    It is beautiful! You did a great job and I'm sure she will love it. Did you use the insul-brite batting or just regular batting? I have been wanting to make some potholders for a while and hadn't been able to find the insul-brite and finally had to order it online, so I was just curious.

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    That looks great Quiltmaker, What a neat gift idea for someone who enjoys their cuppa, your Grandma's gonna love it :P

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    Do you remember which online source you got your insul-brite batting? I may do a few pot holders too.

    Thanks!
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    THAT's gorgeous!! None of my grands do any sewing :cry: They call me to do it! sniff sniff

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    I bought my insul-brite from www.homesew.com . I had a coupon at the time and used it. I had never worked with this type of batting so I thought I'd try it. I still haven't got it though. LOL.

    Here are a few other sites that you can also order it from:

    http://www.reprodepotfabrics.com/nslbrt.html

    http://www.fabricsunlimited.net/inbywaco.html

    http://www.homesew.com/SpecialtyFabrics.html


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    Thank you so much. I'll check into getting some.
    :D
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    Quiltmaker 101,

    I forgot to mention that I really love your potholder. Nice colors & cute design. I have been meaning to do some teapots & tea cups on something but haven't decided if I want to do them in a wall hanging or on the pockets of a tote bag or what. I like your idea of putting them on pot holders! Very nice! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam Pollock
    Do you remember which online source you got your insul-brite batting? I may do a few pot holders too.

    Thanks!
    Pam
    I don't know what the filling is called. I bought it at a local shop. It has teflon over thick batting. Made especially for pot holders. It wasn't cheap!

    I covered that with regular batting and then had to really fight to get my machine to quilt around the cup. I don't think I will attempt that again! I thought for sure it would be in the shop again after the first needle broke and I couldn't find the end of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimisharon
    THAT's gorgeous!! None of my grands do any sewing :cry: They call me to do it! sniff sniff
    I know how you feel. My daughter is 19 and wouldn't sew anything to save her life. She looks at me like I asked her to shave her head when I offer to teach her to make a quilt, or anything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam Pollock
    Quiltmaker 101,

    I forgot to mention that I really love your potholder. Nice colors & cute design. I have been meaning to do some teapots & tea cups on something but haven't decided if I want to do them in a wall hanging or on the pockets of a tote bag or what. I like your idea of putting them on pot holders! Very nice! :D

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    Pam,
    I have been collecting china-looking fabrics for some time now. I especially like ones that look like Dutch china. Delft blue I think they call it on white.
    I also saved some of my daughter's baby clothes scraps to add to them. Lately I have found gorgeous teapot and cups, and coffee theme fabrics too. Some day I will design my own teacup, teapot and coffee quilt for the hubby and I to get cozy under! I am a teatotaller, and he's a major coffee drinker! :lol:

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    Quiltmaker 101,

    I like your idea of the Dutch china looking fabric...that will be neat. I had a little play set like that when I was a child. Your daughters baby clothes scraps will make it extra special. I have been saving material also for teapots & cups in a Delft blue & yellow. I have enough material gathered to do a quilt but haven't put it at the top of my "to do" list yet. I am a teatotaller also. I do love the smell of coffee though!

    Pam

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    Pam, I think I might make the china/teapot quilt to look like placesettings around a table. That would be different, wouldn't it? It would be a wall hanging, I guess.

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    Quiltmaker 101,
    I like your idea. Are you starting it anytime soon? I'll look forward to seeing it. If only there were more hours in a day!!! So many ideas...so little time!! :cry:

    Pam

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    That is so sweet that's a lot of work and you make it look easy :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam Pollock
    Quiltmaker 101,
    I like your idea. Are you starting it anytime soon? I'll look forward to seeing it. If only there were more hours in a day!!! So many ideas...so little time!! :cry:

    Pam
    Amen to the more hours in a day. I could have gotten so many things done today, but got a migraine instead. Wipes me out.

    No, the china quilt is behind a long line of other projects. But when I do get to work on it, I hope it will look like a still life by Cezanne.

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    Migranes are no fun at all!!! I had a headache that wouldn't go away all day Sunday so I didn't get any sewing done either. Sounds like your quilt will have a very artsy perspective. It should be fun!

    Pam

    I hope it will look like a still life by Cezanne. [

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