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    I thought I'd post a pic of some potholders I made this past Saturday. The patterns are from a book I have called "101 Patchwork Potholders" (1997) by Linda Causee. They're each about 8" square and I made them from a Moda charm pack ("Wildflower Serenade"). I used an old worn out terry cloth bathtowel for the batting, and used some leftover material from my quilt project for the backing, so these ending up being pretty inexpensive! I plan on making some of these for my mother-in-law and mother for Christmas this year as well.
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    Very nice!

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    they came out great.

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    very nice!!! love your colors, good job!!

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    Welcome back. Nice potholders!

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    Very pretty!

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    Very pretty!!

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    Awesome potholders, such beautiful fabrics :D :D :D

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    I like them.... :-)

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    Very nice. I like them all, but I think the pinwheel one is my favorite. Great job.

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    Want my addy - I can always use potholders.

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    They all turned out great. Your Mom and MIL will love the holders.

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    Very nice, I love your potholders!!!! I bet your mom and mil will love them especially since they were made by you!!

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    :D :D :D Very nice! Potholders give us great practice.

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    I love all four of them, Eddie!!! They turned out really great! I have the '101 Fun To Make Potholders' book, and haven't totally figured out the patterns yet. You've got me inspired to get figuring them out now!! :D :D

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    Ohhh Cool BEANS!! Those are way cool! I love that you reclaimed another material for the batting. My favorite to reclaim is the thicker cotton baby blankets (the ones that look almost like thick felt, gently used of course). A couple layers for hot pads...and a couple extra for pot holders. The fabric is already fire resistant because it was for infants. My other favorite is old ironing board covers. I discard the top and the bottom fabrics of the cover, and use the thick batting stuff inside, also already heat resisitant.

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    Nice potholders Eddie! Great idea for the recycled batting too - along with all of Lisa ideas, my brain is percolating! lol :D

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    Those potholders are really great! Whoever you give them to will love them!

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    Great job. Good way to use up small pieces of fabric and make them look important.

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    Gee those are nice. I just love making pot holders, it really is fun to use them too. Thanks for showing them.

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    wow! my log cabin potholders have lasted 30 years ! I used terry cloth bath towel for filler.

    These are really nice looking !! Great job on the small squares and triangles!

    Ell

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    very very nice work :D

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    I think I've been inspired! I'm going to make some for me and some more for presents for friends through the year! :D

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    Very nice, great colors, good job!

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    Eddie, these are beautiful. Did you sew that binding on by hand, or machine?

    I have avoided making any of these so far, because I just hate hand-sewing binding on. I do it on my quilts because they seem to "deserve" it, but I would have to do something quicker on potholders.

    Yours have turned out lovely. Nice Job!

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