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Thread: Those dreaded pot holders.....Done!!

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    My grandmother called the other day....she tells me that she is hosting a reunion at her place soon and she has tried everyway she can think of to have something "special" made up and its just tooo expensive. Could I please.......well, it turned out to be 24 hot pads (which I didn't know how to make since I don't know how to sew :roll: )...So I finally figured it out and I think they turned out to be pretty cute in the end....whadda ya' think?

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    They look GREAT to me! Who says you don't know how to sew??????
    Is the heart design and date embroidered on?

    I even like the date of the reunion.....my birthday!!!

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    Very cute!!!

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    Oh, those are AWESOME! Everyone will love them!

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    Cute potholders, great idea. A lot of nice work.

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    dh has been wanting me to do a quilt for one of our reunions but I just haven't come up with a good way to do one. he was thinking signatures...but who gets the quilt and all that? These are an awesome idea though! I just showed him the pic and he likes this idea! So I'm going to borrow this idea if you don't mind. Oh and your reunion is on dh's birthday!

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    I think they turned out pretty nifty Pat. I imagine they'll be a big hit and the first time someone accidentally burns one, you'll hear the tears from across the country. Your grandmother is going to be thrilled. :-D

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    You don't know how to sew?????????????? Well I guess you can't say that now can ya. They turned out wonderful. Good for you. Now, you wanna make me 1? I don't use my good ones they are just decorations in my kitchen.
    Great job. :thumbup:

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    What a fantastic idea! Everyone can always use a potholder, and one with a memory is great. You did a lovely job on them. Three years ago we had an informal reunion of my husband's kids and grands. I took some plain muslin squares and had everyone decorate as they pleased. For some of the littler ones we traced their handprints and let them scribble. I made it into a 'Grandpa's Quilt' (using prints that had some meaning to the family in between the muslin ones) and have it on our guest bed. I've taken to to show the kids a couple times what they did and how they've grown. Have a wonderful reunion! Your potholders will be a big hit!

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    Those are so cute! I like to make potholders out of my orphan and "test" blocks. They make good gifts, because people aren't so picky about the colors, etc. of something that will just get stained and burned anyway, and you can always use a new potholder.

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    Cute potholders and you did a great job.

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    I think they turned out GREAT!!!! Very cute.

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    Those are darling!1 And will make great keepsakes!

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    Cute potholders & it didn't take you long to learn how to "sew", did it? Your DGM had a great idea!

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    Patti that looks like a pro job to me! :-D And I'm assuming that 'Roach' is the name of a place and NOT the insect?! :shock: :lol:

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    What a great idea!

    (I hope everyone there appreciates all the work that went into them! :mrgreen: )

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    GReat IDEA! YOu did a fabulous job!

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    Absolutely adorable! They will be treasured!

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    cute, cute, cute, wow, I love the idea!

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    These look fantastic, Pat! What a great job! I'd like one of these, too! Only not with the "roach reunion" since I wasn't invited ;-)

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    sandpat, wow, what a job. beautifully done. your family will love them. you are a wonderful grand-daughter. have a great time at reunion.

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    I think you did a great job on them.

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    Awesome job!!!

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    for one reunion i did a bakers dozen cousins quilt, there was 13 kids at that time, since then it has grown a lot lol. I gave each adult who came 1 ticket, then had a drawing for it.

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    Patti... those are adorable!
    And... if you quilt, you sew.... you just don't feel confident to construct apparel. :D that's an entire different set of skills.

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