Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pot Holders and Practice FMQ

Feeling the Pressure?

Well this week has flown by and I am feeling a little stressed! It always seems to do that when I have so much to do and make. I have several projects going at once for Christmas. Scrambling around looking for decorations, finding the presents I stashed away months ago, and wrapping the ones I have found. Plus shopping for the ones I forgot. Ever do that knowing you will need presents for a few but the perfect gift never appeared so at the end you are looking for something they will like. I hate buying gifts that don't match the person, one reason I shop all year. Do you?

To add to all this confusion last week while cooking my husband asked me for a few new pot holders. He said the ones we have are just to small and thin. This was after he had used his mothers new ones that I made
here for the Black Tie Boogie! This fabric was in my stash for a few years! I know Jan Patek is the designer, some call it cheater fabric because you don't have to sew it to make it look beautiful! It already has a beautiful design, perfect for practicing Free Motion Quilting!

They look a little wonky but they will fill the bill!

To layer a pot holder:

(1) Top fabric
(1) layer of cotton batting
(1) Insul-Bright

(1) layer of cotton batting
(1) back fabric

Sew and your done!

I cut the back fabric 2" bigger than the front, then folded it over once, fold then onto the fabric and sewed it down with a zig zag stitch. I hate putting bind on pot holders and having to hand sew the back. So I don't!

Practice is the only way to achieve my goal, so practice I will do! Hopefully one day it will be beautiful but today I will settle for wonky pot holders!

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Until next time
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1 comment:

  1. There perfect and look like they are nice and big. Pretty too.


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