Making a small morsel (pot holder) to compliment your culinary pleasures ends up being a joyful creative day!
Do you label your totes with what's inside? Some totes I definitely know, others can be a trip down memory lane!
When I make my pot holders, I think of them a mini pieces of art. Small, unique and nearly each one is one-of-a-kind. I may make a few using blues or greens. I may make several that are improv. Or half a dozen that are curves or waves.
For these small pieces I can use some of my scraps. Sometimes the amount of one color will dictate what color of pot holders are made. It also allows me to throw caution in the wind and put together some pretty interesting (weird, strange, different) color combinations.
Right now I'm in the final stretch of sewing on the bindings. It feels so good to have a stack waiting for the final step!
I don't think pot holders have to be boring. They can be gorgeous and functional all at the same time. Right?! They can be bold, funky and crazy, as well as protect your table from heat.
These are a few of my favorites. Teal improv or autumn waves, classic black and red or totally funky green!
The pastel set is really off the deep end for me! But I kind of like them, probably because they are not my normal colors.
I always use a layer of Insul-Bright and a layer of batting in between. And I'll admit...I never add loops! I know they are pretty standard, but frankly I never leave pot holders sitting (or hanging) out! After a meal, they go straight back to their drawer! What's your preference? Hang or not?
This one will be first on the binding list tonight! Black and white, the speck of red...I like it!
I even went 'traditional'? I often use reproduction feed sack prints for this simple design. The squares are 1", the perfect size for the small prints.
The one on the right was my first disappearing nine patch! I know, I've never done that before! There were a few added pieces after the first cut, but I think it still counts!
Do you make pot holders? Are you a 'loopy' person? By that I mean....loops!
So now, with my pile of hot pads standing high...I can take a break from them!