Everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25

Friday, March 11, 2011

Hot Pockets

I mentioned earlier that I had been working on a few projects, so I decided to share one of them with you today.

It’s a double-potholder. Not an original idea of mine, but a fun project none the less. It also happens to be a great way to use up some of those scraps of fabric I have laying around, and believe you me, I have plenty of them. Maybe I should make a quilt. Hmm…..

Anyway, here’s the potholder.

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Pretty cute, huh?

I don’t know if you are interested in all the details, but I took a few pictures throughout the process to share with you.

Here’s what I started with. For the base of the potholder, I used a hand towel. Nothing special. Just one I found on clearance at Wal-Mart. And see my rotary cutter and mat? I got them for Christmas, and I just love them. They make cutting fabrics a breeze. But watch out! That thing is sharp! I’m fairly sure I could amputate my finger with little or no effort. So far so good, though.

You can’t see them both in this picture, but I used two different patterns, a floral and a stripe, just to spice things up a bit.

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I layered a square of batting and fabric on each end of the towel, then quilted them all together. I took the easy way out and just quilted in straight lines.

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Here’s what it looked like with both sides done.

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Next, I prepared my pockets to sew on the back side. I added interfacing to the backs of the pockets for a little extra stability. Then I added some trim to the ends of the pockets.

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After attaching the pockets to the towel, I trimmed the whole thing with black bias tape.

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Ta Da! I can’t wait to cook! Lucky for me I had the foresight (and the patience) to wash and dry all my fabrics before getting started. Now I can pop this baby into the washer without it shrinking up and getting all wonky. (Yes, wonky.)

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I wish I knew someone who was getting married. Wouldn’t this be a cute gift to make for the bride? Had I not been trying to complete this project during my little monkey’s nap, I would have taken the time to embroider an initial or something on it. Maybe next time. I still have half a towel and a lot more fabric scraps left.

6 comments:

  1. Great idea! I featured this on my blog with a direct link back at http://whittskitsfabricscrafts.blogspot.com/2013/03/mining-monday-10-terrific-potholder.html
    Thanks!

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  2. I think this is a great easy project (routed here by pintrest) Will def be making and sharing!

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  3. very neat gotta try this thank you for the tutorial

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  4. Thank you for sharing this! Can't wait to get started!

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  5. I would love the full pattern if you have one. These are very nice and would make great gifts, even for Christmas and birthdays. Thanks

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