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Sewing and Quilting: POT HOLDER SWAP

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ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 7, 2011
8:13 AM

Post #8358948

This Pot Holder Swap is open to anyone. We will be making two pot holders to send to your swap mate. Please post the colors of your kitchen or the colors you want in your pot holders to make it easier for your partner. Pot holders should have insul-bright or some other insulation in them to make them heat resistant. Patterns are your choice.
While quilting is not necessary something should keep the back and front together.

I will be taking names until Sunday,Feb. 20 and will give you your partners name the next day. You will have until May 1 to finish and mail your pot holders to your partner.
Please take a picture of your pot holder to share.

Participants:

Syrumani - red,black,white or tan,sage,burgundy
BarefootT - red, white, black
housse 301 - blacks, red, brown
Quilter5dbsr - blues, greens, touch of yellow
jumper2 - blues & greens
Ladydragon5 - burgundy, gold, green or black & white
Taters55 - kitchen is beige so any color will do
Bettypauze -use up your scraps!
Heavenscape - any color, scrappy
Cheriffic - any color
Siliolegram - any color
Catbird423 - any colors
lilypad22 - yellow, red; vintage
Suggins - red, brown
Rvnsar - chili pepper red & green with blue counters
synda - grapes, burgundy, purple, green

I've rearranged the names so they are in color groupings.
I usually do that with my lists so that it is easier for me to
put fabrics together. Sorry if I confused anyone.







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housse301
Lexington Park, MD

February 7, 2011
9:27 AM

Post #8359119

Ok sounds like fun I am in. I would like dark colors black,red ,browns.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

February 7, 2011
12:31 PM

Post #8359403

I'm in too -- blues, greens please..maybe a touch of yellow????

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 7, 2011
6:14 PM

Post #8360007

I'm in! blues and greens work for me.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 7, 2011
8:52 PM

Post #8360215

I would love to try potholders! I'm in, if that's ok! My colors would be red, black, white . . . OR . . . tan, sage green, burgundy (think french theme).

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 7, 2011
9:31 PM

Post #8360248

I'm not in for the swap, but did come across this site that has TONS of potholder links... Have fun, ladies!



http://yarn-or-fabric.weebly.com/potholder-tutorial-links.html

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 8, 2011
3:42 AM

Post #8360333

Best put me in Janice...

Use up your scraps..I'm ok with anything...

This message was edited Feb 8, 2011 6:44 AM

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 8, 2011
5:22 AM

Post #8360448

Add mt name also please? My kitchen is beige, so any color will do!

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

February 8, 2011
6:42 AM

Post #8360553

I am in too and quilted choice is fine with me as well

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2011
6:43 AM

Post #8360556

I normally crochet my potholders but, I just found a design I really like(thanks Kiz) so I'll play. Any colors work for me.

P.S. Pattern for crochet is fast and easy for nice thick potholders if anyone is interested.

This message was edited Feb 8, 2011 9:46 AM

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2011
7:02 AM

Post #8360580

Thank you for the offer Karen. Right now I have a drawer full of pot holders, dish rags, table mats etc that I made for a craft fair last fall and then it didn't happen...I want to try this swap just because it is something I've never made...

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 8, 2011
8:37 AM

Post #8360736

somewhere I was reading to cover insulbrite with felt so as not to get burned. that is a good idea - since I made mittens with this 2 yeas ago as gifts, wish I had known of this trick.

Not sure at this time if I can participate...

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2011
8:52 AM

Post #8360782

Pattern I'm using said to use 2 layers of Insulbrite. That would make sense to me especially if they were back to back.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 8, 2011
8:59 AM

Post #8360792

Make sure youplace the insulbrite in the right direction. Silver side goes out I believe. I will have to read the directions again!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2011
9:44 AM

Post #8360864

Guess if I was using 2 layers and placed them back to back, they would come out right then. Most potholders are just grabbed any which way.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 8, 2011
1:27 PM

Post #8361201

free quilt patterns from the national quilt association if you want to look.

http://nqaquilts.org/free-projects/
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 9, 2011
10:12 AM

Post #8362666

Kizmo that is a great link to the pot holder tutorials. I love all of them and they shuld make it very difficult to choose which to make. I may make these for presents, too. One year I made towels for all my friends and the DIL'S. They loved them. I almost wish I had had each of us make for all of us (boy, would that have been a lot of pot holders!)

I've entered everyone and still have room for others.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 9, 2011
11:23 AM

Post #8362780

Funny I just clicked on one pattern (not the first one) and I was hooked. It was the one I wanted to make. I'll probably have to make extras too for gifts. I like it that well. Not telling though. LOL

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 9, 2011
12:19 PM

Post #8362867

I was surprised there were that many links all in one place... usually potholder ideas are only a few mixed in with other stuff... Enjoy ladies, can't wait to see what you all end up with.!!!!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2011
8:36 AM

Post #8364307

Sew am I getting this correct...only make one set of pot holders?? for one person...name swap??? If so put me in!!! I can squeeze in one set !! knew I could not get a whole bunch done...so I did not even come look!!! so glad now I caved in and came to check this out ??!!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 10, 2011
9:06 AM

Post #8364360

Thunder, did you check the link Kiz has above on the 8th? It's what got me hooked.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 10, 2011
2:32 PM

Post #8364940

Barb, if using a method that makes them thicker than old (*&& do I still have to try and include insulbrite???

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

February 10, 2011
3:49 PM

Post #8365032

Insul brite is so cheap Betty that it would be worth your while to buy a yard. Then it can be used for hot pads on the table too as well as pot holders and not have to worry about heat going through. I used it in all the mats I made last year and the oven mitt I made for Norm has it too. To me it is a safety thing. I'd be lost if I burnt my hands..

I put the first border on the quilt today. I like it much better now that it is "closed in" a bit...What do you think? I have a print material for the outside border...

OOOPPPS - I meant to post this in the What are you working on thread... sorry.

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2011
4:17 PM

Post #8365097

Barb, that is really nice!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2011
10:59 PM

Post #8365709

No I did not look at the link I am afraid to!!! LOL
waiting to find out if this is only doing one set of potholders to one person????

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 11, 2011
4:53 AM

Post #8365881

Thunder, it says at the top,
"We will be making two pot holders to send to your swap mate"

So Janice you need to add Thunders name to the list please?

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 11, 2011
7:07 AM

Post #8366162

Next time Barb I'm in a bigger fabric store I'll pick some up.. guess what I was making is more to put the pot on rather than taking out of oven, better change my project..

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 11, 2011
8:29 AM

Post #8366281

Thanks LK...just wanted to be very sure that was what I was reading...LOL

Betty, "put the pot on" is still a pot holder...IMHO

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 11, 2011
10:21 AM

Post #8366460

lol, guess it is..well, got one made, might try and send it and make another..variety is the name of the game right?

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 11, 2011
10:36 AM

Post #8366478

Ummmm Betty? you can't send until you have your partners name. LOL
I'm really antsy to get at mine too but can't till I know the colors for my partner.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 12, 2011
3:28 AM

Post #8367589

Just another week for names...antsy is right!

another blizzard day, great day for sewing..

Winterfest in town, going for breakfast, craft show and then home to play..up bright and early, household chores all done so the rest of the weekend will be spent doing what I enjoy best...crafting..lol..
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

February 12, 2011
4:15 AM

Post #8367609

Wow Betty is up and running early today.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

February 12, 2011
4:19 AM

Post #8367615

I think she is happy now that home is her own. She keeps up with things at her own pace and knows when she wants a free weekend and plans ahead. I'm not that organized YET but I'm trying. My house work is all done too except for the breakfast dishes which Norm is cooking as I speak. Omelets this morning with a side of bacon...Then it's clean the sewing room day...

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 12, 2011
6:33 AM

Post #8367778

Sure wish I was back up to snuff. I have so many things just sitting waiting for me. Hoping a few more days will do it.
lilypad22
(tish) near Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2011
11:28 AM

Post #8368215

I love potholders! Add me too please.

Kitchen colors are, anything vintage-looking or yellow & red

tish

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 12, 2011
12:13 PM

Post #8368302

Not happy Barb, thrilled to death..you know me, always have 6 tables all set up with projects waiting to be done..quiet here, turkey in the oven, applesauce cake cooling, bread is a cooking and I'm playing..

LOVE being home on my own..although, kids are dropping in for turkey tonight .. love having them visit but , we'll we know the but..

Went to Winterfest and bought some goodies, but one of the girls gave me a fabric bag/lined in which you put potatoes, or bread/yams etc to microwave..hate to use it as it looks too pretty to be baking in.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2011
12:38 PM

Post #8368346

Betty, you will like the microwave potatoes. Mine take about six minutes for a potato, and they come out nice and tender.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2011
8:26 PM

Post #8369147

I forgot all about colors!!!! my kitchen is red and white and black...sew...just about anything goes not fussy here, just happy to be in another pot holder swap!!!

this is one I did for the other pot holder swap I was in...the theme was flowers...

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 12, 2011
8:54 PM

Post #8369182

I went out and got a yard of insul bright today . . . I figure that will give me plenty to practice with. They even cut some of the paper wrapping from the bolt, which included instructions for an oven mitt . . .
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

February 13, 2011
4:08 AM

Post #8369326

I too went out and got some insul-bright and going to work on some tomorrow and see how they turn out. A very nice break from working on large quilts.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 13, 2011
8:22 AM

Post #8369676

Thunder, love the pot holder...great colors!

I'm looking forward to purchasing corn on the cob, says it works wonders in the microwave..

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ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 13, 2011
2:05 PM

Post #8370164

Thunder, so glad you could join us. Yes, you only have to make one set of pot holders (one for each hand?) and send to the name you will get next week.

I love the flower pot holder, too. that is the kind of thing I had in mind although the link and the book I have gave me so many ideas I will have trouble picking just one!

Come one...we need one more to make it an even dozen.

This message was edited Feb 13, 2011 5:10 PM
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

February 14, 2011
3:51 AM

Post #8370926

Janice if no one else signs to be number 12 you can put me down 2 times. I would not mind making another set of pot holders. Laura

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 14, 2011
5:56 AM

Post #8371109

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY to all of you!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

February 14, 2011
6:25 AM

Post #8371177

And back to you as well Betty!!!

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 14, 2011
6:31 AM

Post #8371191

Is it too late for me to join in? The placemat swap was fun, this one should be too.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2011
7:01 AM

Post #8373136

Not too late at all, Catbird, you make our even dozen. Let me know what colors you want and we are all set to go!

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 15, 2011
10:32 AM

Post #8373442

No real preference for color, anything goes! Still don't have a kitchen so I'm flexible.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 15, 2011
1:29 PM

Post #8373702

you know, I'm not real fussed about what colors I get . . . so if that would make it easier on someone, I don't mind surprise colors either. quilters choice . . .
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 15, 2011
6:16 PM

Post #8374213

Ok, so I cut the pieces to make a practice potholder. The instructions I had were to have the back layer, insulbright, warm/natural batting, then front layer. I wonder, though, if using two layers of insulbrite like siliolegma's pattern says to use would be better than the warm/natural batting? It would probably cut back alot on the little white puffs coming out on the batting side of the potholder . . . and just to warn my trade buddy (whoever you are) - I am going to hand quilt the potholders! I've not really hand quilted before, but the pattern I want to use I can't use on my machine (and have it look good) . . . so I'm going to do my best, and hope you like it!
lilypad22
(tish) near Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 15, 2011
6:55 PM

Post #8374257

Nicole, I think its really neat you want to hand quilt !

tish
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2011
7:14 AM

Post #8374915

Last call! If you know of anyone else who would like to join us tell them to let me know NOW. I will be closing this swap later this week and giving you your partner's name by D-mail. If you are not in the address exchange please send me your e-mail and mailing addresses. My e-mail address is combestj@sbcglobal.net

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 16, 2011
8:28 AM

Post #8375120

Janice.. I'd love to join in on this one!!! Any color would do.. thanks!
Thanks LK for letting me know.

ETA: Betty, I love your idea of using scraps!

This message was edited Feb 16, 2011 11:41 AM
shuggins
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

February 16, 2011
6:07 PM

Post #8376073

If you can find one more, I will play. If not, then just let me know. Thanks!
MaggieHanson
Warner Robins, GA
(Zone 8b)

February 17, 2011
7:17 AM

Post #8376817

I'd like to join if it's not too late.

I'm with Betty...use up your scraps!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 17, 2011
9:12 AM

Post #8377059

Could have been a good rule in the beginning...aside from the insulbrite, have to use fabrics on hand.

This message was edited Feb 17, 2011 12:43 PM

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2011
10:12 AM

Post #8377168

I want to join...I have Never done any like this so it should be quite interesting, I love a challenge ...LOL.But there is a first time for everything ~~~~~~at least I do know how to sew !!

My kitchen theme is Grapes...maroons ( burgundy ), purples and greens, I have black and chrome appliances and driftwood ( grey ) wood work.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 17, 2011
11:48 AM

Post #8377316

YEA!!! I count 16 this will be soooo fun.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 17, 2011
12:20 PM

Post #8377384

The swap will work with an uneven number too.

E.G:
1 goes to 2..
2 goes to 3..
3 goes to 4...
4 goes to 5
then the final number goes to 1.

Sheila, please play!!

This message was edited Feb 17, 2011 3:21 PM

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2011
1:29 PM

Post #8377555

Put neener down too. She just doesn't know it yet! :-)

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 17, 2011
1:45 PM

Post #8377575

I second that motion LK!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 17, 2011
2:28 PM

Post #8377640

The more the merrier.
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 17, 2011
2:44 PM

Post #8377672

Geez LK...you got me!! I'll try this ladies, but by no means do I sew like I do other things. I have a ton of fabric around, and some batting, but what the heck is "insulbrite"? Guess I can get some at JoAnn's. Anyway I will give it a shot, but whoever gets me will be sorry. :))

As for me my kitchen is all chili peppers in reds, yellows, greens and I have blue counters. Sounds weird, but it works. Kind of like a nice, cheesy Mexican restaurant.

Neener
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 17, 2011
2:46 PM

Post #8377675

P.S. Wouldn't have a clue how to do a quilt pattern so I'll see what I can come up with.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2011
2:46 PM

Post #8377679

:-)

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2011
2:47 PM

Post #8377682

http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html


Lots of easy patterns here!

This message was edited Feb 17, 2011 4:48 PM

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 17, 2011
2:50 PM

Post #8377687

Janice didn't specifically say quilt patterns for the pot holders.
I intend to make plain ones... hope that will do :D
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 17, 2011
2:51 PM

Post #8377690

Thanks for the link LK. I have a ton of patterns in several books. I use them when I paint pysanky. Just don't know all the ins and outs of piecework with fabric. my Grandmother was the sewing genius in our house. I'll do this in her honor and know that she is somewhere up there laughing for sure.
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 17, 2011
2:52 PM

Post #8377691

Thanks Jaye!!! I was just looking at the picture in her opening post and assumed that it was going to be quilt patterns.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 17, 2011
2:53 PM

Post #8377693

You can find Insulbright at WM, Neener.
shuggins
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

February 17, 2011
4:02 PM

Post #8377798

I forgot my colors...My kitchen red (like barn red) and brown. Plain ones, quilted, I am open to anything.

I have never made pot holders before. The only thing that looks like it might difficult is the binding, but one of the above links shows a method that I had never thought of, so maybe that will help. I will have to read the instructions on the insulbrite, just to be sure that I put it correctly.

I assume that the two pot holders don't have to be the same, right?

Thanks for letting me play!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 18, 2011
10:04 AM

Post #8378948

Take a few minutes to watch the following:

http://www.nfb.ca/film/quilt/

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2011
10:51 AM

Post #8378998

That was amazing! Added to my favorites, want to watch it again and again. How did you come across it?

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 18, 2011
1:56 PM

Post #8379299

That was indeed amazing.
MaggieHanson
Warner Robins, GA
(Zone 8b)

February 18, 2011
1:58 PM

Post #8379305

Changed my mind. I don't want to be in this swap.
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 18, 2011
4:21 PM

Post #8379571

You can't do that Maggie... If I have to figure it out so do you. :0)

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 19, 2011
7:32 AM

Post #8380402

Betty, that quilt video is amazing! Thanks for sharing it!

Maggie, don't back out, you can do this!
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2011
4:37 PM

Post #8381308

OK, Ladies, THIS SWAP IS CLOSED!

Maggie Hanson, we would love for you to join us but don't want to push. This is a new thing for many of us. That's what makes it fun, trying something new. Let me know if you are in or out.

By the way, pot holders do not have to be quilted. There are lots of patterns out there for applique, embroidery, pleated, etc. They do, however, need to be made out of pre-washed cotton fabric.

I will begin sending names tomorrow for partners.

Betty, that video was amazing. Just goes to show you how many different ways a pattern can be used with different colors or pattern placement. That is definitely a keeper.

Meet you here tomorrow!
shuggins
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

February 20, 2011
6:05 AM

Post #8382014

So what is the "standard" size for a potholder? Thanks!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2011
7:28 AM

Post #8382219

Don't know if there is a standard, but I like mine on the larger size. Protects better and can double as a table trivet too.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 20, 2011
7:47 AM

Post #8382251

I'm going to make mine about 8" . . . not sure of square or round, though . . .

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2011
8:45 AM

Post #8382330

Sounds like a good size to me. I'm not really making potholders, not oven mitts either, kind of a combo.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 20, 2011
1:35 PM

Post #8382769

Quoting:By the way, pot holders do not have to be quilted. There are lots of patterns out there for applique, embroidery, pleated, etc. They do, however, need to be made out of pre-washed cotton fabric.


But, if we did want to quilt them, would it be feasible to quilt each side, then put the sides together for binding?
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2011
1:40 PM

Post #8382785

Yes, that would be the way you would do it. Just wanted to give people options.

By the way, I cleaned out my sewing shelved to day and found that I have two books like the one pictured about, the 101Fun-To-Quilt Pot Holders. If someone would like to have my second copy let me know and I will mail it to you. It shouldn't go to waste. First to let me know gets it!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 20, 2011
1:47 PM

Post #8382802

Oh Janice.. pretty please if none has asked.
Let me know the reimbursement cost. Thanks!
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2011
1:53 PM

Post #8382817

Jaye, my dear, it is yours I'll put it in the mail on Tuesday since Monday is a holiday! There are some great designs and good directions in it.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 20, 2011
1:54 PM

Post #8382822

Thank you so much, Janice!!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2011
5:05 AM

Post #8383693

Got my name - anxious to get started...
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2011
8:10 AM

Post #8384115

I thought I would talk a little bit about size. I don't think it makes any difference what size or shape you make these in. I have seen them rectangle, square, oval
and fancy shapes like roosters or snowmen. I have also seen those that let you put your hand in them and they, too, are in a variety of shapes and sizes. I made a bunch of mitts and towels to match for my DIL's for Halloween/Thanksgiving two years ago and they loved them.

I hope you will experiment and make what you are comfortable with; in other words...HAVE FUN! You might find, as I did, that they are fun to make for gifts in different seasonal fabrics.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2011
9:11 AM

Post #8384307

Ooooh I'm happy with my partner, since I jumped the gun and went shopping for fabric before I had a name. Bought 4 different sets of fabric as I couldn't decide. Think I'm antsy to get started?

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 21, 2011
12:14 PM

Post #8384650

If you have me...any color , any size, any shape is fine... my kitchen is in red, black, and white...but you do not need to stick to that...Happy Stitchin'...I got to go check out what my buddy wants...

are we keepin secrets until received????? and when are we posting pictures? as received? or are we waiting till everyone has theirs and doing a BIG reveal????? I don't remember if I read anything about any of that??!!
shuggins
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

February 21, 2011
1:16 PM

Post #8384755

Okay, so now for the decisions...

So if we have partners, does that mean we are exchanging with our partner or did you just do a drawing and match us up that way?
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2011
1:17 PM

Post #8384758

Mail as you finish your project. I think we all will be encouraged by the pictures of the ones that are done. Please either show a picture as you receive or hope tht your partner took a picture before she sent it to you.

Please let us know when you get your your pot holders so that I can keep track of who has gotten their treasures and who is still waiting.

Each of you has your own partner; I drew names and that is how it came out. No exchanges, just send to the person whose name you received.

This message was edited Feb 21, 2011 4:18 PM
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 21, 2011
3:47 PM

Post #8385025

I started a practice one, as far as hand quilting one side - instead of trying to quilt thru all 4 pieces. Much easier this way . . . hehehe

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 22, 2011
6:23 AM

Post #8386010

I am just making sure of the due date, is it May 1 or March 1?
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2011
7:53 AM

Post #8386205

May 1; I want you all to have plenty of time to create.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 22, 2011
8:01 AM

Post #8386224

Thanks Janice...

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2011
8:13 AM

Post #8386256

Ahhh plenty of time to correct my errors!! Thanks Janice.

Whosoever gets my name, please don't overthink yourself. I am very easy to please!!
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2011
12:12 PM

Post #8388510

Thanks Janice for doing this!. I gathered some fabric I had today and the insulbright I ordered came so I am ready to attempt this. Should be interesting for sure!
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 23, 2011
5:08 PM

Post #8389028

I've decided on a pattern . . . I've decided on a pattern . . . hehe . . . hehe . . . hehe

AND, it's all using material I have on hand . . . the only "iffy" part is will I have enough to make binding . . . that I may have to fudge on and get an extra 1/4 yd . . .

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 23, 2011
5:48 PM

Post #8389104

Question!! The Insulbrite doesn't seem overly heavy, should we use regular batting too? Maybe a bit of Warm & Natural?
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 23, 2011
6:03 PM

Post #8389155

That's what the instructions (that were on the paper the insul-bright was wrapped in) said to do when making a mitt . . . but for the potholders, I'm going to use 2 layers of the insul-bright - the shiny sides out, of course . . . that makes it feel pretty thick.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 23, 2011
6:04 PM

Post #8389156

Yes, they all said make sure you add batting in the middle, like warm and natural.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 23, 2011
7:20 PM

Post #8389326

Silly I. Guess I could have read the directions first.

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2011
7:41 PM

Post #8389367

Ok...I'm a newbie to all of this pot holder stuff...LOL,so bare with me. You have your 2 pieces of washed cotton material for the pretty outsides and then on the inside you have a layer of insul-bright and a layer of Warm & Natural...correct? or do you need to have a layer of insul-bright on each side of you warm and natural on the inside ? Are any of you guys worried that I'm your buddy yet ????? ...LOL

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 23, 2011
7:59 PM

Post #8389422

Put insulbrite on both sides, cause you don't know which side she will use!
So it should be fabric, insulbrite, warm and natural, insulbrite, fabric!
Just a hint when sewing them all together. The fabrics will slide, so make sure you use lots of pins!

Not worried at all!

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2011
8:03 PM

Post #8389428

LOL...This is going to be great !!!!!!!!!! I'm already having fun !!!!!!!!
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 24, 2011
5:26 AM

Post #8389764

Quoting:So it should be fabric, insulbrite, warm and natural, insulbrite, fabric!


Wouldn't that make it too thick? The insulbrite - on the non-shiny side has a thicker layer of (I gues it's own version) of batting. Wouldn't putting 2 pieces of that back to back count as a layer of warm & natural?

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 24, 2011
5:40 AM

Post #8389788

I have mine together, and once you quilt it, it does not seem too thick! I got my insulbrite at wal-mart, and it is pretty thin. Maybe some of the others are a bit thicker?
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 24, 2011
6:00 AM

Post #8389809

what about putting on the binding? that would be . . . 7 layers of material - 9 if the binding is folded . . . it just seems like alot, that's all

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 24, 2011
7:51 AM

Post #8390014

Nichole, The batting will be absorbing the heat. Insul-brite is heat resistant, not heat proof.. maybe that's why it's also suggested to use both sides of the pot holder.

Also found this alternative if you find it too bulky to sew.
It was posted on a competing site. So I can't post the link.

This is what she suggested if one doesn't want to use an extra layer of Insulbrite..
1) quilter's cotton (Perhaps use a print to represent the "hand" side.)
2) one layer of regular batting
3) one layer of Insul-Brite, with the shiny side facing toward the "hot" side
4) quilter's cotton (Perhaps use a solid to represent the "hot" side.)


Now that makes sense. Yet, how many of us just grab without thinking the right side to use!! Lol!!



This message was edited Feb 24, 2011 10:54 AM
AnnieRose
Interlaken, NY
(Zone 5b)

February 24, 2011
7:53 AM

Post #8390017

I have done them using one layer of Insul-brite and one of W&N. They seem to work fine. I do tell recipients to use the back or plain side (where the Insul-brite is) to touch the hot surface. Insul-brite cannot go in a microwave, altho I don't understand why someone would try to heat it - even tho my one sister tried to give a reason. LOL

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 24, 2011
7:55 AM

Post #8390021

Thanks Annie.

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 24, 2011
11:54 AM

Post #8390436

Annie since I am learning to make Pot Holders... I have learned that people also make Baked Potato Bags...to put a potato in to bake in the microwave,so that is why they would probably tell you that about the Insul-brite.
lilypad22
(tish) near Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2011
12:26 PM

Post #8390498

Oh my gosh!...I didn't even think of that! I read where someone said their bag caught on fire...that must have been why. It was a gift...don't know if it was made by the person that gave it to her or bought at an art/craft fair.

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 24, 2011
12:32 PM

Post #8390509

That would be terrible !!!!!!!!!!!!!
MaggieHanson
Warner Robins, GA
(Zone 8b)

February 24, 2011
12:49 PM

Post #8390525

And for those bags, you're only supposed to use cotton thread.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 24, 2011
1:33 PM

Post #8390604

I'm not trying to be difficult . . . just want to make sure I do it right! The extra batting, though . . . do you think it needs to be right up to the edge of the holder, or could it be just up to the point where the binding would be sown on (as long as it is secured to other layers)?

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 24, 2011
1:52 PM

Post #8390627

I'm using Double Fold 1/2" Cotton Bias Tape...so I think that that should be able to handle all the layers.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 24, 2011
5:13 PM

Post #8390966

the directions I saw had the insulbrite not go to the edge, but the batting did.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 24, 2011
5:44 PM

Post #8391025

Ok, I'll double check some instructions, then . . . I'm not following a set pattern (hehehe), but I will follow instructions on how to put the layers together.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 25, 2011
6:39 AM

Post #8391714

Last pot holders I made I put insulbrite in between two layers of warm and natural...and made the pot holders with a "design" on one side and a "plain" back...faced the insulbrite to the "plain" side...

DH uses them all the time, and I have had no complaints...

I put magnets in a corner of some of them so they could "hang" on the stove, dishwasher, or fridge...some I put a loop in the binding at a corner , so they could hang on a hook...

this one has a loop...

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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 25, 2011
6:42 AM

Post #8391723

this one has a magnet , we did a swap with "flowers" as the theme...

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heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 25, 2011
6:59 AM

Post #8391764

They are so pretty Thunder. I like the magnet idea.
I've also seen some with plastic rings instead of cloth loops.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 25, 2011
7:06 AM

Post #8391786

Thunder, love those colors! Very pretty!
LadybugNH
Derry, NH

February 25, 2011
9:35 AM

Post #8392058

Siliolegma, are we still swapping even though I was not on the list?? Just wanted to be sure I am making potholders..

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 25, 2011
12:03 PM

Post #8392341

LadybugNH, I think ladydragon5 is the hostess...maybe you should Dmail her to make sure.Were you sent a Dmail from ladydragon5 with a name ?
LadybugNH
Derry, NH

February 25, 2011
12:41 PM

Post #8392419

Synda, No I did not get a name from ladydragon5 because the group had already closed befor I came back to the site. I had sent an email to the forum saying hello and introducing myself and asking if there were any projects going on and Siliolegma mentioned the potholders and said the cut off time passed but she would trade with me. I noticed that she go her partner and wanted to be fair and asked her if she still wanted to swap with me.

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 25, 2011
1:15 PM

Post #8392462

I see...guess I was the confused one...that's not anything out of the ordinary..ROFLMBO !

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 25, 2011
4:55 PM

Post #8392877

Yes Ladybug, I also want to swap with you.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 28, 2011
7:51 PM

Post #8399068

I finished a pot holder today! It doesn't look half bad, if I do say so myself! The question is . . can I find enough material of the one color at the fabric store to make a second one, or will this one stay with me as I make two more with a slightly different color? Time will tell . . . hehehe

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2011
7:58 PM

Post #8399081

Finally got all my stuff today...I want to start now ,but I know I won't sleep I'll just keep going and going...LOL.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

March 1, 2011
9:50 AM

Post #8400138

I am really enjoying these potholders.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

March 1, 2011
10:28 AM

Post #8400231

Everyone seems to be having fun and I'm so glad. I have been out of town so I need to buckle down and look through my book for a design and decide!

These pot holders do get somewhat thick but so do the ones you buy. That is the price you pay for not burning your hand. You do not have to cut the inside the same size as the outer fabric. That helps with the thickness under the binding.

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 1, 2011
11:51 AM

Post #8400436

Well you can tell that you don't iron enough when you have put your iron away and can't find it...so guess what ,I'm going to buy me a NEW one !!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been wanting a new ironing board anyhow since we moved to the new house and that was almost 5 years ago !

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 1, 2011
12:14 PM

Post #8400476

Goodness Synda!!! So, while you're at the store, pick up a rotary cutter, cutting mat and acrylic ruler.. you can start to quilt!!

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 1, 2011
12:19 PM

Post #8400486

LOL...Rick and Ryan both just shake their heads at me...honest to goodness at 4:00am I was searching for my iron,"Ryan,(he is so calm),he says why are you looking for your iron at 4:00 in the morning?" And I told him ,because if there is something on my mind I can't sleep because it drives me crazy...He informed that I was strange...LOL !
lilypad22
(tish) near Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 1, 2011
2:46 PM

Post #8400730

I hardly ironed until I started quilting a couple years ago. I too had to buy an ironing board...the old one sat out in the garage and rusted, I'd been using a small table top ironing board for the rare occassion I ironed something! Now I've covered a board and its working much better than the cone shape surface of the ironing board.

Yea, I think you're going to need the quilting supplies...once you start finding out its fun to iron fabrics that don't have to be worn, you'll want to do more sewing!
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 1, 2011
3:57 PM

Post #8400853

synda wrote:LOL...Rick and Ryan both just shake their heads at me...honest to goodness at 4:00am I was searching for my iron,"Ryan,(he is so calm),he says why are you looking for your iron at 4:00 in the morning?" And I told him ,because if there is something on my mind I can't sleep because it drives me crazy... !


Boy does this sound familiar. I do the same thing and it makes my DH crazy. I lay awake for hours thinking about things I need to do or want to do. Sometimes I think I should just get up more often and do them!

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 1, 2011
7:11 PM

Post #8401400

Truthfully I used to iron all the time...never took the ironing board down,then we moved to a trailer after Rick and I got married and didn't have the room.But now we have the house and I want it that way again.I love crisp starched clothes !!!!!!

Oh neener...I can't sleep on a good night,let alone when something is on my mind. I will sometimes go for days with only a couple hours sleep here and there...I have tried to explain to Rick that my brain doesn't shut off,he thinks I'm nuts..LOL !I've told him that in my sleep my brain will tell me to wake up,I can actually here the words "Wake up" in my sleep,like if someone is talking to me...And the older I get the worse it has gotten,I think the big "M" word has added to it...LOL. Or maybe I've just went over the edge...LOL.But understand I'm trying to explain this to a man that can be a sleep in less than 2 min. after his head hits the pillow.

But Rick was an awesome hubby,he called from town on his way home from work and asked if I needed anything...LOL,I said OMG Yes,I NEED an iron !!!!!!!! So now I have a brand new one...LOL.

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ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

March 2, 2011
6:47 AM

Post #8401991

There is something about night and the relaxation of being in bed that makes my mind work. I come up with all kinds of things to do, revelations about how to solve the problems of the day, and, yes, questions about "where did I put that" during the night. Drives me crazy but since I live alone I am the only one who knows. LOL

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 2, 2011
9:04 AM

Post #8402203

Still need colors for Rvnsar and synda please?
MaggieHanson
Warner Robins, GA
(Zone 8b)

March 2, 2011
9:49 AM

Post #8402277

heavenscape wrote:Goodness Synda!!! So, while you're at the store, pick up a rotary cutter, cutting mat and acrylic ruler.. you can start to quilt!!


I'm just passing thru here. Thanks to SOMEONE (SYNDA!!), I've been searching this house high & low for my cutting mat! I found my cutter and acrylic ruler, but not my mat...and it's the biggest of my sewing things. HOW did it get lost???

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 2, 2011
10:48 AM

Post #8402391

Oooh.. there's a gremlin in your home, Maggie!!
When you're not looking for it, it will show up :D

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2011
10:57 AM

Post #8402402

ROFLMBO ~~~~~~~~ Sorry Maggie !!!!!!!!

But you know I Love You Very Much !!!!!!!!!
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 2, 2011
11:53 AM

Post #8402512

taters55 wrote:Still need colors for Rvnsar and synda please?


You talkin about me LK?? I posted up above, but this is what I said. As for me my kitchen is all chili peppers in reds, yellows, greens and I have blue counters. Sounds weird, but it works. Kind of like a nice, cheesy Mexican restaurant.

Neener...

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2011
12:15 PM

Post #8402537

Here Linda Kay...mine is also posted above, it must of been an oversight for ladydragon5 at the time...but I do see it listed now with our names...

My kitchen theme is Grapes...maroons ( burgundy ), purples and greens, I have black and chrome appliances and driftwood ( grey ) wood work and cabinets .

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 2, 2011
1:48 PM

Post #8402736

WARNING : http://yarn-or-fabric.weebly.com/potholder-tutorial-links.html
The pattern...Chicken or the egg quilted potholder has an error. Pieces listed as back top and back bottom need a 1/4" seam allowance added to each piece where they are sewed together. Otherwise they come out as too small. Ask me how I know this.
The smart thing to do is make one before you cut out several pairs. Just saying.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

March 2, 2011
1:51 PM

Post #8402746

Oooops ---- sorry to hear that Karen. If you have me as your buddy, you can send them as is. It would be okay qith me...

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 2, 2011
1:54 PM

Post #8402756

Thanks for the warning, Karen. Now I know of another online fabric site!!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 2, 2011
1:58 PM

Post #8402768

Me too Karen. Small hands here.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2011
4:31 PM

Post #8407110

I was at Hobby Lobby today and saw the best fabric for my buddy! It just jumped out and said "take me home and make a pot holder out of me!" So I did!
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

March 4, 2011
6:11 PM

Post #8407278

Hi !! I see lots of fokes I know here.. Synda sent me over can't wait to see all the potholders
Cheryl

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 4, 2011
7:58 PM

Post #8407421

Hey Cheryl! Glad to see you pop in!

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 4, 2011
8:07 PM

Post #8407430

Speaking of Pot Holders...I need to get off of here ,and get off the phone with Maggie and get to sewing ...LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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lilypad22
(tish) near Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 5, 2011
5:29 AM

Post #8407732

Those are cute.

I also seen a pattern for pot pinchers while I was looking at patterns...I was wondering if they really pooch open like the pictures. I already have a simular pattern...it's heart shaped, but I wouldn't know what to change so that it was gapped open ready for the fingers to slip in. Any ideas?

tish
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2011
10:21 AM

Post #8408197

Our local Quilt Club had a challenge last year. We each got a fat quarter of the same fabric and were told to make anything we wanted out of it. Then they would be judged at the last meeting of the year. I used the pattern that Synda showed you above to make a mitt from the fabric and then made a border out of the fabric for a kitchen towel to match. Didn't win any awards but I like it, and I got to keep it after.
MaggieHanson
Warner Robins, GA
(Zone 8b)

March 5, 2011
12:50 PM

Post #8408434

synda wrote:Speaking of Pot Holders...I need to get off of here ,and get off the phone with Maggie and get to sewing ...LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Oh thanks! Blame the hold-up on good ole Maggie! Hehehe

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 5, 2011
12:55 PM

Post #8408439

Hey Maggie, how are you feeling? That pain in your side ever go away?
MaggieHanson
Warner Robins, GA
(Zone 8b)

March 5, 2011
1:02 PM

Post #8408450

I'm doing good, thanks. It's still there, but not as bad. It's more numb/tingly than painful. Not so much a sunburn feeling anymore.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 5, 2011
1:41 PM

Post #8408554

Glad to hear it is getting better! May be slowly, but it is getting there!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2011
1:57 PM

Post #8408589

Did you find out what made the lung collapse? Or did I miss an explanation somewhere?
MaggieHanson
Warner Robins, GA
(Zone 8b)

March 5, 2011
3:48 PM

Post #8408762

I have Bullous emphysema. It's not a true emphysema, but a generic name for a lung disorder. I have spots (bullae) on my lungs that pop and sometimes result in collapse.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

March 6, 2011
6:11 AM

Post #8409717

Mine are all done and going in the mail on Monday. I had alot of fun and I hope my partner likes the colors

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 7, 2011
8:40 AM

Post #8411891

LAURA ... mine are all done???? omg, you've done 16 blocks??? best I start staying home and doing the same..wow .. shaking my head here!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2011
8:43 AM

Post #8411899

Wrong thread Betty, don't panic. Laura meant a pair of potholders are done. LOL

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2011
8:43 AM

Post #8411900

Pot holders Betty!!!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 7, 2011
11:12 AM

Post #8412254

OMG, was having a heart attack...

Thought to myself, now there is a woman who can sew...lol



synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2011
1:54 PM

Post #8412693

May the God help my buddy...I'm a newbie to all this and she is my Ginny pig...LOL !

Betty anything that I have ever seen you make is gorgeous and would be Honored to have displayed in my home !!!!!!!!!!!!

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heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 7, 2011
1:57 PM

Post #8412697

OMG!!!!! You're just too hilarious, Betty!!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 7, 2011
2:54 PM

Post #8412813

Synda, you are just too kind...ordered fabric on-line today as I could not find fabric at 3 joann's over the weekend...in a sewig mood so beaut I join Laura and get sewing..lol

What I did get though is a new quilting magazine that had a quilted shoulder shawl with pockets...perfect gift item...ahhhh so many things to sew...not enough time!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

March 7, 2011
3:00 PM

Post #8412825

Betty sitting here and laughing. I have not started the block swap blocks.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 7, 2011
3:18 PM

Post #8412875

So glad I misunderstood Laura , you doing so would have made us all look bad lol
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

March 7, 2011
3:22 PM

Post #8412884

I have some other stuff to do then will work on those blocks. I hope to be on time mailing.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 7, 2011
3:52 PM

Post #8412957

Betty, you have any pictures of that shawl? It sounds nice?

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2011
8:18 PM

Post #8413532

OK...Hot Pads finished !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I need to go to town to buy hair dye to cover all the gray hairs...shouldn't take much dye since I have pull most of my hair out...LOL !

I will have to say it has been fun and an experience !!!!!!!!! And Buddy when you get this package I want you to know you have been forewarned !!!! LOL Hope to get mailed out in the next day or so...

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heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 7, 2011
9:24 PM

Post #8413632

Synda!!! You're a fast worker!!
I'm still indecisive as what pattern to do!!

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2011
10:11 PM

Post #8413668

Had to be fast...Ryan was like a drill Sergent standing over my shoulder and then I had a cat trying to help me measure...they drove me nuts !!!!! And Rick was a Butt Munch all weekend so I wasn't talkin' to him...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 8, 2011
4:06 AM

Post #8413826

LindaKay when I get home tonight I'll take a photo, looks like an easy project !
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2011
9:24 AM

Post #8414405

"Butt Munch" Synda do I dare ask?? LOL!!!
shuggins
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

March 8, 2011
5:26 PM

Post #8415275

I am having a hard time deciding, but am thinking about it, so I will definitely finish on time, if not early.

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2011
7:25 PM

Post #8415587

Neener..."BUTT MUNCH"...A typical man ! Those times you'd like to strangle them but it's not legal and you really would regret it the next day...

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rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 9, 2011
4:51 AM

Post #8415941

Oh that... I get ya. That's kind of a daily occurrence with men in my experience. LOL!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 9, 2011
5:58 AM

Post #8416052

Neener, that statement applies to ALL women!!! ROFL!!
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 11, 2011
4:15 PM

Post #8420934

Just got back from a little road trip the last few days, so now I will try (notice I said try) to focus on pot holder construction. Bless you my partner, in advance, because you are going to need it. :0)

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 11, 2011
4:33 PM

Post #8420960

Neener I have already been rehearsing my sincere apology letter in my head to my dear sweet talented swap buddy...LOL.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 11, 2011
4:57 PM

Post #8421006

LOL who would have thought that something so simple as pot holders could cause such angst. Should I just start over?
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 12, 2011
5:42 AM

Post #8421859

There is only angst for those of us to don't sew much anymore or were never very good at it in the first place. LOL!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 12, 2011
6:22 AM

Post #8421911

No Neener. Even us that sleep with our sewing machines have frequent angst! :((
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

March 12, 2011
6:49 AM

Post #8421974

Quoting:Even us that sleep with our sewing machines have frequent angst! :((


Yeah, my sewing table took the place of a nightstand. If I need a light to see the buttons on the remote, I turn the light on from sewing machine . . . :-)

And I did start my potholders over again. Only because I ran low on one color, and couldn't find more of that pattern in all of San Antonio. The one I did finish (before I started over) works really well when using my cast iron skillet . . .

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 12, 2011
7:33 AM

Post #8422070

Ready to send mine on their merry way.


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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

March 16, 2011
1:27 PM

Post #8430824

I've got the first part of the binding done for each one! Woo Hoo!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

March 17, 2011
1:22 AM

Post #8431801

I mailed mine out awhile ago and my partner has not said anything. I hope she got them ?

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 17, 2011
7:17 AM

Post #8432153

No boxes at my post office..lol wondered if it was coming my way Laura...keep coming back to this thread and checking date for mailing...thank goodness I still have a little over a month..got to get my act together!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

March 17, 2011
8:35 AM

Post #8432306

Betty I did send you a small package but not potholders.:0
lilypad22
(tish) near Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 18, 2011
8:26 AM

Post #8434289

I've been out of town for the last week. When I came home yesterday, I was surprised to find a big thick package from Lexington Park! Am I the first to receive my pot holders! They are wonderful! Love the colors and the fabrics and they fit my kitchen so well! And she made 3!, not just two. They are a good size for setting hot dishes on, which is especially nice (I often need to use two of my smaller potholders to set a pot or hot dish on - I bought insulbrite a year or so ago to make some bigger ones and never got around to it,ha). I hope I can do as good a job making mine for my trade partner! Thank you so much Laura!

tish

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 18, 2011
9:12 AM

Post #8434343

Those look great Tish, they do seem to be just the colors you wanted.
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 18, 2011
9:58 AM

Post #8434410

Wow they are really nice! I am way out of my league here I can tell.

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 18, 2011
10:02 AM

Post #8434414

Those are Beautiful !!!!!!!

Well,neener you aren't the only one... Puts me to shame !!!!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

March 18, 2011
11:21 AM

Post #8434543

Great job Laura. You set the bar high for the rest of us!!! I only hope mine come out that good. I can piece quilts but make other stuff is somehow not always easy for me. Lucky, lucky Tish!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

March 20, 2011
12:53 PM

Post #8438573

So happy you like them Tish. This is the first time to make potholders. And to honest with everyone the first set I made did not make it past the trash can. It was kinda hard to get all the layers to work with me. I had fun and so glad I joined the swap.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

March 20, 2011
1:24 PM

Post #8438650

Laura no one would ever tell this was you first attempt at pot holders. They are wonderful and just what I had in mind when I suggested this swap. I'm so glad yu had fun working on them. That is the point of these swaps; that you should have fun doing them and the recipient will enjoy the fruits of your labor.

O.K. Ladies, now we have the bar set!
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2011
4:13 PM

Post #8438959

LOL!! I spent most of the day in potholder land. OMG! I think I may be finally getting it, but it is going to take a third attempt I think to get something I can send. Remind me just to lurk the next time and keep my mouth shut. :))

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

March 21, 2011
5:23 AM

Post #8440013

Never would we do that!!! This is how we learn and grow. We get challenged with these swaps and before you know it we have a new technique or method or pattern that we feel comfortable working with and giving to others. I've learned so much through the swaps. You will do just fine I'm sure...

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 21, 2011
10:06 AM

Post #8440639

Wow, love the pot holders! Do they open in the middle?
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

March 21, 2011
11:32 AM

Post #8440837

Yes the 2 round ones open in the middle the other you just put hand in mitt.
How is your finger? Hope you had a great trip.
lilypad22
(tish) near Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 22, 2011
6:14 AM

Post #8442583

Yes, Its fun to learn to sew/quilt something new or try something you haven't done before. This will be the first pot holders of this type that I have made. I also have plans to make a couple more as some thank you gifts. Its nice to have a swap project that only requires a couple items to make.

tish

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 22, 2011
7:49 AM

Post #8442775

I had a great trip, but it would have been better with out this broken finger! I will know more this afternoon, when I see the ortho Dr.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 22, 2011
10:50 AM

Post #8443050

Laura, they are gorgeous..I'll say like the others, will be hard to follow ..

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2011
11:00 AM

Post #8443068

Mine are in packages ready to go to post office along with my Just One Star.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

March 22, 2011
1:23 PM

Post #8443314

LK, what'd the dr say?

My potholders are almost done! I'm still working on the binding . . . the front looks great! the backside . . . well, it's a good thing it's the backside! Overall, though, I think not bad for a first attempt!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 22, 2011
2:44 PM

Post #8443449

Well, I found out I don't have a broken finger, I have 2 broken fingers. Both top knuckles on the index and middle finger are broken. I have to wear splints till the 13th of April, then another x-ray to see if they heal properly! UGHHH!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2011
7:13 PM

Post #8443977

Ohhhh Linda, So Sorry that must be so painful (and a pain too).

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 22, 2011
7:16 PM

Post #8443986

sending healing thoughts your way Linda! Broken fingers aren't fun.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 22, 2011
7:42 PM

Post #8444075

OMG Laura!! They are gorgeous for your first attempt!!

rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 23, 2011
3:59 AM

Post #8444447

Glad someone else is having binding issues. Looks good on one side. The other is kind of iffy.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

March 23, 2011
5:15 AM

Post #8444546

The last 2 corners on the back of the 2nd potholders binding look perfect! I'll finish up on the 2nd one (it still needs it's little "loopy") tonite, then get my set out in the mail on Friday!

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 23, 2011
9:57 AM

Post #8445141

I haven't even started on mine yet, better add them to the list for this weekend.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 23, 2011
10:13 AM

Post #8445168

Not going to post office today...all ice and snow here...BAH!

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 23, 2011
12:20 PM

Post #8445409

Well ,mine are off to my buddy,God Bless her,she's gonna need it after she gets these...LOL. Spent $49.01 at the P.O. today,teach me to put off mailing everything at once...had to make 2 trip in,couldn't carry everything...LOL.But I have loved this swap... definitely a learning experience...LOL !

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2011
2:07 PM

Post #8445629

post office prices are going up with the gas prices!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 25, 2011
10:36 AM

Post #8449453

Well, I got my pot holders today from Synda! Wow, are they nice! I love the fabric she chose, plus the extra, wrap around pot holder, and the micr fiber towels too! The blue one she made to hang on the stove!
How cool is that!
Plus a few little extra's, cause she knows I love frogs and angels!
Thanks so much Synda! I love them so much!
First the pot holders...

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 25, 2011
10:36 AM

Post #8449454

And the extra's!

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synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 25, 2011
11:15 AM

Post #8449519

So glad you got everything...LOL, as you can definitely see ,I am NO SEAMSTRESS !!!!! But it was a family project and so much fun !!!!!
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 25, 2011
11:35 AM

Post #8449558

Love that fabric!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 25, 2011
11:49 AM

Post #8449579

Synda, you did very well! I have them on the counter, ready to use for dinner tonight!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

March 25, 2011
5:23 PM

Post #8450240

Those are so sweet. Great job Synda!!! It's now official - you have passed with flying colors...

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 25, 2011
7:13 PM

Post #8450506

Thanks Barb...you're so sweet !

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

March 26, 2011
5:44 AM

Post #8450971

I need to get busy with mine!!!
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 26, 2011
8:07 AM

Post #8451203

Well I just finished mine. I hope my partner likes things that are a bit whimsical. This was more exhausting than spreading 3 yards of mulch with a hand trowel. :))

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 26, 2011
2:54 PM

Post #8451809

well Synda, It is my opinion that you are now a seamstress!!!! GREAT JOB !!!

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 26, 2011
3:28 PM

Post #8451845

Thanks Thunder !!!!!!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 26, 2011
3:50 PM

Post #8451897

Hey Janice, this room is getting filled up, can we have a new one please?
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

March 28, 2011
8:39 AM

Post #8455696

Now let's see if I did this right. If so, you should be able to go to the new thread.



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