String Pieced Potholders

While it is fun to develop new designs, sometimes it is fun to revisit old favorites, too.

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This week it was String Pieced Potholders.

They are simple and satisfying to create.

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If you need a quick gift for someone special (this can include YOU) they will brighten the day and bring a smile, too.

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And use scraps.  It’s a good thing.

Small Someday #1: Potholders

These potholders started as the small leftover scraps from the Food Scraps quilt completed earlier this year.

There wasn’t much, but there was enough for potholders.

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I started with a 9″x9″ foundation piece and just choose a layout that I liked.  Add a few pieces, iron open, trim threads, repeat.

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Then trim it down to size–8-1/2″ square. Layer with a piece of cotton batting, a piece of insulbrite, back and top. Simple wavy quilting.

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Bind (I use 2-1/2″ strips for these because they are a little thicker).

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Ta-dah!  Potholders.

I feel successful and the scraps are much happier used than hidden away.  My goal is to do one small project each week or so for a while.  Now I need to go dig through the piles and choose the next one.