Potholders

Here’s my first attempt at potholders.  I think they turned out rather well.  I was trying to go for a french provincial feel with the fabrics – which by the way I picked up at my favorite new local fabric store, Sewtropolis.  Check out her Etsy store here.

Potholders

These were actually a family effort.  My four-year-old wanted to help so he got to push the pressure foot on the sewing machine while I was quilting them.

Potholders

My two-year-old wanted to help, so she got to use a fabric marker and trace the circle where I was going to put the grommet.

Potholders

My husband was recruited to put the grommets in since I was too timid to hit them really hard with the hammer.  (I’m a little bit clumsy, and I could see missing the target and hitting my fingers instead.  Ouch!  It has happened before.)

Potholders

I found this great tutorial for seam binding over at crazy mom quilts.  I used it for these potholders and I really liked the results.  I’ll definitely use this method again! It has such beautiful results.  These were a gift for my mother-in-law, so I know I’ll be making more potholders for myself.

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