Saturday, March 16, 2013

Hot Pad/Pot Holders

I am part of Grandmas Attic block of the month club and it is a blast.  At the end of 12 months you will have 12 blocks and can make a twin sized quilt.  This is year #3 for me and it is my time.  This year while I was there I saw some alternative blocks......meaning you use the block pattern, but your own fabric.

In the first class I found some fabric that I fell in love with and could not pass it up.  So I decided to buy and do alternative blocks.  I was trying to figure out what to do as I am making the alternative blocks and I was looking at my hot pads/pot holders and decided I needed new ones and bigger ones that actually allowed you to grip things and it was big enough to fit under a large dish.  So the idea came.....make new ones.  So here are 5 of them so far.

This 2 are my very first ones and I am terrible at binding. 

 This is the second one I did and the binding is a little bit better....I think

The more of them I make the more I am having fun with them.  They are bright large and fun.

 Color wise these are my favorite my dream kitchen is red black and silver and I love the bright read on this.

I think that binding and me do not agree.  I struggle with it, but I am practicing and I am sure that one day I will get the hang of it.
Ok this one is for my brother I made him 2 of
them and they have nothing to do with my quilt class.
He is a contractor.
Ok so this last one was a Christmas present for my brother he is a contractor and he does the cooking in his house.  I had the tool fabric from a stash that a friend of mine gave me and I immediately thought of him.  He loves them

All of the pot holder/hot pads are between 11.5 inches square and 12.5 inches square.  I like them because they are quick and fun and a great stash buster.


  1. These are too pretty to use as pot holders! Wow! I wish I had your crafty/sewing skills. These are awesome!

    1. Thank you Stacie. They are fun they brighten up my kitchen. Sewing is my new hobby since I am done with sports.