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Monday, March 3, 2014

Pot Holders

Now that I have new dishtowels made,
I thought I'd make some new pot holders to match :)

I sandwiched two layers of fabric, with a filling of four layers of batting.
I don't like getting burnt . . .so I like my pot holders thick :)

On my sewing machine I stitched the hexie flower through all the layers
and then I stitched the edges.
After that I applied my blinding with the machine and hemmed them by hand.

That's it :)

I have been having so much fun turning my little scraps into hexagons.

Someday I'll have enough for a entire quilt.


There's my other two pot holders . . .
I made three in all.

The backs.

The fronts :)




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Here's wishing you all a very happy week.

Keep Smiling.
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Your blogging sister,
Connie

35 comments:

  1. Potholders! What a great idea for the (crap cotton) yarn I am using up! It's colorful, but it's not good for a lot of things like blankets and such. Potholders shall be added to my list. Thank you.
    And I shall keep hexies in mind, but not for a few years. I would have to make HUGE HEXIES to use up all the excess material I have.....hmmm....not a bad idea really....

    Cindy Bee

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    1. Hi Cindy, I am very happy that I could inspire you. If your household is anything like mine and you have a husband helping in the kitchen . . . then you go through pot holders. Steve is an amazing cook, but he is also a very messy one. My pot holders are always in the wash :) Then sometime I don't know where they are,and find them outside next to the grill :)

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  2. Look at all of those luscious hexagons! I love your pot holders...I like mine this too!!

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol, it is always a delight to see you here in my comments . . . I have been enjoying tagging along on your busy journey lately . . . girlfriend, you don't know what the words "slowing down" mean :) In my mind you remind me for a truck driving down a country road with dust blowing up behind you . . . I can almost see you running around at a never ending pace. I think it keeps us young when we have goals and many things going on that bring out our creativity . . . and you have so much creativity . . . I think that you are an A+ gal :)

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  3. Cute pot holders!!! I need to replace my pot holders someday soon!!! Love those hexies!!!

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    1. Hi Louise, I'm glad that you like them. I think that I just might made up a few extra . . . we do a lot of pot-lucks in the summer and they would be fun to leave behind for a hostess gift :)

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  4. Aren't those the sweetest things! That's a wonderful idea to make hexagons with the scrap fabric. I LOVE the aqua color with the red! One can never have enough pot holders!! I just love the little homemade items for home~~~~such a special touch! Blessings~~~Roxie p.s Stop by Connie, I am having a give-a-way!!

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    1. Good Morning Roxie, thanks for stopping by and for the sweet and encouraging words . . . I'll be over and check out your give-a-way, thanks for the invite :)

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  5. Those are just so cute, Connie. I made a bunch of pot holders just before Christmas, too. My other ones looked so bad. I must say, however, they were NOT NEARLY AS CUTE as yours!!!!! xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, it's always fun to have new little helpful things for the kitchen and sometimes the little things like pot holders get overlooked.
      Poor things . . . and they are always there for us when we need them :)

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  6. Beautiful projects. Pot holders are always useful. I just jumped on the hexie wagon myself - have about 100 made - lots more to go. It's fun and addictive!

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    1. Hi Lorrie, I agree! I have certainly become addicted since I started making them :)

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  7. How absolutely fabulous I especially love the blue one you are so clever. I wish I could make one. How to you make the hexies? I once tried a hexie cushion decoration but it didn't turn out anywhere near as fabulous as yours.

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    1. Hi Kay, you are not the first one to ask . . . maybe I should do a tutorial :) I'm delighted that you like them.

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  8. my but you have been busy. That sewing machine of yours is just humming right along :) These are really pretty and a perfect compliment to your dish towels

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    1. Good Morning Ann, I have used my sewing machine more in the last year , than I have in the past twenty years. When I was young, I sewed all the time, then it became a dust catcher only used for mending. I'm Sew Happy to be sewing again :)

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  9. They really are lovely and so useful. We would call them oven gloves (even though they do not fit over your hands!). Now there's a point, you could add a bit on the back to put your hands in to stop any slipping :) xxx

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    1. Good Morning Fran, hey, I like your idea . . . I just might do that when I make more :) Thanks for the tip.

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  10. They are beautiful and I love how you put the hexie in jars. Brillant.

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    1. Hi Betty, little stacks and rows of hexies, make me smile :)

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  11. Those darling potholders are surely too cute to use but wold look wonderful in anyone's kitchen including mine (hint, hint). I love your work apron too. Exactly what kind of work did you have in mind because any work that I do would ruin that sweet thing. I'm such a slob, that's why I need an apron!

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    1. Good Morning Patrica, hey, that's why I need an apron too . . . that and having lots of pockets for all the things I set down and forget where I put them :)

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    1. Hi Sally, thanks for stopping by . . . and thank you for the sweet compliment, too :)

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  13. wow Patrica, you are simply amazing!! These are fabulous.

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    1. Hi Becky, you are so funny . . . every time you comment you call me a different name . . .
      I'm beginning to doubt that I'm really who I think I am, LOL
      I'm happy that you like my pot holders and thanks for stopping by.
      You're a sweetie pie.

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  14. These are so cute and such fun fabric! I use something like this to hold my bowl of cereal or soup! You are so talented my friend! Hugs, Diane

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    1. You are such a sweetheart . . . thank you :)

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  15. Your little hexies are adorable! Best wishes, Pj x

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  16. Oh I can see you have got the bug, Connie. Your stacks of hexagons look lovely.

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  17. Hi Connie, I love all your hexagons, so pretty and colourful. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Love your hexie potholders - think I might have to get inspired to make some too! I have a hexie quilt on the go too - one of those slower projects that I work on in between other things, all done in reds and greys. Take care :)

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