New Potholders (in the dream stage)

Our potholder situation at home is not great. Except for the quilted pair I made three years ago, all of our potholders are too thin. You can feel the heat from the pan right through them, and that is no good.

The previous pair that I made got burned on a stove burner last summer. I have yet to repair the damage.

I got this super groovy fabric at my local Portland family owned fabric store. I love garden and food themed fabric, and they had this cut up into quilters fat quarters.

I was so stoked because each fat quarter was $3.50 or $4.50. I bought several. On my own I would never ask the ladies to cut fabric up into such small sections. Because it was precut into pieces I could spend a small amount of money but get quite a few different patterns.

Here are the two fabrics I will quilt into the fronts of the potholders.

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Here is the fabric I will use for the backing –

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Here are the three fabrics together –

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I considered having these two fabrics be quilted together to form the front… It would be bolder, but in the end I went with subtle.

Bold –

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Subtle –

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About Erin O'Neill

Hi, my name is Erin O'Neill. I am a part time urban homesteader and a full time homemaker and new mom. I enjoy canning my own food, crafting, raising chickens and working my bit of land. This blog is for anyone who wants to hear about the day to day struggles and successes of incorporating the old ways of life back into today's busy world.
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