Tuesday, December 20, 2011

christmas potholders

At Thanksgiving I gave my sister a little pre-hosting hostest gift. She is hosting us at Christmas this year, but we are really going up after Christmas, so I thought she'd like her gift early so she gets a bit more use out of it.  She liked the potholders and thought they'd make a nice gift for a few people on her list. 

They are on their way to her, but I thought I'd go ahead and share them so she can see them.  

6 extra large pot holders (that's how I like them) in three sets of two.  She asked for red with white dots and a light sage green worked in.  The sage doesn't look like it matches, but I think it looks better in person.  I like how how blue got in there too.

Potholders like this make up pretty quickly, It's the binding that takes awhile.  I tried using store bought binding, but that didn't look nice and I tried machine sewing the binding, but that also didn't look nice.  I went back to doing it by hand and just carried one in my purse pretty much everywhere I went for a week.  People that I see regularly kept saying, "Are you still working on that?" 

Not working on it anymore!  It's shipped and I'm getting to do some sewing for myself this week!

Here's her set:

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