Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Part II ~ potholder/hotpad tutorial

~ next, pin the patchwork and batting layers together
~ machine quilt them together; I used a walking foot and stitched along the piecing lines ("stitching in the ditch")

~ a peek at the underside after quilting together...

~ I added a loop which you could make from some of your fabric or from some ribbon as I did here

~ I just used a zigzag stitch to attach it...

~ now the patchwork top is ready to be pinned and sewn to the knitted piece...

~ I slipstitched the fabric in place by hand...

~ and you are done!

I hope these instructions make some sense, and if you end up making any of these hotpads I would love to see them!

19 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:37 PM

    what a great potholder :)

    actually, more of a work of art than just a regular ol' potholder :)

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  2. Thank you, THANK YOU. Well no wonder yours are turning out soooo much nicer then mine. I am off to make more. Maybe it will not be as crooked as the one I made yesterday !!! xoxo Clarice

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  3. I love the fabrics you've chosen!
    It's so kind of you to take the time to put together and share this tutorial...thank you.

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  4. What an awsome tutorial!!!! These would make great Christmas gifts!!!!

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  5. Anonymous3:51 AM

    What a great tutorial. It definaitely fulfills William Morris' criteria of what you should have in your house..."beautiful *and* useful". I'm inspired!!!

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  6. Anonymous5:58 AM

    Thanks for the great tutorial. I found a lovely old linen teatowel last week for 50c and I have my square knitted. Now with you helpful instructions I'm set. I'll do a show and tell when I've finished it.

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  7. Awesome. I don't think I asked but it had crossed my mind a number of times...usually when I was reaching for my tired out potholder and thinking how I should make new ones. :) I'll have to give this a whirl pretty soon. Thanks so much for posting instructions. They're great.

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  8. Anonymous11:18 AM

    What a cute project.

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  9. Anonymous1:39 PM

    So cute! I wish I knitted.

    ~Jody

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  10. Just found you via Story Book Woods, love you blog, your home looks adorable. And I noticed you are knitting a tea cosy just like the one I want.

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  11. I love these...actually I'm lovin your whole blog. I can see some of these ending up in the Christmas baskets this year! Thanks for a great tutorial.

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  12. Thank you for sharing this tutorial - I too will be doing some of these for Christmas gifts!

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  13. I knitted this and the instructions are perfect. Thank you so much, I used guacamole from the Sugar and Cream collection. Very elegant pattern. I also plan to make your potholder and dishtowels. Thank you!

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  14. I knitted this and the instructions are perfect. Thank you so much, I used guacamole from the Sugar and Cream collection. Very elegant pattern. I also plan to make your potholder and dishtowels. Thank you!

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  15. Anonymous4:56 PM

    What a cute project.

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  16. Anonymous4:56 PM

    Thanks for the great tutorial. I found a lovely old linen teatowel last week for 50c and I have my square knitted. Now with you helpful instructions I'm set. I'll do a show and tell when I've finished it.

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  17. Thank you, THANK YOU. Well no wonder yours are turning out soooo much nicer then mine. I am off to make more. Maybe it will not be as crooked as the one I made yesterday !!! xoxo Clarice

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  18. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. I have made two of these so far and have two more to make. I just love them. They turned out great except for my hand stitching but I guess that will improve with time. Thanks again!

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    1. Lei, you're welcome--I'm glad like them!...Deb

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