* pretty little potholder

Posted on June 11th, 2007 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

My submission for a book coming out from Lark! It was a nice excuse to go buy some of that crazy mylar-batting-Insul-Bright stuff. Becket consulted on the patchwork layout and reminded me to add the loop. You might notice the design is similar to my patchwork coasters. The editor actually suggested to make it round, and I’m so glad she did because I really like it this way!


In related news: why hasn’t it ever dawned on me before to use the zigzag stitch when applying binding? I will never sew binding any other way again.

16 Responses to “pretty little potholder”

  1. Lisa K. Says:

    I love the round potholder! And the color, too. I think Insulbright is great at what it does, but it’s so crinkly!

    I just used the zigzag for my last quilt. I love it, too. I’d used it before for bias binding garments, but it stretched the knit out too much. For quilts, though: terrific.

  2. martha Says:

    que bello te quedó!me gustan como combinaste telas verdes!que chulada!gracias por mostrar!

  3. Regina Says:

    Great colors! I like that it is round too!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    That looks great – I love the patchwork/quilting lines.

  5. Ali Says:

    That looks great – I love the patchwork/quilting lines.

  6. geek+nerd Says:

    This is so adorable. I’m digging the green A LOT! I want to know when this book is coming out :)

  7. string*THEORY Says:

    cute!! & love the colors. you used some of my favorite prints:)

  8. erin Says:

    I love the green and the patchwork – so great! Is it for the potholder book or the patchwork book?

  9. CraftyB Says:

    Love your choice of colours and patterns! May have to try one myself!!

  10. tias Says:

    Hello there..

    Nice blog, we have same hobby. One of mine is cross stitch.


  11. nora Says:

    That is so cute! One of my new fave’s is green…

  12. Kristin Says:

    What a beautifule potholder!

  13. Jude Says:

    I love this – and I am so impressed with the zig-zag stitching! How cool is that? I hate attaching binding…it can spoil a whole project for me.

  14. Belinda Says:

    Great potholder, love the green! Did your submission get accepted?? I’ve got a project in this book as well!

  15. jenny r Says:

    I submitted a project for this one and it was rejected but I’m totally ok with that. It was between the pot holder and the apron and I submitted the apron. I can’t get your image to load! I’ll maybe come back later to see what it looks like :)

  16. April Says:

    Love this pot holder, green is my favorite color:)


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