I think of hotpads/potholders as the workhorses of the kitchen. I couldn't cook or bake without them but neither do I give them much thought or attach too much importance to them. I just want them to keep my hands from getting burned.
One of my daughters was using a folded flour sack for a hotpad so I made her a few new ones. Experimental ones, you know, because I wasn't sure how many layers of batting to use, or whether to stitch with wrong sides together and turn, or to bind around the edges. And I wasn't sure how much the batting would shrink after being washed and dried. You can see I used a few different quilting styles.
This one is made from cotton upholstery-like fabric. It finished at about 7" and shrank to about 6 1/4".
This one measured about 7" and now measures nearly 6 1/2" after being laundered. It also has two layers of Cream Rose batting.
This one measures 7". It hasn't been washed and dried yet so I don't know how much it will shrink.
They're just little finishes but I'm pleased to have them done.
I hope you're making progress on whatever you're working on and perhaps have a finish, too.
Go to these websites to see what others are working on and/or have finished this week:
- finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
- WiPs be Gone at A Quilter's Reading Garden
- Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
- Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework