Friday, September 03, 2010

Gifts for a Friend

The first day of school, our little group of friends gathered for lunch and a birthday celebration. Laura and most of her family love to cook, so I thought she would enjoy a couple fun potholders.


I followed Elizabeth's tutorial regarding the insides (two layers of batting and some canvas). I have insul-bright, but agree that the crinkly thing is pretty annoying. I tested it out on a pan that I had in a 400deg oven. It worked, but you wouldn't be able to hold the pan for more than a minute before you started to feel warm. Not bad, and much better than the nasty crinkles.



These came out like the runner I made recently. Orange/aqua for one and those fun birds on the other. (For my own reference, they're a little under 8.5" square - a good size for me) I backed both with a gray Ikea home dec print that I love. I think she really liked them!

14 comments:

Heather said...

Those are really adorable, I am going to make some of those for my MIL for Christmas… hers are looking pretty old!

Belinda said...

Cute pot holders! I've had really good luck using 3 layers of cotton batting. I've used them myself & given them as gifts with no complaints. I also like the density of the potholders with those 3 layers of batting.

Leslie said...

these are such a cute gift

Rene' said...

Angela, these are great potholders! I'm sure your friend loves them.

Kris said...

super cute! what a great gift!

AnneMarie said...

Very cute! Thanks for writing about the 2 layers batting/canvas....you're absolutely right, the crinkly noise just doesn't jive. I'll have to give that a try next time!

AnneMarie @ Gen X Quilters

Sarah Craig said...

I'm thinking I need to make a lot of these for Christmas presents!! Yours are really cute....

L Johnson said...

Much cuter then anything you can find at the store! What a fun idea for a beginner quilt project too;0)

erica said...

super cute potholders! I need to make myself some new ones...mine are pretty gross...

natalie. beyond the reef said...

FYI - I added batting either side of the insulbright...you know, kindof like insulation in your house - - muffles the crinkle a bit...very cute!

Stephanie said...

Very cute! Love these.

randi---i have to say said...

Very cute! Love those sun-shiney colors!

amy smart said...

These are so cute. Makes me want to replace mine from when I got married in the late 90's. They're pretty gross by now and not nearly so cheerful looking.

SO AWESOME to see your hexie tutorial over at Crazy Mom Quilts! WOO!

Karen said...

I love your potholders! Especially the bird fabric! Can you tell me where I can buy some of that fabric? I hope it's available somewhere; it's darling!