This is a potholder. I know you know, I just wanted to set the record straight for those who think I’m busy making a quilted bedcover. I have no idea where the obsession came from this time, but I am crazy about quilts right now, so I decided to make one using up my scrap fabrics. This will actually be my third time trying patchwork(ing?), but last time I used very different types of fabrics, and it was way more spontaneous. This time I gathered inspiration first…
…and tutorials for the cutting, piecing, pressing, quilting and binding, and soon realized that it is a lot of work!!!! I did the maths for a quilt that would cover my double bed and started cutting, when I found out that I’d made a little mistake while I was trying to cut corners, and ended up with a bunch of half square triangles that were too small for the original project. And that’s how the potholder was born. I think it’s the perfect project for experienced sewists to take a break from dressmaking, as well as for beginners to make something that provides loads of opportunities:
- for customization,
- to practice straight stitching,
- cutting accurately,
- top stitching,
- feeling what it’s like to work with relatively thin and bulky layers,
- and to make something useful yet complicated enough to make you want to buy yourself a drink and celebrate your newly discovered talent!
So go ahead guys, make a potholder today!