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08 May 2012

Scrappy Zig Zags

It’s yellow week over at And Sew We Craft, so I set myself the challenge of using some of my scraps to make something new.

In the end, I made this zig zaggy potholder in yellow, grey and white. Love this colour combination, don’t you?




I decided on some half square triangles.

2” squares which I turned into HST’s - which were a little tricky - but super cute.




I arranged them in a zig zag design alternating the solid colour. Can I just say that if you ever go with this type of design, take a photo of the layout. I went back to my photo soooo many times.

Straight line stitching is my nemesis. But it was the only way to go with this project.

I attached my walking foot, and just did it. Nike style.





Black and white spot binding finish it off. I love black/white spotty binding.
I made a co-ordinating pot holder which I’ve blogged about over at And Sew We Craft today.

Yellow pot holders are so happy and definitely brighten up a kitchen space.




Potholders – have you ever made your own?
And more importantly, do you use them?

I’ve got a couple which I’ve made and use all the time, but I also have some which I’ve made, but can’t bear to actually use on dirty old pots or pans.

12 comments:

  1. Love the color combo, and the precision of your zigs and zags!

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  2. PS Grew up in a potholder making family-- and we Did use them. I still do, though perhaps I ought ot shelve them for posterity.

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  3. Love them - they are very cheerful! I haven't made any, but I do use pot holders! Saw a cute pair of owl pot holders this weekend that my s-n-l made for my m-n-l.

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  4. Beautiful!!! I LOVE them! I have been interested in making my own, but as of yet, I have not. Can I ask... what did you use for insulation?

    You have inspired me to take the plunge and make my own :)

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  5. I absolutely love these! I make pot holders all the time for gifts and want to make some of these! Especially since I just made a Xmas zigzag laptop quilt to give away. Won't giving potholders to match be darling! Thanks for the idea...on my way to sew up a few!

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  6. LOvely potholders.. they are really pretty and happy.... yes, I have made potholders and I use them....
    Hugz

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  7. They look great! Love the colour scheme...I need to get more gray! No I don't use them actually. Probably might when I move out =D

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  8. Lovely and bright! I make and use potholders. They are the ideal way to try out a new block or idea!

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  9. lovely Anorina,amazing what can be made out of scraps.xx

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  10. I love your creations.keep it up :)
    shanika from France

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  11. I've never made pot holders. I don't use them any more - I prefer oven mitts for all-round protection!

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