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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Homemade Potholders

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I came up with this idea to have my kids show off their drawing skills :-)  We made homemade potholders!  I got some simple muslin fabric and some fabric markers.  I cut out squares and let them draw away.  (I found it very easy to safety pin the squares to a plastic placemat.  That way the table was protected and they didn't have to worry about the fabric shifting.)

When they were done drawing I added some batting and a bottom layer of fabric and did simple quilting lines. I then binded the edges with quilt binding (or you can also use double fold bias tape).  I wrote their name, date and age on the potholder!

Now loved ones can think of my kids when they are getting hot goodies out of their oven!!


  1. LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Sooo cute! My little girls aren't quite old enough to do this yet. Hopefully I'll remember when they get older.

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