I have been needing some new potholders for a very long time. Could I buy them? Sure, but I thought it would be nicer to make them myself, but then I'm always lining up projects I think I can do better myself.....that's how I get myself into mucho trouble from time to time!!
Well today was the day to sew since I've been putting this off for months since I bought the insulating material to go on the inside (purchased from Amazon.com). So I went up to my studio and looked around for what I thought would be some nice thick wool. I originally was planning to do some crazy log cabin piecing with multiple colors and then I put my head between my legs and took a long deep breath and asked myself "what are you thinking, for potholders?" So down and dirty quick was the solution I needed, at least for these two for now, and this stopped me from hyperventilating over this project!!
I found this scrap of the dark very heavy twill that will not go through the Frazer cutter to make hooked rugs and thought this will work. Next what do I have that sort of matches or contrasts? The background twill fabric that I absolutely loathe that I used in the background of my "Lollipop" rug. Nice fabric 100% wool but because it is a twill and very thick you can't cut it very narrow or it pulls apart when hooking so I figured let's use up as much as I can anywhere I can of this nasty stuff.
Anyhoo, use up that left over small scraps of wool and make some pot holders......LOL! Oh, they are over-sized at 6" x 9" and will go in a drawer so I didn't need any tabs on them either.....all this for something that will go in a drawer - I'm really mad!