Friday, August 29, 2014

FMQ Potholder Set Completed


I like to practice free-motion quilting, so I decided to have a little fun and create a set of  potholders. I might as well make something useful while practicing. I used two layers of batting, the bottom layer of Insul-Bright and a top layer of Warm & Natural. The thread was a variegated King-Tut, Aurifil 50wt bobbin and Aurifil Invisible thread for the binding.

The quilted designs were just free-form feathers with a lot of echos. Then I just trimmed each one to 9"x 9". Lucky for me, I had just enough leftover binding from another project to go around each one.
I didn't have enough binding to make traditional potholder loops, so I just stitched on a bit of gold ribbon. I think it works.
I think I might have to make up several sets for Christmas presents.

For today though, I'm linking up with TGIFF, Link-A-Finish Friday, Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop and Finish It Up Friday

Color Me Quilty!



  1. wow! your quilting is amazing! such a good idea to use two layers of batting and to turn them into pot holders! win-win!

    thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

  2. Pat these look so fun and fabulous! Great work on your practicing! They will make wonderful Christmas gifts!

  3. Such luxurious pot holders! But a great idea to put your practice pieces to good use.

  4. Such a great idea for pot holders. They're gorgeous and so is your quilting.

  5. The quilting is to die for!

  6. That is amazing quilting! A great idea to use them as pot holders x

  7. Hello Pat,

    This is truly wonderful FMQ. I love the way you have made the potholders reversible, and chosen binding in colours that match the variegated thread. Will you be linking up with Free motion Mavericks on my blog this weekend?

    Love, Muv