Friday, September 27, 2013

Hexie potholder #1

I decided to finish my (big) hexie potholders in two different ways . . . I wanted to see which way turned out the best, or was the easiest way to finish them.

I used two layers of batting and one of Insul-brite inside both potholders. That makes it kinda bulky for the hexie shape, but you don't want your fingers getting scorched, right?  Right!

For the pink one, I put the whole pile of hexies and batting with right sides together against the backing, and stitched almost all the way around -- just left a little stretch open for turning. I also included a surprise in that sandwich -- have you gotten a luscious bundle of fabric goodness from Moda and kept that cute woven tie that was around it?
Have you wondered what you could use it for?

Lookie!


Voila! A hanging loop for the hexi-holder!
Once I turned it out and poked the corners out good, I did a very small meander all over.


Love how the yellow center puffs up now:


Thirties colors are so cheerful!
Here are a couple more pictures to show you the quilting:


And on the reverse:


I used some of my favorite Aurifil thread -- a collection called Simply Color by Vanessa Christenson . . . goes with the Moda fabrics she designed with the same name!
Free motion fun with Aurifil!  I swear, it goes like a knife through butter! No snags, no tangles or breaks! Just pedal to the metal fun!


I'll show you the other hexi-holder soon!

Love,


14 comments:

  1. Super cute hexie pot holder. To clarify, did you use three layers of batting (2 regular and one insulbrite)?

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  2. Very nicely done and love the use of the Moda tie for your little loop holder.

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  3. Oh, I do like that!! Great job of reusing the tag too!

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  4. Fantastic pot holders and I love your use for the Moda tie.

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  5. I love these! So adorable! Is there a pattern you used? I'd love to make one. Thank you.

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  6. Sweet potholder! I have never made a hexie project. I have only used hexies for applique. LOL

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  7. Perfect fabric for these potholders - turned out great! Now we're waiting to see your other method, you teaser, you!

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  8. Thanks for sharing. My mom always sent me new pot holders every Christmas, since passing, I have not had any new ones. These will be amazing to make!

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  9. What a fabulous pot holder...I will have to use more batting..

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  10. what a great project for practicing FMQ! looks cute

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