Wednesday, October 15, 2008

In the Queue Wednesday

Christmas Gift Idea - Potholders

My grandmother has mentioned (several times) how nice it would be if I were to make a bunch of potholders that she could give to all of her friends for Christmas. Her niece R could really use some, and her friend K would definitely like them, and her neighbor M mentioned just the other day how handy they are... In fact, potholders are just about the perfect gift for everyone, and they would probably be pretty easy to make, don't you think?

Yes, Grandmommy, I think they would be pretty easy to make and a perfect gift for just about everyone. :)

So, it looks like I have been given an assignment. I found this free tutorial on the internet to make potholders. Next up - shopping for fabric! While I'd love to use Christmas fabric, she has also mentioned (several times) that a holiday-neutral fabric could be used all year long... So, looks like no snowmen, mistletoe, gingerbread men or penguins in my immediate future.

I'm visiting her in mid-November, so I'll try to get them done in time to take with me. Don't worry, I'll get to them. They are in the queue...


Christine said...

Thanks for sharing the free tutorial! I think potholders would be pretty easy Christmas gifts to make for just about everyone.

Anonymous said...

No penguins??? I can't handle that statement :) Penguins are a must. I think they could be usefull for a whole season (winter). I think the potholders will be very cute! I liked the ones shown in the picture!

SunnyQ said...

The Quilt Place over in Rockledge has a really cute pattern for potholders that look like ladybugs (you insert your hands under the wings). Unfortunately, it doesn't appear on their website; if I can get over there in time I'll pick it up! :)

Anonymous said...

Pot holders are fun! We could use some in the lab to pull our hot lunches out of the microwave ;)