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I sewed 25 potholders for a school fundraiser!


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Every year my boys’ elementary school holds a little holiday shop the first week of December. The kids can bring in a little bit of money (that’s all they need) and shop for Christmas gifts. All of the items are donated by parents and a large portion are handmade. Everything is marked super low and all of the proceeds go to the school. My kids have lots of fun with it. Especially when they see things I made – they love to buy my things, isn’t that funny?


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This year I used it as an opportunity to practice my free-motion quilting and use up some awkward fabrics from my stash – stuff that doesn’t really match with the rest. The potholder pattern is from the Birch blog {here}.


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In order to practice my free motion quilting. I set up my laptop next to my sewing machine, and scrolled through Leah Day’s Gallery of Free Motion Quilting Patterns, mostly sticking to the beginner ones.


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It was totally fun and hopefully I’m a little bit better at it now. I mean after 25 potholders!?! 

And I’ll probably receive a couple of those potholders for Christmas from my boys, lol!

And by the way, I have a whole bunch of free sewing tutorials for pot holders, fabric napkins, cute dishtowels, a mixer cover and more in my list of cute things to sew for your kitchen.

Happy sewing!

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5 Comments

  1. amy mayen says:

    I. Like the dome shaped quilting on the striped potholder- it’s interesting! And what a smart way to use up scraps:)

  2. Great job!
    I have a ton of potholders needing to be done. You have inspired me.

  3. Beautiful free motion quilting. Those potholders will sell like hotcakes!!

  4. HannahSinclaireLtd says:

    So stinking cute! Very creative

  5. What a good idea using it to practice free-motion… I will keep that in mind! They look great – I love the wavy lines. Simple, but looks amazing! Thanks for hosting the linky.

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