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This is a great weekend for me to sew.  I’m locking myself in the house and working on projects.  Since I’m staying with my parents, they have lost their dining room table to my “little” hobby.  They are going to be out of town this weekend to celebrate their 30th Wedding Anniversary.  They deserve it!!! 

Here is my list of current projects:

  • Charm Pack Pot Holders.  I have quite a few charm packs waiting to be arranged, pressed, cut and completed.  Plus, I have a few to finish from my first batch.  And…a couple to repair, I forgot the loop. 
  • Mrs. Page’s wedding quilt.  Her colors were fall colors and I think I have done a great job of capturing those colors in this quilt.  The top is complete and measured.  Now I just need to baste and quilt. 
  • Bohemian Chic table topper.  I had some manufacturer’s sample of this line from Michael Miller that I created a cute little table topper.  If there was more of the fabric it would have been a great chic baby quilt.  Very colorful and bold.  No clue what I will do with it though. 

What are you working on this weekend?

Charm Pack Pot Holders

Fabric manufacturers have become obsessed with all of these precut fabrics.  Charm packs, layer cakes, honey buns, and jelly rolls just to name a few.  Do they think that quilters just think of food all the time?  Anyways I have started collecting a few as I visit different shops or online stores.  Back in November I talked about my favorite one so far, Gobble Gobble and my intention with it.  During December I started making pot holders from my charm packs. 

I use my favorite quick block pattern and turn the charm pack into quite a few pot holders.  They do not take very long and so far my test ones have received good reviews.  Look for them to be selling in my Etsy store launching February 1st

My trial potholders have received great reviews.  They are cute and stylish but very practical.  They make a great hostess gift.