It’s been a wacky couple of days here. With no real project to work on as yet, I decided to do some practice stitching. I’ve tried free motion stippling before but wasn’t very pleased with my results. I knew I needed practice. I also knew that I had lots of scrap fabric begging to be used up. Well, why not make something useful while practicing my machine stitching. I made up 29 potholders in 2 days. Making the potholder itself was a bit of a challenge just trying to find enough scraps to make 2 9″ x 9″ squares per pot holder and be, at least, a bit coordinated. Once I completed the fabric hunt, I also cut matching Insul-Bright batting for each pot holder. I pot holder should be able to resist heat and the Insul-Bright does a good job. So away I went, stitching up a storm. And here’s the results.
Nothing too fantastic but who cares….they’re just pot holders. And here’s my stippling. Not too bad for a beginner and I did get better as I went along. However, I still have a long way to go for perfection.
It’s not as easy as one might think! I’ll keep a few and give a few as gifts but what do I do with the rest????? Any suggestions?