Ugly fugly fabric

I'm guessing we all have some of these "gems" in our stash ...

Coffee-themed Novelty Fabric

Yesterday, when I realized I was down to one Christmas-themed potholder given to me by my MIL about 15 years ago, I felt compelled to do something about it.

Plum cake + potholder

The kids were responsible for the delicious Polish plum cake (recipe from About.com).  I used 2 pieces of fabric for the potholder's front and back, two layers of cotton batting and one layer of heat resistant fabric in the middle.  I cut my binding on the bias which in retrospect was a mistake.  It was too stretchy and wavy. 

Even uglier fabric!
On the second potholder, I was inspired by a pattern in Susan Briscoe's Japanese Quilt Blocks to Mix and Match.  This time I made double folded french bindings like I use on all my quilts.


Lesly said...

Oh I have a boatload of ugly fabric - I could make about half a million potholders. But then I'd have to give them to charity because I wouldn't want them in the kitchen. Your ugly fabric looks like a beauty queen in comparison.

Rebekah said...

what a great way to use old, ugly fabric! Cute potholders!