Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pot Holders

My guild retreat is coming up in the middle of October. Yay! This time we are exchanging pot holders. The Warm & Natural company sent my guild some samples of their products and I won a sample of Insul-Bright. I've used this product before to make an ironing board cover, but I've never actually sewn with it.

I pulled out two orphan blocks from my stash and turned them into pot holders.

The Insul-Bright was very easy to sew through and cut. It behaved just like batting as far as I could tell. The blocks were already made and I just quilted them simply in the ditch then bound them. The directions on the Insul-Bright did specify which side should be on top and it was easy to tell the difference between the two sides.

Here is a photo of some of my left over Insul-Bright.

The package says that the shinier metal looking side should always face the hot (or cold) item. I don't know if you can see it in the photo, but the left side is the shinier metal looking side. I folded it over so you could maybe see that the back looks whiter.

I'm not sure if I will use these two pot holders for the exchange or if I'll make fancier ones. I really just wanted to try the Insul-Bright before putting any more time into this project. If I don't get around to making any more, at least I have these two for the exchange.


Denise in PA said...

Cute! Glad to know you liked the Insul-Bright. I bought some but haven't used it yet.

merinz said...

Good result. Ahh 'orphan blocks' - now I know what to call those spare blocks. I do have two or three or four hanging around.

Mama Pea said...

Fun! Congrats on your win! I have sewn with insulbright before. It seems to sew nicely. I wish it didn't sound crinkly when you bend it around a bit....

Your potholders turned out cute!