In with my sewing goodies, I have a tote that has kits for small sewing/quilting projects. At the very bottom I found a set of kits that I bought (yes, I am saying it again) several years ago. Each of the kits was designed to make two heart shaped potholders.
I made a couple of changes to the supplies and the next photo shows all of the cut pieces ready to be stitched.
These are a quick project — and would be even quicker if I could convince myself to let my machine do the work to finish off the binding. Even with a potholder, I find myself unable to change my habit of hand finishing the binding.
The most challenging part of this project was attaching the binding. I had expected to do the join as I would with a larger project and after a couple of tries I realized there is just not enough room to do that. With the first potholder (on top), I just did a straight fold and tucked the end in — a little bulky. For the next one I used a diagonal fold and tuck — still bulky but a bit more pleasing to the eye.
Does anyone else call these hotpads? That was the term we used where I grew up in northwestern Pennsylvania, maybe it is regional.