Introduction: Pot Holder Quilt

Hi Everybody!

Talk about nostalgia! My husband and I went to a craft store and boy did the memories come flooding back! I remember when I was a little girl in the early 70's living in Bronx, NY and every Saturday my mom sent her four daughters to the GFS. (Girl's Friendly Society). That would be called in today's society the Boy's and Girl's Club. Well while browsing through the many aisles of the craft store, I came across the Weaving Loop Kit to make pot holders. My sister's and I made so many different potholders. My mom had potholder's for days. We made so many that we gave some to our aunt's and neighbors. Went I saw this kit and bag of loops I decided to make a pot holder and each bag made about 20 potholders. So what was I going to do with all these potholders? I decided to sew them together and make a quilt. The quilt totalled 100 potholders which was about 5 bags and the end result was a nice warm and friendly pot holder quilt, and by the way the quilt is VERY heavy. It took me about 2 weeks to make the quilt and it was LOTS OF FUN!!!

Step 1:

This is the bag of over a 100 assorted, colorful loops.

Step 2: Weaving Loop

This is the weaving loop!

Step 3: Loops on the Weaving Loop

You put the loops individually on each rim of the weaving loop rim. You go straight down on the weaving loop - one loop at a time.

Step 4: Weaving Loop

Now this is the 2nd step. You take each loop and go over and under in the opposite direction. You keep going over and under over and under until each rim on the weaving loop is completed.

Step 5: Individual Pot Holder

Now this is what the pot holder looks like after you take it off of the weaving loop. Now I would start the process over again until I had 100 pot holders. I then sewed all the potholders together and the end result was a beautiful quilt.

Step 6: Quilt

This is the final product a quilt made out of love with 100 potholders. I love lying underneath the warm quilt when it is cold outside. It is very cozy!! I felt like a little girl again and I had loads of fun making it.

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