Holy Potholders, Batman!
I used the Memorial weekend to wrap up the last of the Day of the Dead items my friend and I are making for the Sew-In Silent Auction. This year’s theme is making something for any holiday you like, so we chose Dia de los Muertes. It’s quite well know here in the southwest. A time to pay homage to one’s ancestors. Seems kind of fitting to work on it during the memorial weekend.
The potholders are done! Ta da! I was surprised they took longer than expected, but I guess that happens when you end up making your own binding. There are 2 layers of something called Insulbright sandwiched between the surface fabric, and the silver heat-repellent backing. I hope that is enough to prevent someone from burning their fingers. If not, well, I guess these could always be “display only” accoutrement.
Yes Virginia, I had to free motion quilt through all 4 layers to stick everything together. Whew! Can you tell I am not a quilter?
Urban Threads is a funky site that sells machine and hand embroidery designs with a bit of a twist. Think Goth meets Steampunk meshed with Calico Katie.