Sunday, December 2, 2012

30 Days For 30 Dollars: Day 7

Day 7:  Gifts For Cooks

How to:

1.)  Gather scrap fabric.  You can either use a single large piece, or sew together smaller pieces to create designs.  

2.)  Trim top fabric to 8 inches square.  Backing fabric should be just slightly larger (at least an inch around)

3.)  Layer backing fabric (right side down), batting, and top fabric (right side up)

This is my batting.  It's an old felted wool blazer.  Insulbrite is another option.  It is a  product made specifically for pot holders.  It is heat resistant unlike polyester batting (which won't work).  But, Insulbrite was not in my $1 budget so I had to use what I had on hand - felted wool.

I had to piece several scraps together.

Sandwiched and pinned.

4.)  Use a walking foot to quilt a design.  If you're piecing batting together, be sure to quilt enough to keep all of the batting pieces from shifting.

5.)  Trim and square up.

I also added a little rick rack to this one.

6.)  Bind as you would a quilt or using this method if you want a loop for hanging (also uses store bought bias tape).

Total spent:  Zero dollars- made entirely from scrap fabric

Day 1:  Pretty Hair Ties 1.00
Day 2:  Pin Cushion 1.00
Day 3:  Cowl 1.50
Day 4:  Apron 1.00
Day 5:  Baby Hat .75
Day 6:  Wine Charms 1.00
Day 7:  Pot Holders 0.00

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