with thanksgiving coming this week, it will officially mark the end of fall for us! so what that the calender says that winter begins on december 21st?! after thanksgiving, it will be all christmas, all the time!!
the last two projects for me(marie is already working on a christmas quilt for our mom--she's been done with "fall" since halloween!) are another autumn table runner and a dish towel/pot holder combo! since i already told you about a table runner last week, this week i'll show you how to make the "pot towel"? "towel holder"? hmmm, haven't really come up with a name for this one! lol anyhoo...
you will need:
one dish towel and one pot holder
start by folding your towel in half(top to bottom) and rubbing with your finger to find the center(you can go ahead and press this, but i was too lazy to drag out the iron!)
use a basting stitch all the way down the center, following your mark--make sure that you leave some extra thread at the ends so that you can pull your gather!
now pull on the thread(from the bobbin) to make your gather. it needs to fit the width of your pot holder.
fold it in half(bottom to top) to find your button placement and to figure out where you will sew your towel. again, rub(or iron) to make a crease--this is where you will pin your towel.
pin your towel to the pot holder
now sew your button on, and hang on your oven handle!
hope you all have a wonderful thanksgiving!!!
...now bring on the christmas fabric!!!
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