Sunday, December 11, 2011

Holiday Hostess Gifts

Here's a great idea for a hostess gift for all those holiday parties you're heading to over the next few weeks!

I purchased some fabric from Pink Chalk Fabrics last week and Kathy was giving away a pattern for some really cute holiday potholders as thanks for the order!
I loved her concept of the tree from the scrap bin and I've kept that element.  But I passed on binding them and instead did a self binding, which I find so much more effective for potholders and placemats (you can see my tutorial for self binding placemats here).

I made them in pairs ... using 2 coordinating base fabrics ... one on the front of one and then the back of the other and vice versa.  Then kept the quilting light ... just around the tree, which helps hold everything in place and creates a nice pattern on the back.

I've already given away 2 sets to holiday hostesses ... only 5 more parties to go ;-).

Happy Holidays!


  1. very good idea-love your fabric combo's

  2. Love these! What a fun use of scraps.

  3. What a very cute idea! Thanks for sharing.


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