I like to cut the batting for my potholders outside when I can. I use a layer of cotton batting and a layer of insul-brite inside my potholders. ( I get my insul-brite from Fabrics Unlimited, it’s $5.49 a yard, a good price even with shipping.) There are no warnings on the insul-brite, but I hate to breath it in anyway. As soon as I start cutting, the fibers fly, settling all over the studio. On a hot day like today I can feel it sticking to my skin and making me even hotter. So I lay the batting out on the patio behind my studio enjoying the change of scenery and fresh air. It was a bit breezy today, so I used some of Hebron’s ever present rocks to hold down the corners of the batting.
Christine, who’s potholders I posted on yesterdays blog, said she’d be interested in seeing my potholders and quilts in their new environments. I think it could be fun, so if anyone is interested in emailing a photo of a potholder or quilt where it is now hanging, please do and I’ll post it on my blog.