Grandma’s Scraps Plus Potholders

Another pile of scraps from Crik’s Grandma.  And from Crik too.  She pieced a quilt from the scraps and had the help of Mennonite women to quilt it.

Older than the scraps I’ve been using from the 1960s and ’70s, I’ve seen some of these patterns before.

There weren’t enough of them to make complete potholders, so I used some of the vintage fabric from my stash including some hand-sewn aprons to complete them.

I’m calling them my Grandma’s Scraps Plus Potholders.

The potholders I made using scraps of fabric from the 1960s and 70s and the older scraps.

I also designed the potholders below using some of the fabric that Crik sent me and some of mine.  These four are designed around small pieces of fabric with pictures of people fishing and in boats. 

Here’s a close up of the image in the fabric of the people fishing.


4 thoughts on “Grandma’s Scraps Plus Potholders

  1. Hello Maria,
    If it’s okay with you, I would like to pre-order one of the potholders in the photo of this post, the one from the bottom left corner of the photo. I ordered a couple of red ones, and a tangerine orange one last week (paid for through my husband Rob Fannin’s PayPal account). If you have not sent those, you can wait and include this one when it’s done, and if you agree to sell it to me. Thank you!
    Kind regards,

    1. Hi Elisabeth, Yes, the potholder is yours. I did already send out the others, but I’ll have this one all done early next week and will put it in the mail then. I’ll email you also to make sure you get this. Thanks for buying my potholders!

  2. Your pot holders are so happy! The 2 on the lower right remind me of my mom during canning season! She had a red gingham apron with rickrack that she only wore when she was canning the gardens bounty. Thank you for stirring up lovely memories with your cheerful pot holders!

    1. Ah that’s a beautiful memeory Josie. And it fits in so well with all the differet pieces of fabric that came together in making the pothodlers. Thanks!

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