Tuesday, July 28, 2009


While browsing in the book store yesterday I came upon this book in the bargain bin (score!)

Lots of patterns for cute potholders and trivits.

I decided to make a couple of the above yo yo potholders. Instead of putting rick rack all around the edges, I decided to put it in the center of the potholder.

Got to this point and then I made a horrible mistake! I ironed over the rick rack with a hot iron and it started to melt!

I was so close to being done that I hated to throw it out or take it apart and redo the rick rack. I was making this as a gift.

TaDa! changed the location of the yo yo's and now the problem is solved and the gift receipient is not going to know about my oops!
I used Lettie's tutorial on PolkaDot Pineapple to attach the yo yo's to my project. Go and check it out! Fabulous idea!

This is the template I made. This assures that my center circle is centered on my fabric.

OK, now to finish the 2nd one. Talk at you later! Rumi


  1. You found that in the bargain bin??? Score. CUTE potholder.

  2. I am with Stephanie, I can't believe it was in the bargain bin!! Really great book and cute potholder. Just love Lettie's tutorials.

  3. Rumi what a gorgeous book I love pot holders and will never buy another one again although the sewing on my last ones was pretty bad. I never knew that ric rac would melt so thanks i have learnt something. Your pot holder looks great.

  4. I linked to your adorable yo yos potholder at http://quilting.craftgossip.com/book-pretty-little-potholders/2009/07/28/
    Great job!
    Scarlett Burroughs
    Quilting Editor, Craft Gossip

  5. Isn't it funny how a design can take on a new look to fix something we did and even become better than the original!

  6. what an adorable potholder! wish yo-yo's could be used to fix real life screw ups, too...☺☺☺

  7. I have that book too!! and it was not in the bargain bin!! Lucky you! Your potholder is wonderful. I did not know rick rack melted, thanks for the tip. Great fabrics!!

  8. Too cute potholder. I saw that book in a bargain bin too but I didn't buy it.

  9. Oh yes...I have that book...I'm sure I didn't pick it up for a bargain...but I love it...isn't it a great book of inspiration...and you are sooo smart to fix up your little boo-boo!!

  10. Love the potholder! Happy to hear that the tutorial worked out for you.