Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 12
9.21.2015

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Today’s Gifty project comes from the Quilt Expressions Blog.  You can get to their step by step tutorial (complete with pictures) by clicking here.

I loved the look of these potholders, and the clever idea of tucking a recipe card and spatula into the pocket.  So perfect for gift giving on their own or with a home baked goodie!

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In keeping with the theme of Christmas gifts, I chose Christmas Glitz fabrics 8017 Snowflakes-Crimson and 8007 Holly-Black/Metallic to make my first one.

Snowflakes (Crimson)   Holly (Black/Metallic)

But then I wanted something that was not Christmas-y, and because I love kitties, I chose to make a second one out of The Highlands Collection using 8749 Cattitude-Cocoa and 8748 Don’t Fence Me In-Cocoa.  (I can’t get enough of those faces!)

Cattitude (Cocoa)  Don't Fence Me In (Cocoa)

Because the cat faces are directional I had to pay attention to how I cut out my pocket piece.

You will also need 20667 Insul-Bright and scraps of batting (don’t you love it when you can use up some of those scraps you’ve been saving?)

These really do go together super fast–even the binding is machine stitched down.

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We would LOVE to see how your projects turn out. Head over to the new Gifty Galore Flickr page and post your project photos there for everyone to enjoy! Of course, we would also love to see your pictures on our Facebook wall. Please post any questions about this project below in the comments and we will gladly respond to you directly.


26 comments

  1. Ann - September 21, 2015

    Both are cute and practical…the kitty faces with Don’t Fence In Cocoa (my favorite) will be useful year around.

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    • Laraine - September 21, 2015

      Thanks Ann

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  2. Carol Hydeman - September 21, 2015

    I love them both but especially the kitty one sine I love kitties as well. Great gift idea.

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    • Laraine - September 21, 2015

      Thanks! (Kitties are the best!)

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  3. Anita - September 21, 2015

    I love it! What a great gift idea for Christmas or Bridal Showers!

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    • Laraine - September 21, 2015

      Good idea! Thanks.

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  4. Lenny - September 21, 2015

    Great little hostess gift, all year!

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    • Laraine - September 21, 2015

      Yes–easily adapted to any situation and fast to make.

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  5. Katrina - September 21, 2015

    Laraine these are so cute! Oh how I miss gifty… I think I might have to order some kitty face fabric!

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    • Alisha - September 21, 2015

      SKULLY!!!! I miss you soooooooooooo much. <3 <3 <3

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    • Laraine - September 21, 2015

      I miss you more!

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      • Alisha - September 21, 2015

        Nope, no way. Not possible. I MISS YOU THE MOSTEST!

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  6. Linda Froggie - September 21, 2015

    What cute hot pads. Great idea, and I didn’t realize the cat faces were cat faces until I read the comments! Too funny.
    I better find some fabric, these will be sew quick and easy. And fun.
    ~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

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    • Laraine - September 22, 2015

      Thanks Froggie! Would love to see yours when you finish.

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  7. Mary Ellen Derrick - September 21, 2015

    I am going to make some of these for our church fair.

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    • Laraine - September 22, 2015

      Be sure to share pictures.

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  8. Mary Alice - September 21, 2015

    What a great idea! Love them! Love the fabric choices!

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    • Laraine - September 22, 2015

      Thank you Mary Alice!

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  9. Christine Sherman - September 21, 2015

    Love this, thanks!

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    • Laraine - September 22, 2015

      Thank you!

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  10. Kathleen - September 21, 2015

    Oh this is a neat project!! On my way to check it out.

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    • Laraine - September 22, 2015

      have fun!

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  11. Judith Green - September 21, 2015

    Delightful for a few quick gifts!

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    • Laraine - September 22, 2015

      Hope you enjoy making them.

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  12. Anna - September 26, 2015

    Creative and fun

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  13. Grani Frani - September 29, 2015

    Giving to a new bride? Why not include one of your favorite recipes on the card.

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