- Catch up on my Farmer's Wife blocks
- Anticipate handling of hot pots and pans on campfire. What better to while away a few hours than playing with my scraps and make a couple of pot-holders inspired by one of the Farmer's Wife blocks (Evening Star, above).
I made a little pocket for my hand on the back to give extra grip. I used a plate to draw round for the curve.
I have found the best to handle linen when making hst's is to cut it bigger than needed to allow for the movement which it is prone to, being such a loose weave compared to the quilting cotton.
After sewing the two pieces together, cutting along the marked line and pressing open, it is easier to achieve a square block.
I use the diagonal line printed on my ruler to line up the seam to cut the block down to size.
There may be a tiny bit of waste, but I think it is worth it.