Thursday, October 15, 2015


My husband and just love these bowl potholders for the microwave.  I made them last week and have used it five times already.   

Great for your orphan blocks, just size them down or make a bigger bowl?  You can make different sizes.  This is a ten inch.

There are a lot of  free tutorials out there.  There is one on craftsy as well  

Make perfect Christmas gifts, especially if you made them in different sizes.

I have already given one away and she loves she says but I believe her because I love mine.

Great way to use up those scraps of batting as well.

Don't forget the "You Can Quilt" blog hop..

Oct. 9 – Ch. 1. Basics - Leila Gardunia
Oct. 12 – Ch. 2. HST - Tammy Silvers
Oct 14 – Ch 3. QST - Connie Kresin Campbell
Oct. 16 – Ch 4. Flying Geese - Maryellen McAuliffe http://
Oct 19 -- Ch. 5. Wonky - Christine McCrann Martinez http://
Oct. 21 – Ch. 6. Improvisation - Connie Kauffman http://
Oct. 23 -- Ch. 7. Foundation Paper Piecing - Joan Kawano http://
Oct. 26 – Ch. 8. Curves - Marlene Oddie
Oct. 28 -  Ch 9. One-Patch Blocks - Bea Lee
Oct. 30 – Ch. 10. Applique - Barbara Gaddy http://
Nov. 2 – Ch. 11. Inset Seams - Pamela Boatright
Nov. 4 – Ch. 12. Challenge Blocks - Linda Stewart Pearl http://
Nov. 6 – Ch. 13. finishing – Marlene


  1. The bowls are really cute Barb and just in time for Christmas, thanks.

  2. What a great idea. I have been wanting to make some of those bowls and i have a million orphan blocks. These will make nice gifts.

  3. Love your MW bowls--hope I can find time to make some for the holidays. What a great gift to have on hand for friends at just the right time.

  4. I have made a few of these but I had never thought of using my Orphan Blocks. What a great idea!

  5. Great idea for using orphan blocks. I am sure to make these microwave bowls as gifts. They keep your microwave clean also. Thank you for your idea.


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