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


Rosa said...

Super cute.Thanks

Dana Gaffney said...

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

Wacky Woman said...

Great use for orphan blocks!

West Michigan Quilter said...

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.

Marjorie said...

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.

QuiltSue said...

Clever idea Barb, thank you.

Dresden Quilter said...

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

Unknown said...

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.