How about a red, white, and blue apron for the 4th of July!
(I don't possess good photography skills, plus the wind was blowing rather strongly this morning)
Just what makes this apron special? Look closely at the blue corner triangles; they're quilted potholders!
They can be made from purchased quilted fabric, but I quilted my own.
It went together like any other basic half apron except for the hemming. The quilted corners were too thick to turn under for a hem, so I bound the sides and bottom of the apron just like I would a quilt.
The instructions for the apron came from a site offering many free apron patterns:
How safe would it be to use potholders attached to your apron? I don't really know, but I would be very careful if I were cooking on a gas stove with an open flame.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!