Quilting, Farming, Variety

Monday, July 1, 2013

July Apron

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!
Charlotte
 
 

15 comments:

  1. Oh, I really like this one! It will look really nice with your jeans for celebrating the Fourth.

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  2. Happy 4th of July to you. Love the patriotic colored apron. The pot holders on the corners are a great idea. Job well done!

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  3. I love it. That is a neat idea with the potholders. Hope you have a fun 4th of July, we are supposed to get rain.

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  4. This is a very pretty apron. Who would have ever thought of doing those corners like that but you. How handy that will be when it comes to handling hot stuff. You are very creative. Hope you have a nice Fourth. Hugs. xo

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  5. Happy 4th to you too Charlotte! The apron is so cute and very creative. The potholders would come in very handy I'm sure.

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  6. That sure is cute! But yes, I would think you'd have to be pretty careful with a gas stove.

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  7. That is such a cute apron. I had seen that idea before and I wonder too how safe it would be. It is clever and thanks for the apron site! You did a nice job! Liked the idea of the binding because it was too thick! Happy 4th! Nancy

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  8. This is a beautiful apron, Charlotte! You did such a great job. I hope you have a happy 4th of July.

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  9. Great apron Charlotte, I like the potholders on the corners. Was going thru a box of my Mother's things and found 2 aprons she made years ago. I hope to spotlight them on my blog soon. Sure is hot in my part of the world, hope you're having a good summer and not toooooo hot!

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  10. Oh, Charlotte~ I LOVE IT!! What a wonderful idea... and I love that fabric so much. (Was it from CT?)
    You did a wonderful job! (as usual!)

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  11. I love all of your aprons
    Thank you so much for your special
    emails while I was offline.

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  12. I just love all your aprons ... I'd most surely set myself on fire though at some point :

    And love the picture with the reel of barbed wire!

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  13. This is wonderful. I think it would be safe it you are just reaching into the oven for a dish..........maybe? You did a pretty job! Thanks for the link!

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  14. Hope all is well and you're not to busy these summer days. It's a busy time for sure. Hugs, Susie

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  15. Oh~ I love it!!! Those colors are perfect!!!

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