Potholders in the Sewing Room

I’m an okay cook. I actually enjoy cooking and baking. When my children were growing up I made home cooked dinners most nights. But that was then. This is now.

At the kitchen sink

At the kitchen sink

Most days I’d rather quilt than cook. For years my “Gone Quilting” sign has hung in my kitchen.

Is it an apology or an excuse? Neither, really. I just think it’s funny.

When I first got the sign I hung it by the front door until visitors started telling me they stopped by but didn’t ring the bell when they saw I was away quilting. I wasn’t away, I was just on the other side of the door and I may not have even been quilting at that moment. I was sorry I missed their visits, so I moved my sign to the kitchen.

I have another sign in my kitchen.


Yup. If I’m going to cook, my favorites are fast meals, meals that don’t cost a fortune in fancy ingredients and, yes, the easier the better. I know plenty of quilters who prescribe to my Fast, Cheap, or Easy philosophy and are still great cooks – just because it’s made quickly doesn’t mean it tastes like fast food.

I also know that I’m not the only quilter who has permanently relocated her roll of Reynold’s Freezer Wrap to the sewing room. There are far more uses for freezer paper in the sewing room than in the kitchen!


But potholders?

024Surely they are more practical in the kitchen, even if they aren’t used very often. What can you do with potholders in the sewing room?

Until yesterday I would have said, “Not much.” That was before I met up with friends for a day of sewing and saw Sharon’s ironing station.

Ironing station at sew day

Ironing station at sew day

Here, look a little closer

Potholders to the rescue!

Uneven floor? Wobbly ironing board? Potholders to the rescue!

So, whether you are a gourmet cook or a short cut cook (like me), when the ironing board wobbles, remember the potholders!

(Disclaimer: Sharon is an excellent cook and only uses potholders in the sewing room in dire situations!)

One thought on “Potholders in the Sewing Room

  1. Hmmmm….I still have that Gone Quilting sign you gave me! It is hanging in my sewing room….maybe I ought to hang it in my kitchen on days like today (snow, and I don’t feel like cooking)! :-). Great idea for the pot holders!

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