Egg Pot-Pinchers is one of those little projects that sat half-finished for 3 years. I was excited with the idea floating in my head but the few prototypes that I sewed were either too small or awkward to use, and frustration led it to be thrown under a pile.
Of course with Easter arriving again soon, my thoughts returned to those little misfit easter eggs cleverly hidden somewhere in my studio... and the hunt was on! Once found, I decided it was finally time to trash all the old eggs and start fresh. The following images are from the early stages. As you can see, this egg was so tiny that I could barely fit my fingers in it. The pattern cover changed drastically too.
It went so well this time that I even decided to add a full-sized potholder to the pattern. I love quilting lines of cursive “e” lately and this little project is perfect for practicing. I kept going back and forth on the idea of a bow and finally decided that it was a cute addition, handy for hanging, and those who thought it too cute could simply omit it.
Egg Pot-Pinchers is a quick & easy project, and a great way to use up your endless baskets of fabric scraps. Mini pot-pinchers are the perfect size for lifting hot lids, or grabbing hot bowls and mugs from the microwave. Make a set of two large ones for removing baking dishes from the oven.
These would make sweet gifts for bakers or teachers not only at Easter but any time of the year. Tuck a few cute baking utensils into the large egg, or use the mini eggs as basket or stocking stuffers.
I chose floral fabrics to match my kitchen tools and also because the fresh Spring colours reminded me of easter eggs. These were so fun to make that I think I need to add a few more to my home! Maybe I will use mine as mug rugs and coasters too.
Grab the pattern, print it, fold all the pages in half & tie together with a piece of ribbon to make a cute little pattern booklet. Start sewing today! Maybe you need to make a few Chocolate Bunnies too?
Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts,