Everyone uses pot holders to prevent burns and many don't think you can improve on something great, but you can! Shaped pot holders are a perfect solution. They make a safe way to handle and pass around hot dishes and the bowl shaped pot holders are perfect for that hot bowl coming out of the microwave.
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Pie Plate Shaped Potholder
There's nothing like a warm apple pie ala mode. This pie plate shaped pot holder will keep your pie warm .. and allow you to transport a warm pie without getting burned.... who could ask for more? This potholder would make a great house warming gift with a new pie plate and nice hot pie to fill the pie plate. Make cloth napkins to match and cover the pie so you complete the gift!
02 of 07
How to Make Your Own Shaped Potholder for Any Dish
We all want our casserole dishes to stay warm and it would be nice if they could be safely passed around the table. Follow these directions and you can easily have a shaped pot holder for all of your casserole dishes. The example shown in these directions is for a green bean casserole dish.
03 of 07
Are you going to a pot luck or a house warming? This may be the perfect way to combine a house warming gift with something warm from the oven. The instructions are for an eight inch by eight inch dish with instructions to make this for any dish.
04 of 07
Make a set for every family on your gift list. These bowl shaped pot holders make removing a hot bowl from the microwave a safe adventure. Imagine no one being burned by that dish of left overs or soup coming out of the microwave!Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
Free Sewing Patterns for Potholders, Oven Mitts and Hot Pads
Safety should always come first! Keep you and your friends safe with homemade pot holders that you know will keep everyone safe. Consider making everything in your kitchen coordinate by making various size potholders in the same fabrics or trimming them to match.
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Which is More Important - Safety or Bargains?
Sure you can buy a pot holder in most dollar stores for a dollar or less, but what happens when you try to pick up a hot dish with that bargain pot holder? You only have to get burned once... or worse yet witness your kids get burned... to realize you can make something much safer than that bargain! Remember that cotton will not melt like polyester or other man made fibers when they are exposed to heat.