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Easy to Make Table Protectors by Mary Wilkins

Hot pots and casserole dishes will be no worry with these on your table. As long as you have a sewing machine, this project is simple, inexpensive and takes almost no time to make. Mary said it only took her about 15 minutes, but then she is the sewing expert.
Supplies: buy or make a circle of pressed wood, 1/8 inch thick terry cloth (meaning old towels) small piece of decorator fabric Mary says these are some of the handiest and most used articles in her kitchen.

Instructions: Cut 3 layers of terry cloth (meaning old towels) the exact shape of the pressed wood circle. Now cut your decorator fabric about 2 inches larger than the terry cloth all the way around. Stitch a line around the outside edge of your decorator fabric with your needle tension tightened. This causes the decorator fabric to naturally curl. Place 3 layers of toweling on pressed wood disc. Now press under 1/2" on decorator fabric and stitch. Draw elastic or cord through the casing and pull up until it is snug on the back of the wood. Tie cord or stitch ends of elastic together securely. It's as simple as that. Place your hot casserole dish on this the next time you serve dinner. Co-ordinate your fabrics with the rest of your kitchen and you have an attractive, useful item.

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Comment by Freddie G Beasley on May 21, 2009 at 7:16pm
I have enjoyed this site for many years, glad to know its still around.
Comment by Ruthie Peterburg on May 20, 2009 at 11:34am
Thank you, love the idea.
Comment by migdalia on May 19, 2009 at 8:11am
thanks, good idea.

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