And now…. the moment you have all been waiting for!


Baking season is arriving very soon, and what better way to start off creating all those delicious goodies than with a brand new pair of Potholders and Oven Mitts?

Yup, you read that right. Participants are making 2 (TWO) potholders/oven mitts for their partner!

All paid participants will receive my Hollyhocks Potholder pattern. You do not need to make this pattern for your partner.

This is a great pattern for anyone who has never paper pieced before. I’ve included step by step paper piecing instructions with diagrams! Also, step by step binding instructions for anyone who hasn’t put binding on a non-90 degree angle before. There are a lot of diagrams….seriously…. a lot.

Want the pattern, but don’t want to be in the SWAP? That’s okay! The pattern will be available at Shoppe Lovingly Lissa


I am so excited to announce that Hancock’s of Paducah will be sponsoring this SWAP!!! If you post by the deadlines using the #potholderswap2021 and #lovinglylissaswaps hashtags you will be entered. No worries if you live outside the United States, because I will substitute a $15 gift card to a local quilt shop for you. Winners are chosen by a random number generator.

For more details on the Swap head over to the SWAP INFO PAGE.

There are a myriad of potholder and oven mitt patterns out there in the big wide world. But to get you started with some ideas a few Pattern Designer Friends of mine have sent me the links to their patterns and tutorials.

First, let’s start with some cute oven mitts for your small helpers. These toddler oven mitts from Geeky Bobbin are too cute! It’s the kind of thing that makes me wish my kids were still little (and that doesn’t happen often).

Here are some awesome tutorials…

Bobbin in Quilts has a great photo tutorial for these potholders.

And here is a beautiful folded star potholder from Patchwork and Poodles.

Want a potholder with pockets? Check out Ameroonie Designs for this tutorial and more! She has several potholder tutorials available.

Have you wanted to learn Quilt as You Go? Here is your opportunity from Confessions of a Homeschooler.

And you absolutely cannot go wrong with these adorable Cupcake Potholders from Blossom Heart Quilts.

So how about it? Are you ready to join the swap? Early sign ups are available to newsletter subscribers (sign up below) starting Friday, September 23rd. It will open for everyone on Monday the 27th.

Happy Swapping!!

Lovingly, Lissa

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