Sabrina Potholder

Tonight I’m going to the Central Cinema to see Sabrina, which is one of my favorite Audrey Hepburn movies. Central Cinema is a small theater with booths instead of seats, where you can watch a movie while also having drinks and dinner. As a little surprise for my companions (my daughter and my son’s girlfriend), I put together two small gift bags with a homemade potholder and a little bag of a gummi eggs.


This short clip is the egg scene from Sabrina.

In case you would like to make your own Sabrina potholder, I have added my image below. The yoke was machine appliquéd onto a piece of white canvas fabric, and the text was embroidered with 3 strands of black floss using stem stitch and two French knots (Century Gothic is a great font to use for simple embroidered letters). Next, I sandwiched two scraps of batting between the embroidered front and plain canvas back, and machine quilted straight lines between the lines of text. The bias binding is a tiny black/white check. My potholder is 7 1/4″ square — click image to enlarge to full size.


Now I want to make more movie food quote potholders. I’m thinking “Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.” Any other suggestions?

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