46 responses to Name that Amish item
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    Galen Grote
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 06:37)

    Is it an Amish Buggy quilt for riding in cold weather?

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    Marilyn Swanson
    Comment on name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 06:47)

    name that Amish item

    Is it to wrap around food to keep it warm?

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    Theresa
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 06:50)

    Is it a large placemat?

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    Marjorie
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 06:54)

    Is it a baby diaper?

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    Jessica
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 06:57)

    That appears to be the bottom of it. What does the other side look like? I was guessing either a place mat or a thing to sit a warm dish on so it doesn’t hurt the counter/table.

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    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 06:58)

    Is it a bench pad to sit on during church?

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    Lee Ann
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 07:12)

    First thought it might be a game of some sort. I’ve made checker boards with fabric before, but as you say its the same on the other side, it can’t be.

    Its gotta be a cover for food to keep it warm.

    Animal pad to sit on in the house? About the right size for a cat or small dog to sit or lay on.

    Not big enough for a lap quilt for the buggy.

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    viggie
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 07:12)

    Changing pad?

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    sharoin calwy
    Comment on pad (September 30th, 2011 at 07:13)

    pad

    I am with Claudia, I immediately thought of a pad to sit on during the loooong church service.

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    Pam
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 07:14)

    Looks like a placemat to me

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    Lenise
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 07:15)

    Is it a pad to sit on a rocker with

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    Char
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 07:15)

    I was thinking a changing pad for a baby, but Viggie said it first.

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    Trudy Biccum
    Comment on Comment on Name that Amish item ( 9/30/11 ) (September 30th, 2011 at 07:30)

    Comment on Name that Amish item ( 9/30/11 )

    My first thought was that it had something to do with quilting. My second is that it might be used to wrap items for a picnic.

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    Stephanie Rollins
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 07:32)

    an Amish changing pad for babies?

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    Forest
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 07:41)

    Looks like a small lap robe for the winter. Or a very plain crib quilt. Made me think of a saddle blanket, except I don’t know too many Amish who ride.

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    Osiah Horst
    Comment on Hot Pad (September 30th, 2011 at 07:41)

    Hot Pad

    My guess is that Jessica is correct. We call it a hot pad. It is very common at Amish and Mennonite craft stores and is used in every home. My maiden aunt used to knit them to give away to her many nieces and nephews and my father-in-law did spool knitting for a pastime in his later years. The knitting was then sewn together to make hot pads. My 91 year old mother pieces hot pads and quilts them. My niece sells them are her dry goods store. A few clues: if it were a pad to sit on in church, it would be black. If an Amish or Mennonite crafter makes place mats, they are almost always for sale to “English”.

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    daniel griego
    Comment on buggy floor matt (September 30th, 2011 at 07:42)

    buggy floor matt

    Actually it looks like a casserole pad like something you could set your hot casserole dish on or use it yo carry your hot casserole dish on your lap with. Or its a buggy floor mat

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    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 07:43)

    It looks like one of those things that goes between the horse and its saddle. I really have no idea though – I think it definitely has multiple uses. 😀

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    Doris Scheibel
    Comment on Name that Amish Item (September 30th, 2011 at 07:45)

    Name that Amish Item

    Is it some sort of organizer.

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    Marjorie
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 08:00)

    Could it be a lap mat for holding a plate of food?

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    jen
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 08:03)

    A pillow cover? looks like the set I bought @ amish Acres..

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    Vivian Stadley
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 08:21)

    A quilt for a doll cradle

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    Eugenia
    Comment on Comment on Name that Amish Title (September 30th, 2011 at 08:29)

    Comment on Name that Amish Title

    A lap robe.

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    Shelly Murphy
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 08:34)

    It looks like my tabletop ironing pad I use for quilting.

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    Naomi
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 08:39)

    A mat for a lamp?

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    Mary Beth
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 09:02)

    Name that Amish item

    Looks like a changing pad to me too.

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    Comment on Joining the line at the end , , , , (September 30th, 2011 at 09:59)

    Joining the line at the end , , , ,

    Definitely a pad to protect the table from a hot casserole.

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    Marilyn fron New York
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 10:08)

    I would say it is a chair or seat warmer or softner. Something that would make it easier of your fanny. I tried to think of something no one else had guessed.

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    Cherie Kreutziger
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 10:46)

    Is it a lap-robe for riding in the buggy?

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    Tom-GA
    Comment on name that amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 11:09)

    name that amish item

    could it be a mattress pad for a crib?

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on ??? (September 30th, 2011 at 11:25)

    ???

    Maybe it’s what you wrap hot bricks in that you use to keep your feet warm in the buggy?

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    Karen Pollard
    Comment on What is this? (September 30th, 2011 at 11:33)

    What is this?

    I think it’s a changing pad to take with you when you have a baby. Then you don’t have to lay them down somewhere dirty to change a diaper.
    Even if it isn’t that, it would work as one! LOL

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    Jane Thompson
    Comment on The PAD (September 30th, 2011 at 11:35)

    The PAD

    It’s made like a placemat, but too large, so I’d guess it’s a hot pad for assorted dishes when serving a crowd.
    It would be too hard to keep clean for a changing pad, and doesn’t look like the right shape for a crib pad, etc.
    I’d love to see more pictures of things you saw in Adams County!

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    Diane Paulson
    Comment on Well . . . (September 30th, 2011 at 11:50)

    Well . . .

    I say a hot pad. By the way, any of you from near San Jose, California? Is any body out here into the Amish, or is it just me?

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      Comment on Responding to Diane Paulsen (September 30th, 2011 at 15:21)

      Responding to Diane Paulsen

      Hi Diane,
      I am in California, not very close to San Jose though – way up north by Mt. Shasta. I am very interested in the Amish folks and actually have a business relationship and friendship with an Amish company in Lancaster County PA.
      I find Erik’s blog to be very interesting and helpful, and the photos are beautiful. I also read his book “Success Made Simple” and recommend it to anyone who has a business or plans to start one.
      Margie

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    Dena
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 12:39)

    Baby changing mat?

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    Melissa
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 12:46)

    Being a mother of 4, my first thought was a baby’s changing pad. But I’ve seen hot pads that look like that too. Ummm…I’m going with…hot pad.

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    Gisa
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 13:09)

    It could also make a nice dust covering for a laptop.

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    Comment on We have a winner (September 30th, 2011 at 14:00)

    We have a winner

    Checking in, and looks like we have a winner! (and quick! :) ) I did enjoy reading the different answers, and truth be told, since this is a simple item it could probably perform more than one function.

    But I bought it as advertised–as a baby-changing mat (“keeps your quilt clean”). Though since I don’t have any babies to change at the moment, I may just take one of these other suggestions and put it to a totally different use :)

    Marjorie was close early on, with “baby diaper”, but it looks like the first responder to get it 100% right was Viggie with “changing pad” (and looks like a number of you had the same idea). Congrats Viggie, if you send an address to my email I’ll get your Connection issue out to you.

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    Marjorie
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 14:20)

    Good going Viggie, this was fun. Congratualations.

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    Marilyn fron New York
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 18:14)

    Congratulations Viggie.
    Marilyn

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    Slightly-handled-Order-man
    Comment on Name that Amish item (September 30th, 2011 at 20:40)

    Congrats to the winner, and that does make sense! I guessed in my head that it was for sitting either in a buggy or at church.
    I saw a photographer using something that looked a little like that last summer (2010) to protect his/her knees, completely homemade

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    Lissa Holder
    Comment on Name that Amish item (October 1st, 2011 at 17:21)

    Congrats Viggie!!

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    Matthew
    Comment on Name that Amish item (October 2nd, 2011 at 19:09)

    Preparing for the future, huh, Erik? :-)

    Congrats to the winner. I would have guessed baked potato bag.

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      Comment on Name that Amish item (October 4th, 2011 at 10:23)

      Matthew, it’s always good to be prepared!

      I like your idea of baked potato bag. Really, a changing pad like this one has endless uses, I think :)

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