Sunday, 13 March 2011

Lovely toaster fabric!

When I asked my brother what he'd like as a present, he said he wanted some Cookies In A Jar.  I'd made each family member a jar last Christmas and they went down a storm.  I decided that that wasn't enough for a present, so decided to make him some oven gloves.



I used this pattern here.  I'd bought a small bundle of these Kitchen Metro (I think that's the name) fabrics, just fat 1/8s and immediately knew I wanted to use them.

(rubbish photos - sorry!)

There wasn't enough fabric to use it for the whole oven glove, so I decided to do stripes, using some red fabric I'd picked up in Ikea for £3 a metre!


I used two different fabrics for the front of the mitts.  The pattern is great, really easy to follow.


I'm wondering if I should have quilted them, my oven gloves are all quilted.  It was sewn wrong sides together and then turned, can you still quilt if you use this method?

We finally have a dining room table!  Expect to see table mats / table runner / table cloth / seat cushion projects coming soon!

9 comments:

Tezzcan said...

Very Cool.

Nancy Lee said...

Wendy, well done. I love the fabric! You can quilt oven mitts. I have generally quilted the "good" side to the thermal batting, proceeded with attaching the lining to the quilted fabric, and then turned the whole mess. It is bulky and requires the use of a canvass/denim needle because of the thickness. The table mats presented in Sew Pretty Homestyle by Tone Finnanger are easy and a nice hand quilting project.

Allie said...

Those are wonderful - I love those fabrics! Let's see - you'd be able to quilt one side of them, you'd have to quilt the top with the batting before you added the other part and turned it. If you wanted to quilt both sides, you'd add batting to both pieces, and quilt them, then put them together.

Sandra :) said...

That's a great oven mitt - the fabric is a hoot!

Shelley said...

I love that fabric! Very cute idea!!

Joysze said...

Super cute mitts!

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

Great tutorial! You.ve inspired me to say rubbish more often :)--connie, measuredbytheheart.blogspot.com

Pam said...

What do you use for batting inside potholders? Using the fabric in stripes works well... there's something about the colours that's very pleasing to the eye.

Pam said...

You've just answered my question in the next pot holders post. Thanks for linking up your projects. I'm enjoying catching up on ones I've missed.