Friday, 11 June 2010

Quilted Oven Gloves Tutorial


Have you ever wanted to try quilting, but not felt brave enough to try it on a big quilt?

Try making these oven gloves!


Step One: First of all, you need to make two patchwork pieces. If you wanted to make this a bit quicker, you could just cut two pieces of fabric to the right size and not patchwork it. These will be the main parts of your oven gloves. You might want to model them on a pair of oven gloves you already have, but make sure it is considerably bigger, when you quilt, the fabric tends to shrink. Also, stitch the joins very well; I stitched mine four times!


Step Two: Now that you have your two main pieces, it's time to put them together. Get some thick wadding and cut it to the same size of your main pieces. Make a quilt sandwich and pin with safety pins. It should be pinned so that the right sides of the fabric face out, as shown below. Now, quilt it! Always start from the middle when quilting. I just went crazy with the quilting; you can do it anyway you like! Quilting just holds the fabric together.



Step Three: Now, trim any surplus wadding and do a zig-zag stitch round the edge to keep it all neat and tidy. I went round twice, just to be sure it was secure.


Step Four: Make your gloves now! I did this exactly the same as Step One, only smaller! I did diagonal quilting this time, for variety. Remember to make two. Stitch them to your oven gloves.

Front


Back




Step Five:  Make (or use ready-made) binding for the gloves. Work out how long you need and then sew the ends together. Then pin one side down to your oven gloves and sew around the edge.


Step Six: Then you need to fold over the other edge of your binding and sew it down.


You now have a completed set of quilted oven gloves!


They would make a great house warming gift, or you could keep them for yourself. :)

Go over to Amy's blog by clicking on the button for lots of fantastic ideas!




The Girl Creative

14 comments:

  1. Very cool gloves.

    FYI - your link is broken on Amy's Sew N Tell. Looks like there's an extra 'L'.

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  2. Your oven mitts are just about too pretty to use!

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  3. Adorable Lizzy! I have actually made a king size quilt before. It's unfinished at the moment because I have to drive over an hour to go to my quilting friends house, but these look like something I can do at home. Thanks for sharing, hope all is well with you!

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  4. I'm glad you like them, ladies! Jenna, if you try them I hope you have fun, I know I did!

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  5. Great project! They're too pretty to use at my house:)

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  6. Great post! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Thanks for the tutorial. I'll have to make sure to try this out. YOu can never have to many oven mittens.

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  8. That's ok! If you do, I hope you have fun making them. :)

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  9. What a cute idea! Thank you!

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