Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Oven Mitt Tutorial: Weekend Kitchen Ensemble on Moda Bakeshop

One layer cake of Spirit by Lila Tueller plus a few embellishments and you can change the whole look of your kitchen in one weekend.
You will find the tutorial for the dish towels, potholders and tabe runner on the Moda Bakeshop at midnight tonight.
Here's the bonus tutorial Oven Mitt and sneak peak for you tonight.

Bonus Tutorial: Oven Mitt
1 Layer Cake Moda Spirit by Lila Tueller sku #11430LC
3/4 yard Spirit sku #11436-15 chocolate dots
1 yard of insulbrite
1/4 yard heat n bond lite
coordinating thread
Flip -N-Cut Magic Template Set 3


Flip-N-Cut Magic Templates are definitely magic.
I am amazed at the shear number of combinations you can make with these sets.

Here's how you use them.
First, start by tracing the first half of the template.
Mark the center so that you can align the template when you flip it.
Now it's flipped and the cross is aligned with the center and I continue to trace the flower shape.

Here's the flower.
Easy as that.
Now you need to trace your desired pieces for the oven mitt.
Fuse them the fabric and cut them out.
Applique templates used for the oven mitt:
{2} #3A
{1} #3B
{1} 1" circle

Oven Mitt

Cut 4 chocolate dot fabric at least 15" X 12"
{2 for each side of the oven mitt}
Cut 4 insulbrite batting at least 15" X 12"
{2 for each side of the oven mitt}
3 flower appliques
15" of binding

Layer a chocolate dot right side down, 2 insulbrite pieces and then a chocolate dot fabric right side up as shown.
Quilt this fabric sandwich with diagonal lines 1 1/4" apart as shown.
This is bulky and will make one side of the oven mitt.
Repeat for the other side of the oven mitt.

The pdf can also be found here or Click on the picture to print.

Using the oven mitt template cut 2 sides of the mitt as shown.

Zig zag or serge the edges.

Iron on your chosen appliques to one side of the mitt.
Buttonhole stitch the appliques to secure.
Make your 15" of binding if you haven't already.
Attach the binding to each side of the oven mitt with your sewing machine.
I do not recommend hand sewing the binding.
Next, lay the oven mitt sides right sides together and sew around the outer edge.
Be careful at the binding edges since there is significant bulk. 
I would use a 1/2" seam allowance. Yes 1/2" even though you added 1" to the pattern.
This will help with turning.
Carefully turn out the oven mitt through the arm opening.
One coordinated oven mitt!!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to leave me a comment. 
Happy Weekend Sewing :)


Linda said...

Thanks for the early tip.. When do you find the time for all these neat tutorials?

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Darling Vickie! :) I can't wait to see it all!!

WoolenSails said...

I have never been a mitt person, maybe that is why I burn myself too much;) I do like making pot holders and bought some of the special heat proof batting, so I should make some more.


SandyN said...

Wow Vicki, so cute!!!

I have never seen the template set before. I wonder if you can get them in Autralia.

Thanks for sharing such cute projects

Sandy N

Katie B said...

Very cute tutorial, Vickie! Where do you buy the Insulbrite?

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Awesome idea! These would make great gifts.

Don't work too hard,

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

CUTE!! Great gift ideas. Now I'm going to MBS to check out the rest.

My name is Sarah said...

It was so nice to meet you today Vickie. I hope to see you again soon.

Micki said...

I love the tutorial and I will have to get that product for the flowers...neat!