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Madras Plaid Oven Mitts

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Category Sewing
Style Cute, Casual
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Skip to my Lou Oven Mitt

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What materials did you use? printed madras plaid cotton quilting fabric from Walmart. Pink broadcloth for lining. Insul-brite heat resistant insulation. Cream Rose cotton needled batting. Extra wide double fold bias tape.

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What are you most proud of? The diamond quilting on the mitts was an extra step - 20 lines of stitching on each side of each mitt!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The pattern calls for 1 layer of Insul-brite on each side of the mitt. The manufacturer of Insul-Brite recommends using at least one layer of cotton batting in addition to the Insul-Brite to provide enough insulation from heat. The Insul-Brite layer should be on the side closest to the heat source, so I made the quilt sandwich for each side by laying down 1 layer of pink broadcloth for lining, one layer of Cream Rose batting, one layer of Insul-Brite, then one layer of my plaid fabric. I secured the layers together for quilting using Dritz temporary spray adhesive. After quilting, I pinned together my quilt sandwiches with the lining fabric out. I marked the oven mitt shape on one side, and cut only the cuff end. I applied the bias tape to each cuff end before seaming the oven mitt together. I seamed around the mitt shape with straight stitch using my walking foot, then went back and zigzagged around again just touching the outline of the straight seam. then I cut the mitt out as close to the stitching as I could, and turned it. You may get some puckering where the thumb joins the mitt. I found I could minimize this by stitching a tight curve in this corner, rather than the tight straight lines indicated by the pattern.

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