I have decided to make double ended oven mitts as gifts for family friends that spend Christmas Eve with us. We usually host Christmas Eve dinner and we all exchange small gifts with each other as part of the ritual. I know, I know, I have to hurry - time is running out!
I had seen these mitts on Jo's blog and she graciously provided a tutorial on how she makes them. I have a long arm so I thought why wouldn't I quilt my fabric and then cut the pieces as needed? I started with my backing and I layered it with 100% cotton batting and then on top of that I placed a piece of Insul-brite and then finished with the top fabric.
I chose a pantograph called White Clover by Patricia Ritter because I wanted it densely quilted but with a smaller motif and I think it looks quite good. It is a bit stiff but I think that is a result of using the Insul-brite more than anything else.
|marking the end for trimming|
|Molly napping under the tree|