Oops, forgot to take the slab's photo before cutting into it!
This was so much fun! Until the final turning and stitching down the last little bit, when the thickness of the mitt precluded finishing on the Singer 201 as it would not fit under the presser foot. Using the Janome had issues of its own, as there is very little room between the built-in even feed foot mechanism and the base of the machine to stitch around the small circumference of the wrist. But it's finished, and I love how it turned out!
The lining is a soft homespun stripe with a layer of Insul-Bright loosely quilted to the palm side of the mitt. Both sides of the outer layer are quilted to a layer of the felted wool blanket. I'm pretty sure the heat won't penetrate through all those layers!
This prototype is actually a hostess gift for an upcoming dinner at my SIL's home. She is also a quilter and her specialty is extremely intricate Halloween quilts! I know she'll love the colors, fallish yet not screaming Halloween or pumpkins. Now, to replace my oven mitt before I need one again, then on to pot holders, the newest ones are from my late mom's kitchen - probably 40 years old at least. Make-do, use-it-up, wear-it-out in the extreme!
It is lovely. Congratulations on finishing this tough project. The edge at the wrist looks so thick. It wouldn't fit under my machine's needle neither, I'm sure. ;^)
The mitt is beautoful, what a fun idea, but I too know it wouldn't fit under my machine foot.
I d love to see your SIL's intricate Halloween quilts, does she make them year round?
That's incredible. The Mitt is lovely and will make baking that much more fun.
Pretty nifty! Bet it saves someone lots of burns too! ---"Love"
WOW!! So beautiful and perfect..me thinks she'll love it!! I know I do!
What a lovely hot pad glove! So much nicer than the purchased ones. Happy Stitching!
Oh my gosh. That is adorable! A perfect October project too.
Sunday fun, for sure! It will be fun to use, but it's so beautiful I would almost hate to mess it up.
super cute, fun and useful!
What a fun idea! Love the fabrics!
The beauty of having a big scrap bin is having materials on hand to make new ones when needed. Now I wonder why it's taken me so long to replace the old tattered pot holders!
With that much padding, it better be 'burn-proof' to hands and fingers!
What a nice make! Practical. And best of all, you figured out the pattern for yourself. I love how you made it all work. It's a great gift. Of course, being orange doesn't hurt a bit! :-)
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