Mom made me oven mitts

Look what my mom, AKA Grandma G, just mailed me: oven mitts made from my fabric! When she suggested the project was so easy I could make them myself, I refused and begged her to do it since things are more special when made by one's mommy. (That depends on the mommy, I suppose, but I happen to like mine and she's an excellent sewer.)

If you want to make a pair, see Mum's notes:

"I combined a couple of tutorials to make these oven mitts. I used the pattern and most of the instructions from Skip to my Lou. I liked her suggestion of cutting everything into rectangles first and then doing the quilting before cutting out the mitt shape. It worked very well.

Like savvyseams.com, I tried the idea of stitching the mitt together only halfway around before attaching the seam binding. I think that made it a little easier to sew the binding on without having to work inside the small circle formed by sewing the entire mitt together first.

The only thing I would do differently next time would be to finish the seams (I zigzagged them) before sewing the two mitt halves together. I did it after sewing them, and it made for a bulkier edge to sew on, plus I couldn't sew all the way to the end of the one seam where the binding went on because it was pressed open at that point. I used an overcast stitch to sew those ends by hand to prevent raveling.

Both tutorials were easy to follow, and probably the hardest part of the whole project was turning the thumbs right side out when they were finished."

Each mitt is lined with a layer of Insul-Bright and a layer of Warm & Natural batting, available at Jo-Ann Fabrics.
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