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Friday, January 29, 2010

I love a fast project!

About an hour ago I was cleaning up in the kitchen and as I was putting things away I noticed what horrible shape my oven mitts were getting into!  Your know, the singed edges, spills and stains they acquire?  (sorry, you are not going to see before pictures!) I remembered that Jenny's January Challenge is using a tea towels to make something.
So, using just 1 tea towel, I made covers for both oven mitts!

I made a paper template of my oven mitt, added seam allowances (1/4"), folded the tea towel into quarters, pinned my template on, and taking advantage of the already finished towel edges, cut out all four pieces at one.  Matched them up right sides together, sewed and finished my edges, clipped turned and pressed, and slipped them over my "seen better days" oven mitts, and voila
1 hour oven mitts!
These would be very easy to embellish, and so quick to make you can have a different design for everyday if you wanted!  Slip them off and throw them in the washing machine and you'll never end up with those awful grungy oven mitts again!

Happy quilting!

9 comments:

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Wow! That's brilliant Janet!
I think I'll give one a try myself!

Beth said...

Great idea. I was just noticing that my mitt was pretty tacky looking, but it is my favorite and now I can give it a facelift.
Thanks! Beth

Rachel said...

Great idea - and instant gratification! Perfect!

What Comes Next? said...

Hi Beth - make sure you show me a picture if you do decide to make one!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic Janet ...they sound so quick and easy...well done on anther finish....Peg OPAM 2010

Klarafina said...

What a great idea to use tea towels! I love the oven mittens :)

Christine said...

Great project!! :) Christine

PatchworkPottery said...

Fantastic! My oven mitts need an over haul too! I love the fabric you chose :o)

aubirdwoman said...

fabulous.... and imagine in Christmas Fabrics...great presents