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Homemade Oven Mitts

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Hello there my favorite peeps! I joined Crafty Gemini’s Crafters on Facebook the other day and found a tutorial for oven mitts. After watching the tutorial I decided to give it a try. As I began quilting the oven mitt I had issues with the fabric puckering and decided to start over. So I made a quilt sandwich and did not have any issues with the fabric puckering. I did make some changes myself such as, making a quilt sandwich, added 100% cotton batting between the two pieces of fabric. I placed the  oven mitt pattern on top of the quilted sandwich and cut the pattern out. Added some bias tape at the bottom of the oven mitt. These oven mitts are easy peasy to make and excellent for a gift too.

Feel free to leave a comment or share any ideas.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting!

Sharon

 

Quilting

Finished Quilt

Hi everyone! Wow it has been a while since I have posted anything. For the last few months I have not been feeling to well. So, I finally made a doctors appointment and found out why I was not feeling so good. I will be having surgery on the 21st of August and will be so glad to get it behind me. In the meantime, I did get the quilt finished from the quilt along over at Crafty Gemini. If you ever get the chance be sure to try out a quilt along online because you will have alot of fun!

Happy quilting,

Sharon

Quilting

Quilt Sashing

As most of you probably know, I have participated in a quilt-along over at Crafty Gemini. Well, I finally finished the sashing on the quilt and I like the way it turned out.  I decided to use the brown since I had so much of it and will use it for the backing as well. For this quilt I used what fabric I had on hand and it was a bit of a challenge.

When applying the sashing to the center of the quilt top. I ran into a slight issue. I measured the center and came up with 56″ inches and my fabric was only 44″ inches wide. So I had a yard and 1/2 and just cut the width of the fabric instead of the length and it came out fine. If you do not have enough fabric you can piece the sashing together to make one long strip.  Next, I will be assembling the quilt top layers such as the backing,batting and the quilt top which is known as the “quilt sandwich”.

I hope everyone has a great week and happy quilting!

Sharon

Quilting

Quilt Blocks

Happy Friday everyone! Can’t believe the weekend is almost here. So, what are your plans this weekend? I am attending a sew-in Saturday to help make pillowcases for the Conkerr Cancer Tampa Bay. Some of you may already know but, I have chosen this charity for this year.

Moving along, I received several emails asking if I would post the ten blocks that I have completed for the quilt along. Keep in mind that I still have two more blocks to complete before putting the quilt together. It is such a pretty day here in Tampa so, thought I would take a picture of the blocks outside. Enjoy the picture and I will see ya’ll next week!