Quilted Oven Gloves
These quilted oven gloves are a welcome addition to any kitchen and very useful as apractical gift to a friend.To make them you will need:2 rectangles of fabric 17" by 9" (these will even take big hands - for when your partner ishelping with the cooking!)6 squares of fabric 9" by 9" (2 of these can be a backing fabric if you wish - I used black)2 squares of thermal wadding 9" by 9"2 squares of normal wadding 9" by 9"2.1/2" strips of contrasting colour for binding - total requirement about 108"5" strip of contrasting fabric 1.1/2" wide for the loopLay one rectangle with right side down. At eachend, lay one square of thermal wadding then one square of normal wadding then lay the2nd rectangle with right side up. Square up the edges and pin.Lay 2 of the remaining fabric squares right side down and lay the last 2 fabric squares ontop of them with right side up. You should now have one pile of rectangles (with wadding)for the front of the gloves and 2 sets of paired squares for the back of the gloves.
Quilt each set of fabric to hold all the layerstogether. Starting from the centre, I stitched lines along the length of therectangles and then stitched at an angle across the width to make diamondshapes - I'm sure you will all be more imaginative than I was!Cut two 9" lengths of binding (the 2.1/2" strip), fold in half along the length andpress. Place along one edge of each of the squares with the fold towards themiddle and all raw edges together. Sew in place then flip to the other side andhand stitch in place. These squares will cover the back of your hands when youare using the oven gloves.
Place the squares on top of each end of the rectangles with the binding towards the middle