Make it yourself: Quilted BBQ or Oven Mitt

It’s BBQ Season and here is a fun project to create that perfect quilted BBQ or Oven Mitt for grilling outdoors or cooking indoors.  I can hardly wait until it is grilling season, I just think everything tastes better on the grill.  We do the usual things as well as veggies, roasts and even pizzas.

This mitt is pieced together and then quilted and sewn.  I used this adorable kitchen print that I found and think it is perfect for this sewing project.  I also added some color coordinated scraps that pulled out all the fun blues and purples.  I am also included a free pattern for the mitt.  You can easily stitch these up in an afternoon.

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what you will need:

  • 1/4 yd Kitchen cotton print fabric
  • Scraps of coordinating cotton scraps (1 1/2″ x 9″)
  • 1/4 yd light gray cotton fabric
  • 1/2 yd batting (cotton or 80/20 is best)
  • 1 yd Insul-Bright insulated lining
  • 1/2 yd white cotton muslin
  • Coordinating Thread
  • Walking foot (optional)

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This will make 2 mitts.

what you will need to do:

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Print out my free Mitt pattern and tape it together.  Overlap the pieces and align with the dotted lines.

Cut your fabric

  •  Cut 4 – 9″ x 9″ from kitchen print
  •  Cut 4 – 4″ x 8″ from light gray fabric
  •  Cut 2 – 2 1/2″ x 15″ from light gray for binding
  •  Cut 7 – 2″ x 9″ from scraps of coordinating fabrics
  •  Cut 4 – 9″ x 14″ from muslin
  •  Cut 4 – 9″ x 14″ from Batting
  •  Cut 8 – 9″ x 14″ from Insul-Bright

Sew the Mitt

Please use a 1/4″ seam allowance.

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  1.  Arrange your scrappy strips in a pleasing lineup and stitch them together.SONY DSC
  2. Iron the seams.  Cut across the strips at 2″ intervals.  Cut four 2″ strips.SONY DSC
  3. With right sides together, stitch the scrappy strip to one side of the grey rectangles.  Do this for all four pieces.SONY DSC
  4. Iron the strip.SONY DSC
  5. Center the pieced strip with the kitchen print.  There will be 1/2″ extra on each side.  Stitch them together and complete for all four pieces.  Iron.SONY DSC
  6. Layer your quilt sandwich.  Place muslin, then batting, then the Insul-Bright with the shiny side up, then your pieced mitt fabric. Update:  Use 2 layers of Insul-Bright.  You need the extra protection if something is very hot.SONY DSC
  7. With a washable fabric marker, mark your quilt lines.  I used straight line quilt lines.  I put on my walking foot to keep the layers together and used a 4.0mm stitch length.  Quilt your fabric.SONY DSC
  8. Here is how I quilted it.  Just simple straight lines.SONY DSC
  9. Take your mitt pattern and position it even with the bottom of the quilted mitt fabric.  Move it around until it looks good and cut it out.
  10. NOTE:  You will need to cut 2 mitts right side up, then TURN OVER THE PATTERN and cut two more the opposite direction.  This will make two fronts and backs.SONY DSC
  11. Put two mitts, right sides together and pin.SONY DSC
  12. Zig Zag around the edge of the mitt leaving the bottom open.SONY DSC
  13. Then straight stitch all around the mitt at about 1/4″ away from the edge or just on the inside of the zig zag stitching.SONY DSC
  14. Iron the binding in half lengthwise.  Matching raw edges, sew on the binding to the bottom of the mitt.  If you have a freearm sewing machine, it comes in handy to stitch this on.  Use your favorite way to add binding.SONY DSC
  15. Once you have stitched it on, fold the edge to the inside.  I then folded down the bottom like a cuff to make it easer to whip stitch the binding in place.  Complete for both mitts and you are finished.SONY DSC