Making Your Mitt

To make the scrappy centre piece. Cut a 6cm strip of 3 or 4 different fabrics and then cut these into various widths. Lay them randomly in a row and stitch them together using a small 0.5cm seam allowance. The multi strip should be 22cm long. Press the seams to one side, give it a good press.


Pin the striped piece to the two front side pieces, remembering to place the right sides together. Sew with a 0.5cm seam allowance. Press the seam to one side. 


Layer up the lining, insulated batting and front making sure you have the batting sandwiched between the outer and inner layer.

Pin with curved safety pins if you have them. If you have a walking foot for your machine use this to quilt the layers together. We used straight lines and used the edge of the walking foot as a guide but you can draw in the quilting lines with chalk before you sew. Use a much longer stitch length to help with the thick layers. You should have two quilted squares. 


Cut 25cm x 2 off your binding and use this to bind one side of a quilted square (the side that will be open). Fold the binding in half lengthwise to the wrong side and press. Pin to the lining side of the square lining up the raw edges.

Stitch using the edge of your presser foot as a guide. Fold over the neat edge of the binding to the right side and stitch so that you cover the first row of stitching. Do the same with the other quilted square.


Place the quilted squares, wrong sides together. If you like, machine baste with a scant seam.

Take the long piece of binding and fold over the short end to the wrong side by 1cm and press.

Fold the binding in half lengthwise to the wrong side and press.

Place the binding on the right side of the mitt so that it overhangs the edge by 1.5cm, fold the overhanging end to the wrong side of the mitt and pin.

Stitching the binding using the edge of the foot as a guide. To create a mitred corner- stop 0.5cm away from the end, ensure your needle is down in the fabric, lift your presser foot and pivot 45 degrees, lower your presser foot and sew off into the point of the corner. Fold back the binding and finger press along the angle that you created (the binding should be perpendicular to the sewn binding).

Fold the binding back on itself and along the next raw edge of the mitt and sew in place. Do the same with the next corner.

When you get to the end of the third side, sew to the edge of the wadding. You should have a long tail of binding, leave this until later.

Fold over the binding to the wrong side and slip stitch in place- start at the folded binding edge- tuck in any raw edge. When it comes to the corner, stitch to the end of one side and fold over the next side to stitch (pin the corners if it makes it easier).


To finish the long tail end, pin so all the raw edges are enclosed. Edge stitch along the tail length. Fold over the tail so that you have a 7cm loop, tuck the raw end in and stitch across the binding at the folded edge and just past the raw end so that the raw end is enclosed. 

This trivet mitt can be used as a trivet for hot pans or used as an oven mitt. 

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