These quilted oven gloves are a welcome addition to any kitchen and very useful as a practical gift to a friend.
two rectangles of fabric 36″ by 9″ (these will even take big hands – for when your partner is helping with the cooking!)
four 9″ squares – two of these can be backing fabric
two 9″ squares of normal wadding, two 9″ squares of thermal wadding
two 2.1/2″ strips of contrasting fabric for binding – total requirements about 108″
5″ by 1.1/2″ stips for the loop
Making the hand pads for the oven gloves
Lay one rectangle with right side down. At each end lay one square of thermal wadding then one square of normal wadding. Finish with the second rectangle with right side up. Square up the edges and pin.
Lay two of the fabric squares right side down and the last two fabric squares on top of them with right side up. You should now have one pile of rectangles (with wadding) for the front of the gloves and two sets of paired squares for the back of the gloves.
Quilt each set of fabric to hold all the layers together. Beginning in the centre, I stitched lines along the length of the rectangles and then stitched at an angle across the width to make diamond shapes – I’m sure you will be more imaginative than I was!
Bind the hand pads for the oven gloves
Cut two 9″ lengths of binding (the 2.1/2″ strip), fold in half along the length and press. Place along one edge of each of the squares with the fold towards the middle and all raw edges together. Sew in place then flip to the other side and hand stitch in place. These squares will cover the back of your hands when you are using the oven gloves.
Place the squares on top of each end of the rectangles with the binding towards the middle as shown. Using a plate mark a curve at the corners and cut the corners off to create a mitten shape.
Making the loop for the oven gloves
Using the 5″ strip of 1.1/2″ fabric, fold the raw edges in towards the middle and then fold the whole strip in half along the length. Stitch along the length. This is the loop from which to hang the oven gloves.
Place the two ends of the loop in line with the raw edge of the side of the oven gloves. Choose a place in the centre between the two handpieces. Pin in place.
Bind the oven gloves
Press the 2.1/2″ strip for the binding in half along its length. If necessary join two strips together to give the overall length (about 90″). Place this strip around the entire outer edge of the oven gloves, with the fold towards the middle and all raw edges together. Sew in place. Take it gently round the curves and ease the fabric to give a smooth curve. Don’t worry if the binding appears a little wavy on the curves: the slack will be taken up when you flip the binding and slipstitch it to the other side. Make sure the binding passes over the top of the loop – you should have oven glove, loop, binding. That way the raw edges of the loop will be protected inside the binding.
That completes the oven gloves pattern – a welcome addition to any kitchen.
You can find more detailed instructions for binding at quilt binding.