Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Next Mitt

I have made another oven-mitt, this one for my SIL's birthday. I thought it would be a lot quicker than the first one, but alas, due to a couple of silly mistakes, it took me just as long (around 2.5hrs). Firstly, when I was doing the quilting, the fabric on the underside got caught up and I sewed it folded up on itself, and obviously had to unpick. Then when doing the binding, I forgot to add in the hanging loop, and had to unpick. I don't like unpicking!! Oh, and I made my own binding :) It was supposed to be in a red to match the flowers (that I painstakingly picked to make sure it matched exactly) but I didn't dry it in time...

Other than that, I am very happy with this. It is an improvement on the first one. The quilting lines are straighter and evenly spaced, given I took the time to mark them out. I am sad to say that I marked the beginning and end of each line at the edge of the fabric and then used a ruler as a guide while I sewed. A sewing buddy told me a needed I special pen that comes off when you iron. Sounds like a winner to me!

Oh, and I made a matching card :) A subtle way of letting the recipent know that I made the mitt. 


Becky said...

This is a great looking mitt and I LOVE the matching card :)

Karen said...

You can also get a pen that fades away - no washing or ironing required.
Just keep in mind that if you draw up the lines one night and leave it to the morning to sew, they will have faded away!
Love the mitt and the idea of the matching card - nice and subtle.