February 24 ~ FQ Project of the Day

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Oven Mitts & Pot Holders
Oven Mitt by Linda, lindamade

Linda shows how she made her oven mitts with vintage cocktail napkins. Make several for hostess gifts or to match your patchwork towels.

Other oven mitts/ pot holders we love. For related tutorials try here (via Design Sponge), here, here and here.

Share your oven mitt link in the comments below, or point us all to related tutorials and inspiration.

Have some fun with Fat Quarters! We’re giving away fat quarter packs all month long. Comment anytime this week to win one of 8 fat quarter packs (6 fat quarters per pack). This week’s FQ giveaway pack prints are predominantly… Green!

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123 Responses to February 24 ~ FQ Project of the Day

  1. suzanne says:

    I’m so inspired. Just came home from visiting daughters family and burned her best hot mitt. Mom sure needs to make a replacement or two :)

  2. Tracy says:

    FYI – blog link has changed for the pot holders- http://www.lindamade.com/wordpress/2007/08/hot-stuff-patchwork-oven-mitts/

    Happy stitching!

  3. Natty says:

    Awesome, I need to make some of these!!!

  4. kathy sutton says:

    what a wonderful array of pot holders to choose from must make some for my friends and me as I hate my current potholders!

  5. Lisa says:

    Good idea for a quilt block with no home yet…great project for this weekend.

  6. April says:

    Thanks for the info, I need some new potholders and this would be a great way to use up some stash

  7. Laura says:

    I definitely could use some of these.

  8. Ali says:

    This was my Christmas gift for everyone this last year – you can always use more potholders!

  9. MamaBee says:

    Ooh, perfect timing! I desperately need to make some new potholders.

  10. Toby says:

    oh fun idea!

  11. naomig says:

    These are adorable… I have some I’m working on right now, but I really like this pattern better. Next time I’m using these ones. Very cute!

  12. Lolly Busey says:

    I never thought about making potholders! That would be super fun project…I will have to take a look at the tutorials.
    Thanks!

  13. Thanita says:

    This is awesome. I still have my fall season oven mitts up…from the fall of 2007!!! Ugh! Time to get sewing!

  14. michele m says:

    I love THIS pattern for fingertip oven mitts.
    http://www.getcreativeshow.com/seminars/fingermitts.htm
    have made a few pairs for me and friends and they all say that is all they use now.

  15. Finnysmama says:

    After napkins… hot pads!

  16. Stacy says:

    great project!

  17. Heather A says:

    How did you know I’m always in need of pot holders? Too perfect!

  18. Erin says:

    I think rockin’ potholders are one of the best gifts ever. So useful and way better than most you find in stores. These are great!

  19. Rachael M says:

    Good idea! I will have some left overs from the fabric I just bought to make my kitchen curtains.

  20. missweb says:

    Perfect Christmas gift for my MIL for next year. Thanks for the idea!!!

  21. Susan says:

    What a great idea to use napkins or towels for these cute potholders!

  22. Cheryl says:

    I like that she didn’t use binding, makes the project quicker to go! I’ll be trying some of these myself!

  23. Mariana says:

    Lovely!! for my new home!!**

  24. Peta-Jane says:

    What a cute and useful idea ! I do need to make some more as my old, ratty ones were thrown out in a kitchen clean-out….(thanks hubby dear !!).
    And since pink and green are my favourite colurs thatfat 1/4 bundle would come in very handy !!!

  25. Sarah Lee says:

    love the design sponge tutorial!

  26. Libby says:

    A lovely way to brighten up the kitchen.

  27. moiraeknittoo says:

    I love these posts. They give me so many ideas on how to use some of the fabric I have in fairly simple and easy projects!

  28. Melissa says:

    I want to make oven mitts for my kids’ play kitchen– I’ll have to check out all the tutorials! :)

  29. Amorette says:

    i need some of these! great to have things that are useful everyday on this list.

  30. Liz says:

    oh MAN i need to make these! we have none and my normally even-tempered (to a fault) housemate yelled, “i want potholders!” while trying to remove a hot pan from the oven, using a dishtowel as a potholder.

  31. Helena says:

    Wow, everyone will end up with new kitchen decor. New napkins, table runner, pot holders. I love this month, Thanks.

  32. Stacey says:

    Those are really cute! I can’t wait to try to make my own!

  33. shelley says:

    These are so adorable…and a much needed addition to my household…they have officially been put on the to-sew list…

  34. Jodie says:

    I need a fat quarter pack. :) I am so excited to know what they are and can’t wait to start using them! Now can you tell us what a “charms” pack is?

  35. Devon says:

    I am so glad I found your website, this month has been so fun. I have printed out so many great projects to do with fat quarters, now that I know what they are used for!
    Thanks for the fun!

  36. indigirl says:

    hmm… i’m supposed to be sewing exclusively from stash this year. does buying insulated batting really count as fabric shopping? :)

  37. Barbara says:

    My plan is to make pot holders for Christmas gifts this year, thanks for more inspiration. I need to get some of that insulation batting.

  38. Carla says:

    I really need some potholders. I just never get around to making them.

  39. Sonja Greene says:

    Great little tutorial. Thanks, Sonja

  40. amy says:

    How cute — vintage napkins turned potholders!

  41. Ramona says:

    Freda’s hive @fredashive.blogspot.com has a cute tutorial for pot holders. They are really sweet.

  42. Shannon says:

    How cute! Great gift idea! Thanks!!

  43. Bette M. says:

    I just made some scrappy pot holders, with scraps left over from FQ projects, and gave them as swap gifts. They were extremely well received!

  44. Emily S says:

    Sooo great as gifts!

  45. Janet Pfaff says:

    I love this site! Thanks for all the great ideas.

  46. Kesha Thomas says:

    I can’t wait to try these cuties! I have been wanting a simple oven mitt idea for a while! I love this!

  47. mara says:

    i just posted my own potholder tute this week:
    http://kleiosbelly.wordpress.com/2009/02/22/how-to-make-a-potholder/

    quick, easy & fun!

  48. Michelle says:

    This is great. I just got a new machine and maybe I will stitch up some of these to test drive the new Singer!

  49. Trina says:

    Yeah a new potholder pattern to try out!!

  50. LisaC says:

    I need new potholders like crazy!

  51. jessica m says:

    OOooo. Green fat quarters! Now you’re talkin’. Cmon random generator. Mama needs a new set of fat quarters.

    I have probably two pot holders to my name, and I’ve been married fifteen years. This would be a good endeavor for me.

  52. Dominika says:

    I have to try. Thanks!

  53. Mary Ann M says:

    Thanks for all the great FQ ideas.

  54. miss v says:

    cute idea. super easy gifts!

  55. Jodie says:

    These would be so cute for a bridal shower or a housewarming party. Thanks for the ideas, as always!

  56. Charity says:

    Such a cute idea, I will have to keep that in mind!

  57. Heidi says:

    Ooh, this is fancy. I just use kitchen towels as pot holders, so now I can make up some actual pot holders!

  58. Nicole says:

    Ha! I just added potholders to our household needs list – guess I’ll be going through the stash instead to whip up a few fresh ones! Thanks again for the inspiration!

  59. Southern Gal says:

    These are so nice…I can do this!

  60. Rebecca says:

    cute and practical, what more could you want?

  61. kandilion says:

    Received my package of blue fat quarters today, love them completely. The fabrics are WONDERFUL. Thank you, ladies!

  62. hanamik says:

    This sounds like a fairly easy project for beginners like me, definitely will try it out soon.

  63. Tammy says:

    I love your site and the patterns you provide.

  64. Bethany says:

    Cute pot holders! Making your own makes it easier to match your kitchen and keep em cute!

  65. carol says:

    very clever and bound to be welcomed as gifts, would also look great in green

  66. Sara Hemmeke says:

    I need new potholders and an oven mitt so badly. My current oven mitt has a big hole where my fingers poke out – not safe! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration.

  67. Jaime says:

    I am SO in love with the oven mitts I made last month!
    http://myloosethreads.blogspot.com/2009/02/oooh-la-la-oven-mitts-almost-too-pretty.html
    The Lizzie Dish fabric is so fun for this project!

  68. Liz says:

    I am so glad you posted this because yesterday I was searching for tutorials like these…I am hoping to make potholders as gifts for a couple of people so this is perfect.

  69. JaneR says:

    I’ve been a fan of fabric napkins for years…now I have a use for orphan napkins. Thanks Sew, Mama, Sew!

  70. Michelle says:

    I love to make potholders from the rear end of old blue jeans. Some scrappy pieced-together binding makes it really cute.

  71. Valerie says:

    I need to get on these, mine are looking pretty bad.

  72. Grace says:

    yikes, only 4 more fat quarter days. :(

  73. Shellyfish says:

    This is on my “to do” list!

  74. Kim Shirley says:

    I need some new ones myself!

  75. Katy says:

    OHHH I hate my potholders. I am embarrased to say they are from my wedding shower almost 12 years ago! I am totally going to make these. Thanks for the inspiration
    Katy

  76. Mrs. H. says:

    I’m desperately in need of new potholders and oven mitts. Thanks for the links.

  77. Valerie says:

    Oh how cute, those would make such a fun hostess gift!

  78. jodie says:

    Perfect! Exactly what I need to make for myself! Thank you!

  79. lynn whelan says:

    Ahh, the luck of the Irish be with me!!!

  80. Amy Hodge says:

    These are super cute! I love projects that use vintage textiles, though I have a hard time cutting or sewing with these fabrics (afraid I’ll “ruin” them somehow!).

  81. Julie says:

    this is a great idea! where do you comment to enter to win the fat quarter pack? I’d love to enter! I love this blog… just recently found it and am addicted! thanks for all of your tutorials!

  82. Robyn says:

    Great use of fat quarters… my pot holders are getting a bit ratty!

  83. I love these!

  84. Courtney says:

    I’m excited to see this. I really need some new potholders and the patterns look doable even for a newbie.

  85. tjesa says:

    Great way to get items to match your kitchen decor! Thanks.

  86. georgia says:

    GREAT idea. I really need some new pot holders that aren’t filthy. Also, I sent off my fat quarters last week and can’t wait to receive mine!!!

  87. Tammy :) says:

    I want some!

  88. Katie says:

    I tried to make oven mitts once and had a real hard time with the thumb joint. Maybe I’ll try this again.

  89. JulieK says:

    I ADORE the all the kitchen cuties!! Being in a cute apron that has adorable hot pads and oven mitts to go with it just makes cooking and baking that much more fun!! Thanks so much for all the lovely ideas!

  90. Kara says:

    I’ve been meaning to make some of these, so thanks. This should help!

  91. water works says:

    I’ve used Bean’s tutorial and it’s awesome. I like the idea of the patchwork front, but the wavy lines quilting in Byrd’s was awesome too.

  92. Stacy says:

    Just the sort of project I’m looking for – quick and useful! I’ve got a serious potholder shortage going on. :)

  93. Jeannine says:

    My potholders are old and ratty, time to make new ones.

  94. Mary says:

    Very cute. I love all these small, quick projects with FQs.

  95. Miya says:

    I agree, I need to make new ones too… mine are ratty and old…and don’t work too well.

  96. Lola Jo says:

    Wouldn’t these be great paired with a couple of the patchwork towels from last week? Too cute!

  97. Lindsey says:

    This is great. I burn my potholders all the time and constantly have to replace them.

  98. lesley says:

    very pretty. i make little apron sets for wee chefs, with an apron, potholder + oven mitt. they are a super fun gift! there are a few pics on my flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/smidgebox/3216906142/in/set-72157612874705784/

  99. Sarah J says:

    These are beautiful – I will certainly be making some of these

  100. Vicki says:

    I’ve been wanting to make potholders for a while. These ones are so cute!

  101. Mandy says:

    i think i need to make some for myself too :) Thank you for sharing :)

  102. Monya says:

    Cute! I might have to break down and make a set for my kitchen :)

  103. Ellen Ban says:

    After this month, I may not have any fat quarters left! Thanks for inspiring me to get busy and organized!!!

  104. alisha says:

    I tried to make oven mitts a year or so ago and they ended up tiny! Oops. Guess I’ll stick with the potholders.

  105. Sarah K says:

    Great ideas as always. I’ve been cutting strips to make those patchwork potholders – they’re going to look great!

  106. Jessie says:

    Such a great idea, thanks!

  107. Danielle says:

    Fabulous! My kitchen needs some style.

  108. Clara says:

    I hate my current mass produced pot holders. I would love some that I actually like.

  109. Betsy M says:

    I just made myself some potholders that were too skinny. :( This is giving me incentive to try again. Thanks. Oh, any advice as to what is the best heat-proof lining for these?

  110. Ashley says:

    cute potholders! I like the use of the vintage cocktail napkins!

  111. kbonikowsky says:

    o good grief, I never thought about making these. easy.

  112. amanda says:

    These will be the perfect addition to the apron I’m making as a gift, thanks!

  113. Annette says:

    I made a few variations of potholders based on the tutorial from My Byrd House this last Christmas and gave them as gifts. I’m a beginner, so instead of using patchwork scraps I used decorative Japanese fabrics for the center fabric and they turned out to be hits! I also stitched a loop of binding into a corner of the binding for hanging and it worked out great. Thanks for listing some others to try in the future!

  114. Jennifer says:

    making some of these potholders with a table runner would be a cute gift idea. thanks again for inspiration!! not that i don’t already have too many projects going on…. :)

  115. I really love colorful oven mitts. And your right, they look great with matching towels.

  116. Marilyn says:

    Pretty way to brighten up your kitchen! I can always use potholders. Thanks.

  117. Ari says:

    Wonderful! Thank you! I was just searching for pot holder patterns the other day!

  118. Heather B says:

    I definitely could use new pot holders – my last two don’t look to good!

  119. Deb V says:

    I love making pot holders. Thanks for all the great ideas for fat quarters.

  120. Kandra Young says:

    Ooo! I love making potholders – here’s two I made that I embroidered before sewing – http://www.siblingcraftery.com/2008/12/sewing-surge/ and then some I made for my sil:http://www.siblingcraftery.com/2009/01/jens-birthday-presents/ So quick and easy to make!

  121. Janet McG says:

    This would be fun to make with the new Fat Quarters I got in the swap!

  122. Anya T. says:

    I need to make some new potholders for myself. Thanks.

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