I started out with this oven mitt and this fabric:
Yea, I know, the oven mitt is totally gross. I swear I wash it but after 10 years or so it has lost what little charm it may ever have had. It is time for something new and fresh.
Take and old oven mitt and turn it inside out (it lies flatter this way). Trace the shape onto which ever type of paper you have available. I prefer freezer paper.
Cut fabrics large enough to cut out two of your oven mitt shape (front and back). You need three layers. Main fabric, Insul Bright (or 100% cotton batting), and your lining fabric. Make a quilt sandwich and baste together using safety pins or your method of choice.
Quilt your fabric sandwich. I lowered my feed dogs and used a free-motion quilting foot to quilt around the larger print. You could also use a walking foot and simply quilt a grid.
Cut out your oven mitt. Make sure that you cut one front and one back (cut a back by simply flipping your paper template over and cutting a reverse image).
With right sides together, stitch along top and sides of your mitt. You may use a straight stitch for this if you like but you will need to still zigzag stitch the bottom of the two side seams for added strength.
At this point you could fold over the ends (around the wrist) and topstitch and call it done. I decided I wanted it a bit more decorative so I just turned it right side out and bound it using the single fold binding method used for quilting. I cut my binding strip 1 1/2″ wide.
STEP SEVEN: Bake, gift, or just enjoy! ***Matching hot pad to come tomorrow-ish.****