One Yard Wonders Sew Along – Week 9 Finished Projects

Week 9 – Project 20 & 21
Oven Mitt & Hot Pads
– designed by Lelia Thell page 62

Tracy selected two fabrics for her oven mitt and hot pads from Hideaway by Lauren and Jessi Jung. Folk Art in Berry and Edelweiss in Snow.

Tracy’s Tips and Thoughts

  • This was a fun, quick, practical project that would make a great gift.
  • The mitt is a nice shape; the thumb isn’t really deep so it’s easy to get on and off.
  • Self-fabric bias binding was made for the mitt. Straight of grain binding for the pads was fine.
  • The instructions are clear and easy to follow. She followed the suggestions for quilting, marking 1.5″ diamonds, and sewed without a walking foot.
  • The only challenge was sewing the binding on the closed edge of the mitt, when it came time to topstitch, it barely fit on the free arm of her machine.

Perfect for Tracy’s kitchen.

Week 9 – Project 22
Hey, Hot Dish
– designed by Natalya Kremenetskaya page 66

Jacqui chose a beautiful fabric from Amy Butler for her hot dish caddy. Soul Blossoms Home Decor Peacock Feathers Rose.

Jacqui’s Tips and Thoughts

  • The instructions were straightforward and the pictures made it easy to follow.
  • Working with layers of Insul-Bright batting,  use a size 18 needle. A new needle is recommended when attaching the outer binding since there are several layers of fabric and Insul-Bright batting to sew through. It is quite bulky so expect to sew slower.
  • Prepackaged double fold bias tape was used for both sizes listed. The 7/8” wide double fold bias tape was packaged as Quilt Binding.
  • The casserole caddy turned out quite roomy for a round 2.5 quart dish.  Jacqui plans to take the caddy shopping with her to pick out a bigger casserole dish.

Jacqui absolutely loves the way it turned out. She won’t worry about making the best tasting dish at a potluck – the casserole caddy will steal the show!


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51 Responses to One Yard Wonders Sew Along – Week 9 Finished Projects
  1. Debbie
    March 4, 2011 | 4:17 am

    I love the colors of the Amy Butler fabric used in the hot dish caddy. Great choice!

  2. Rhonda
    March 4, 2011 | 4:24 am

    Supercute kitchen accessories. Even better fabric choices. Is the book back in stock?

  3. Karen Wilson
    March 4, 2011 | 4:36 am

    YAY for casserole caddy!! My mum made me one of those years ago and I thought it was becoming a bit outdated because you never seem to take a casserole anywhere anymore. Glad to see that it’s still trendy to have one 😉

  4. patricia
    March 4, 2011 | 6:01 am

    Those oven mits and pot holders are too cute. What a fantastic house warming gift…or anytime gift. Thank you for highlighting the pros and cons of the process, too as it will be a super time saver.

  5. char
    March 4, 2011 | 6:03 am

    What beautiful colors! That will brighten any kitchen.

  6. Becky M
    March 4, 2011 | 6:06 am

    Oh they all look fantastic. You guys have a nack for picking the perfect fabrics.

  7. Alician
    March 4, 2011 | 6:32 am

    I have this book and have only made one thing from it. I really need to get at it and make me some potholders. They will make great presents for nest Christmas.

  8. Colleen
    March 4, 2011 | 7:38 am

    The cutest potholders ever! thanks!

  9. Melissa
    March 4, 2011 | 7:50 am

    Beautiful fabrics! It was a beast to sew the outer 7/8″ binding on the caddy for me too. But I used old towels as my batting, so I figured maybe that was why. I opted to sew it more like a quilt binding because mine looked a like a big mess when I used the machine and sewed through all layers of the binding.

    I tried the caddy with a few of my different casserole dishes. I found that if I cinched the top pretty tightly closed the 2.5 quart dish seemed to fit pretty well. I put some photos on the flickr group, and even more at the link below if you’re interested in seeing how my caddy looks with different sized casserole dishes.

    Love the sew along!

  10. Kelly Irene
    March 4, 2011 | 8:06 am

    I love the fabric combo Tracy picked. I’m thinking I might need some for my kitchen :)

  11. Sharon B
    March 4, 2011 | 9:08 am

    Love the Jessi Jung fabrics! What cute hotpads.

  12. Rebecca S.
    March 4, 2011 | 9:31 am

    Very cute! I have got to get some of that Hideaway fabric soon!

  13. Keesia
    March 4, 2011 | 9:59 am

    I’ve been tempting by that casserole dish cover, but I don’t have any casseroles that size that have lids! But it turned out beautifully. P.S. I love the bird wall hook you use!

    • Melissa
      March 4, 2011 | 2:47 pm

      You know, some of my dishes don’t have lids either. I think I will just use a generous piece of tinfoil, and really cinch the top of the caddy pretty tightly. As long as I don’t get wild and crazy (or put something really soupy in the dishes) I think it’ll work well enough. But maybe I just like to live dangerously. 😉 Maybe it will be a bad choice, time will tell.

  14. Darlene
    March 4, 2011 | 11:24 am

    I am in agreement, what wonderful fun colors, thanks Melissa for posting your pics. I can see that the wrist part of the oven mitt needs to be bigger, that would probably barely fit on my arm of the machine too. Love these uplifting colors.

  15. Wanda
    March 4, 2011 | 1:20 pm

    Those are both beautiful, with a wonderful choice of fabrics.
    However, I am also completely smitten with the wrought iron bird hanger. Boy, would I give that a good home 😉

  16. Jennifer Ladd
    March 4, 2011 | 1:29 pm

    I love how all the projects are so bright and cheery! Great job!

  17. krystina
    March 4, 2011 | 2:25 pm

    The fabrics you guys chose this week are spot on! I love the oven mitt. It’s really darling!

  18. Amanda
    March 4, 2011 | 4:14 pm

    love the way all the projects turned out!!

  19. Jess
    March 4, 2011 | 4:23 pm

    I love how these turned out! I’m thinking of making a set of all three of these things for my sister. She got all the cooking genes in our family. :)

  20. Becky
    March 4, 2011 | 4:26 pm

    Oh my! I love love love the looks of both of these projects!

  21. Barb Colvin
    March 4, 2011 | 5:49 pm

    I love the mitt! Folk Art in Berry is my favorite print in the Hideaway line :)

  22. JennE
    March 4, 2011 | 6:37 pm

    I need a couple of oven mitts! Thanks for the visual.

  23. Peggy
    March 4, 2011 | 7:37 pm

    Nice job, ladies — prompted an immediate “oh so cute” out loud to myself when I opened up the page. Fun!

  24. Mary on Lake Pulaski
    March 4, 2011 | 7:39 pm

    Those are all projects that I need in my very own kitchen! Cute!

  25. Tong
    March 4, 2011 | 8:00 pm

    they turned out beautifully!

  26. Lisa Arndt
    March 4, 2011 | 8:22 pm

    Watching your progress makes me have to get this book! Really inspiring!!

  27. Beth T.
    March 5, 2011 | 12:00 am

    I love your fabric choices and I adore that bird hook!

  28. elsa
    March 5, 2011 | 8:05 am

    both projects turned out lovely. I especially like the hot dish cover.

  29. Erin
    March 5, 2011 | 9:07 am

    Fantastic. I find that the dish caddies work well for cold dishes as well to keep lids from rattling in the car and keeping everything together. I’m just loving this series!

  30. MarciaW
    March 5, 2011 | 4:49 pm

    The oven mitt is my favorite and all of these are pretty and useful items. Thanks for sharing all the work the staff did.

  31. clarice
    March 5, 2011 | 5:25 pm

    Well done Tracy but then you only do well done. I love the tips too xoxo Clarice

    • Tracy
      March 7, 2011 | 12:24 am

      Ah, thanks Clarice. They were very fun!

  32. Evelene Sterling
    March 5, 2011 | 7:06 pm

    I just purchased the book and can’t wait to get started on the projects. I love the posts and pictures of all the projects so far.

  33. Evelene Sterling
    March 5, 2011 | 7:13 pm

    I just purchased the book and look forward to making the projects. I love the pot holders the fabric is fabulous.

  34. Stephanie
    March 6, 2011 | 9:41 am

    I love your blog! I could get lost in here for hours…

  35. Karen Linton
    March 6, 2011 | 2:22 pm

    Those are the cutest! I have to learn to make potholders.

  36. Shannon
    March 8, 2011 | 3:20 pm

    Thats one HOT DISH!

  37. Shannon
    March 8, 2011 | 5:18 pm

    loving the folk art too

  38. Tiffany
    March 9, 2011 | 1:53 am

    Those turned out great!! Good job ladies!

  39. Eva
    March 9, 2011 | 2:26 am

    Uuhh! Those hideaway fabrics really are perfect for that kitchen! The projects turned out so cute!

  40. Patti Fiffick
    March 9, 2011 | 5:34 am

    Great job on the oven mits! I have the book, but haven’t yet started a project. This seems like the perfect place to start.

  41. Ashley
    March 9, 2011 | 8:50 am

    I love the hot dish project! My friends would love this as a gift!

  42. Lori Morton
    March 9, 2011 | 9:58 am

    Gorgeous projects!!! LOVE the mitt & potholders!!! So happy…..really’d bright up my kitchen!! LOL

    Lori :)

  43. Mary C.
    March 9, 2011 | 10:00 am

    I love making things people can use every day. These are wonderful examples. Thank you for posting them.

  44. Judy Farnsworth
    March 9, 2011 | 5:09 pm

    I absolutely love the casserole caddy! It is much more pleasing to the eye as well as keeping with the functionality in which it was intended.
    I do have a question for anyone who can/will answer it for me…What is the best batting to use for potholders? Someone made some for my mother-in-law, but the heat of the pans goes right through the potholders and leaves blisters on her poor little hands. I have made many things before, but never potholders. I would like to make her some that actually protect the hands of the user.

    • Jacqui
      March 12, 2011 | 5:19 pm

      Judy, we use Insul-Bright batting which is available at most fabric stores that carry a big selection of interfacing. It is heat resistant. It contains a foil-like layer within the batting so it is important to use a large needle like 16 or 18 depending on how many layers you sew through.

  45. Deborah in Atlanta
    March 9, 2011 | 6:22 pm

    Oh, I love the Edelweiss in Snow. That’s so funny…when I went to Germany, I was blown away with the fact that Edelweiss was a flower. I never knew that. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

  46. Melanie
    March 10, 2011 | 4:16 am

    Great ideas for kitchen accessories and live the fabric you chose. Wod name a real nice gift for friends. Thanks!

  47. Ramona
    March 10, 2011 | 6:18 pm

    The casserole holder is so cute. I am going to have to make one now. Love the hot pad and mitt too!

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