I LOVE modern quilts. In my dream world, I would take a month off work and quilt the whole time. Sewing a full-sized quilt is a bit intimidating in my small apartment, though, so these DIY quilted oven mitts were the perfect baby step in that direction.
I couldn’t tell you why it’s taken me so long to get to making oven mitts — I sew costumes for a local mascot shop part-time, so making oversized mittens and gloves is literally something I do almost every day there. I’m really happy with how these oven mitts turned out — I might start now and make everyone a pair for Christmas! —Kathleen Ballos