Use a variety of coordinating print fabrics to create an eye-catching kitchen set. Choosing the fabrics in three different scales of print creates a nice effect.
Finished sizes: 19 1/4" x 50" Apron
8" x 12" Oven Mitt
9 ¾" x 9 ¾" Potholder
Skill: 2 Time: 3 Cost: 3
You will need:
• 5/8 yd. large scale print, 54-56" wide
• 1/2 yd. medium scale print, 54-56" wide (pockets, border)
• 1 1/2 yds. small scale print, 44-45" wide (binding, waistband, ties)
• 1/2 yd. medium scale print, 54-56" wide
• 1/2 yd. small scale print, 44-45" wide (binding, lining)
• Insulated lining*
• Cotton batting*
• Walking foot
• 1/3 yd. medium scale print, 54-56" wide
• 1/2 yd. small scale print, 44-45" wide (binding)
• Insulated lining*
• Walking foot
• Sewing machine
• Matching thread
• Rotary cutter & mat,
Chalk pencil, hand-sewing needle, iron & board, ruler, scissors, straight pins, tape measure
The Warm Company’s Warm and Natural cotton batting & Insul-Bright insulated lining were used for these projects:
Note: For more product information, see end of article.
• Print full-sized patterns here.
• Use 1/2" seam allowances unless otherwise indicated.
• Sew pieces with right sides together.
• Adjust pocket placement on apron if you like.
STEP 1: Cut fabric. For apron, cut one 17 1/4" x 48" rectangle from large-scale print. For border, cut one 5 1/2" x 47" from medium-scale print. Use pattern to cut two pocket lining pieces from small-scale print. From same fabric, cut one 5" x 24 1/2" rectangle (waistband) and the following pieces on the bias for ties and binding: two 7" x 43 1/2", 2" x 47", two 2" x 8", and two 2" x 19".
STEP 2: Make binding. Fold each binding strip (one 2" x 47", two 2" x 8", and two 2" x 19" strips) in half lengthwise. Press, and unfold. Fold one long edge of binding strip in to meet the center crease line and press. Fold remaining side over to 1/8" from fold, and press crease. Refold at center (Figure 1).
STEP 3: Add border and binding. Unfold 2" x 47" binding strip. Stitch binding to lower edge of apron rectangle, stitching on the 1/2" crease line. Press along stitched line, being careful not to iron out remaining crease lines. Fold binding to wrong side. Pin, and slip stitch in place. Fold 5 1/2" x 47" border strip in half and stitch across short ends. Trim seam allowances. Turn right side out, and press. Stitch 1/4" from long raw edges and edge finish. Layer lower edge of apron over the border strip so 1/4" stitching line on border aligns with upper edge of binding. Apron should extend 1" past border strip on each end. Pin in place. Stitch in the ditch between binding and apron, catching border strip in stitching.
STEP 4: Hem sides of apron. Press 3/8" to wrong side on each side of apron. Press over 5/8" on each side. Stitch 1/2" from second fold, extending stitching through border to lower edge of apron. Press.
STEP 5: Make ties. Fold 7" x 43 1/2" ties in half lengthwise, right sides together. Cut one end of each tie at a 45 degree angle. Stitch 1/2" from long and angled edges. Trim seam allowances and clip corners. Turn right side out and press. Make a 1/2" tuck (use 1" of fabric) at center of tie along short raw edges. Baste in place.
STEP 6: Add waistband & ties. Fold 5" x 24 1/2" rectangle for waistband in half lengthwise. Cut a 4" x 23 1/2" rectangle from interfacing and fuse to wrong side of waistband according to manufacturer’s instructions, allowing 1/2" on all sides. Press up 1/2" to wrong side on one long edge. Pin-mark seam allowances 1/2" from short ends. Stitch two rows of gathering stitching 1/4" and 3/8" from upper edge of apron. Divide upper edge of apron in half and pin-mark. Divide the distance between center pin and ends in half again and mark with a pin. Repeat on long raw edge of the waistband, using pins marking seam allowances as ends. Pull up gathering threads on apron. Pin the apron to waistband matching pin marks. Stitch. Pin ties to side edges of waistband, aligning raw edges. Fold waistband in over, right sides together and stitch across short edges catching ties in stitching. Trim seam allowances. Turn waistband right side out, turning under raw edge on back side. Pin. Stitch in the ditch on right side between waistband and apron.
STEP 7: Sew pockets. Pin pocket to lining with wrong sides together and stitch 3/8" from edges. Fold tucks in pocket at lower edge as indicated on pattern. Baste across folds (Figure 2).
Stitch a 2" x 8" binding strip to upper edge of pocket, stitching on 1/2" fold line. Fold the binding over the top edge of pocket and stitch in the ditch on right side, catching binding on back in the stitching. Pin the 2" x 18" binding strip to curved edge of pocket and stitch on 1/2" fold line. Fold the binding right sides together at top edge of pocket and stitch straight across binding in line with upper edge of pocket. Trim excess binding close to stitching. Turn right side out. Repeat on other side. Fold binding over raw edges of pocket and slipstitch in place. Repeat for second pocket. Pin pockets to apron, with outside corner of pocket 11 1/4" from lower edge and 9 1/2" from side edge. Pin inside corner of pocket 12 5/8" from lower edge and 15" from the side edge. Stitch pocket in place, stitching in the ditch of the binding. Slipstitch outer edge of pocket binding to apron (Figure 3).
STEP 1: Cut fabrics. Cut two 11" x 16" rectangles each from medium-scale print, small-scale print, insulated lining, and cotton batting.
STEP 2: Quilt layers. Use a chalk pencil to mark quilting lines 3/4" apart on both medium-scale print rectangles. Layer one small-scale print rectangle, one insulated batting rectangle, one cotton batting rectangle, and one medium-scale print rectangle; pin. Use a walking foot to stitch on marked lines. Repeat with remaining rectangles.
STEP 3: Assemble mitts. Pin quilted rectangles with medium-scale print sides together, aligning quilted lines when possible. Cut out mitt template and pin to layered rectangles, matching marked lines to quilting lines. Stitch around edges of template. Trim fabric even with lower edge of template and 1/4" from stitching lines. Edge-finish raw edges. Turn right side out and press.
STEP 4: Make & apply binding. From small-scale print, cut one 2" x 18" rectangle on bias. Fold strip in half lengthwise, press, and unfold. Fold one long edge of binding strip in to meet center crease line and press. Fold remaining side over to 1/8" from fold, press crease (Figure 1). Refold at center. Pin binding to lower edge of mitt and stitch on 1/2" fold line, leaving 6" unstitched. Bring binding ends together at center of unstitched area. Fold one end up at a 45 degree angle and fold other end down at a 45 degree angle. Finger press fold lines. Align fold lines and stitch on lines. Trim excess binding 1/4" from stitching. Finish stitching binding to mitt. Fold binding to back side. Stitch in the ditch of binding on right side, catching binding in stitching on back side.
STEP 1: Cut fabrics. Cut two 9 1/4" squares each from medium-scale print fabric and insulated lining.
STEP 2: Quilt. Using a chalk pencil, mark vertical parallel lines on one fabric square, starting 1/2" from left edge and spacing lines 3/4" apart. Sandwich two squares of insulated lining between print fabric squares, placing marked square on top, and pin. Using a walking foot, quilt on marked lines, starting with center line and working out to edges. Use template to mark rounded corners on potholder. Trim on marked lines.
STEP 3: Bind potholder. Cut a 2" x 40" bias strip from small-scale print fabric, piecing if necessary. Fold strip in half lengthwise, press, and unfold. Fold one long edge of binding strip in to meet center crease line and press. Fold remaining side over to 1/8" from fold; press crease. Refold at center (Figure 1). Pin binding to outer edge of potholder front and stitch on 1/2" fold line, leaving 6" unstitched. Bring binding ends together at center of unstitched area. Fold one end up at a 45 degree angle and fold other end down at a 45 degree angle. Finger press fold lines. Align fold lines and stitch on lines. Trim excess binding 1/4" from stitching. Finish stitching binding to potholder. Fold binding to back side. Stitch in the ditch of binding on right side, catching binding in stitching on back side.
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