Thursday, December 26, 2013

2013 Christmas Gift Sewing

Merry Christmas! I hope you had a fantastic Christmas and were able to spend the day with loved ones. I was with my family in Arkansas and also facetimed with my family in Louisiana. My family passed me around from on family member to another while I was on the iPhone. It was fun to be included and watch them open their gifts! Now that the recipients have opened their gifts, I get to share my Christmas sewing!

This cat pillow for my aunt was easy to make. It was fun to add bling to the pillow.

Here is a photo of the back. I made her a quilt from the cat fabric a couple of years ago. I followed these instructions for the cat block.

Below are photos of oven mitts made for my Mom, sisters and sister-in law. For the double oven mitt, that protects your forearms, I combined 2 patterns. I didn't feel comfortable drawing out my own mitt pattern, so I used this one and then had to widen it a bit to fit the 7.5 inch width from the other pattern. After measuring my largest casserole dish, I decided to make them a couple of inches longer. Also, it's hard to see in the photos but I quilted all pieces in a grid pattern. I used Insul-Bright and 2 layers of quilt batting.

For the heart potholders / mitt design I followed these instructions. You can use them as pot holders and also oven mitts by sliding your hand in the pockets to make it easy to grab a hot dish.

It was fun picking out the fabric and making the mitts and potholders! However, I did get tired of making them because I made 2 of each set shown.

My Mom, sisters and sister-in-law loved them and it was great to watch them open their gifts via facetime!

Have a blessed day!


  1. Smart idea to combine the two patterns and measure your longest baking dish. I love mine and have already used both!

  2. So gorgeous and so useful and sew nice! I really love mine. And the Fluffy pillow came out sew adorable. You were a busy bee making all those gifts. Thanks for my wonderful new kitchen helpers!