One of the things that we love most about Quilt Market is having the opportunity to introduce new products to the marketplace. This time around, we’re happy to introduce Insul-Film™!!
Insul-Film™ is a thin sheeting that provides insulation for hot and cold barrier projects. It is lightweight and flexible making it perfect for a variety of projects that need temperature control without the bulk of an insulative fleece. It is excellent for use in wine totes, ice pouches, window coverings, marathon blankets, jackets, and gloves. It is made of 100% Metalized Polypropylene and is completely sewing machine safe.
In honor of the introduction, we thought it fitting to share a quick-and-easy project that shows a perfect use for Insul-Film™… an Oven Mitt! Sure, you could use Insul-Fleece™, but for this particular project, we want to add a layer of batting on either side of the insulative layer. Using Insul-Fleece™ could be a bit too bulky, making Insul-Film™ the natural alternative.
Supplies & Tools
1 Fat Quarter each of 2 different patterned fabrics
1/4 yard Pellon® 940 Insul-Film™
1/2 yard Pellon® Nature’s Touch 100% Natural Cotton Batting
Paper for pattern tracing
Sewing Machine & Related Supplies
Step 1 — Place your hand or another oven mitt onto a blank piece of paper. Roughly trace to create the mitt shape, making sure to leave lots of extra space. Make adjustments as needed. (We used craft paper, but would recommend using Pellon® 830 Easy-Pattern® if you plan to make multiple mitts.)
Step 2 — Cut mitt shape out, adding 1/2″ for seam allowance.
Step 3 — Assemble remaining materials. Cut two rectangles each from exterior fabric, lining fabric and Insul-Film™ and four rectangles from the batting. Rectangles should be larger than mitt template.
Step 5 — To create a fabric ‘sandwich’, place one exterior and one lining rectangle wrong sides together with two batting rectangles and one Insul-Film™ rectangle in between. The Insul-Film™ should be in the center.
Step 6 — Quilt as desired.
Step 7 — Trace the mitt template onto the lining side of one unit. Flip the template over and trace onto the lining side of the second unit. Cut both out. See above image for an example of how the edges sandwich looks once cut.
Step 8 — To create binding, cut two rectangles that are 2″ wide x (length of straight edge of mitt).
Step 9 — Place one rectangle right sides together with the lining of one mitt, so that raw edges are aligned. Stitch with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Fold binding down and press seam.
Step 10 — Fold raw edge of binding rectangle in by 1/2″. Pull folded edge around to the front and pin. Zig Zag stitch to finish. Trim ends to match edges of each mitt.
Step 11 — Place mitts right sides together and pin.
Step 12 — Sew around the entire mitt shape, leaving the bound edge open. Clip curves as needed and zig zag stitch the raw edges to finish.
Step 13 — Turn mitt right side out and press.