Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Quilted Kitchen Gift Ideas

Hello, and happy Tuesday!

I have a couple of finishes to share with you today that would make great kitchen gifts!

Casserole Hot Pad

One of my wonderful customers wrote and asked if I would/could create a gift for her sister's birthday.  She requested a kitchen item featuring cardinals.

I decided to make a casserole hot pad and matching potholder gift set.

Casserole hot pads are extra large trivets that look great on your table and protect the table's surface.

I really enjoy making casserole hot pads because they are great scrap busters.

Quilted Casserole Hot Pad - Scrap Buster

For this version I used Carol Thelen's video tutorial to create the beautiful cardinal patchwork. I used red and pink scraps from the Moda designers Lella Boutique, Sherri & Chelsi, and Camille Rosekelley.

The cardinal quilt block finishes at 12 x 12 inches, I added borders (2.5 x 12.5) on the sides to get a 12 x 16 finished size for the casserole hot pad.  Perfect for a 9 x 13 casserole dish.

For the inside I used a layer of cotton batting and two layers on Insul-Brite, which made it super thick.  Next time I think 1 layer of Insul-Brite should be plenty.

The matching potholder was made using a QAYG (quilt as you go) method with the machine embroidered cardinal as the center piece.

If I do say so myself I think this gift set is stunning...I love how it turned out!

Crazy Patch Double Pocket Oven Mitt

This kitchen set is a gift for my daughter.

Crazy Patch Quilted Double Pocket Oven Mit

I used the Crazy Quilt Paper by Lori Holt for 10 inch stackers or layer cakes to create the crazy quilt blocks.

Since black and yellow fabrics were popular this year I shopped my stash and pulled 5 fat quarters in those colors for this project.

I cut one 10 x 10 square from each fat quarter and stacked them together right side up. The crazy quilt paper has a wax side that I iron onto the stack and cut ( yes I cheated and cut 5 squares from one sheet!)

I was able to make 5 unique crazy quilt blocks from the one cut.

I used 4 of the crazy quilt blocks to make the double pocket oven mitt and the 5th block to make the matching pocket potholder.

Kitchen Gift Set Quilted Bumble Bee Embroidery

The bumble bee doodle embroidery on the pocket can be found here.

Until next time...craft the life you love ❣

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