I decided to sew a little something for myself. I was in desperate need of some new pot holders and oven mitts. I pulled out my scraps to make these four pot holders (is that what they are actually called - it's what I've always called them?) It was fun to play with scraps and my intention was to make the oven mitts from scraps too, but I got impatient and made them from two lovely fat quarters.
I know they look like place mats and yes, they are almost as large as place mats. That is intentional. When you make your own things you can make them how you like them, even if it's not the way it's usually done. I almost never put a small pot or pan on the table and I wanted them large enough. Besides I use them more for baking than anything else and baking pans aren't small either. I've been using them for a couple of weeks and I love them.
They are batted with two layers of insul-brite. I like how the quilting puffs up with the extra layer. Backing is a light cotton twill repurposed from an old skirt of mine.
And in use. With a small pan on top. :-) If it had a large pan you wouldn't be able to see it, would you?
And then my matching but not matching oven mitts. I love them!