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« on: April 10, 2012 08:23:33 PM »

This may already have been covered elsewhere, and if so, I do apologize...  But I'm in need of some SERIOUS help here...

So...  I have this oven mitt pattern, which is great. Simple, easy, right?  Errrmmm...  sort of?



I'm running into a few problems...  I think I know most of the issues, but I'd love some advice on how to handle them...

Before I get to the issue, here's what I'm using:

-100% cotton fabric for both the outside and inside of the mitt
-Insul-Bright batting
-Warm tater batting

How I have layered them:
-cotton inside of mitt
-layer of insul-bright
-layer of warm tater
-cotton outside of mitt

Now to the issues I'm having...

1. I used quilting stay spray to stick the layers together...  I *think* this is part of where this issue is stemming from. My sewing machine is not picking up the bobbin thread constantly down below. If I sew the same layers together and DON'T use the spray, I don't have the issue...  So, I will be trying with just a BUNCH of pins and crossed toes.

2. When I turn the mitt right side out, since it has 8 layers, the inset where the thumb webbing would be does not want to turn...  And the thumb itself doesn't want to pop out...

I've honestly never done anything like this before. I quilt, and I sew clothing, but this is an entirely new animal that I have yet to truly fathom. So, any help would be greatly appreciated!

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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012 07:06:55 AM »

Make sure you clip those corners well.  Put small slits perpendicular to the seam (careful not to cut through stitching!) in the seam allowance of the webbing part.  Puttin those slits in the outside curve of the thumb will help ease the shape too.

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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012 08:38:20 PM »

Thank you so much - I can't believe I was such a dunderhead to not remember to do that...  chuckle. I'm going to blame it on brain fog!

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