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The Art of May Bouchard

Updated: Dec 15, 2018

The Lupine Cottage asked May Bouchard to show us and our readership what she does, because many people were interested in her craft. So this is from May:

My oven mitts at the Lupine have sold out so I am in the process of making more and will walk you through this process. Each mitt is made with 8 layers of fabric, 4 on each side.

Starting at the top is the fabric layer, followed by Insul Brite ( a heat resistant foil with batting on each side). The third layer is a Warm & White batting ( this batting will absorb any moisture) and the last layer is the lining fabric.

These 4 layers are quilted together using diagonal seams in both directions resulting in a diamond pattern. The second side of the mitt is done in the same manner but with the thumb in the opposite direction. Place both front sides facing each other and stitch a 1/4 inch seam all around.

Add a 4-5" loop for hanging. Bind the top edge of the mitt with a binding. I bind mine with similar fabric binding. Turn mitt inside out and it is finished.

Presently I have 5 different fabric patterns at the Lupine Cottage.

If you want a specific color or pattern please contact me at: may.bouchard@gmail.com. and visit my Artist page, click here.

I also can work with your fabric if you want to match your kitchen decor. A fat quarter is all that is needed, I will provide the rest of the fabrics.

Below are some of my craft available for purchase online at the Lupine Cottage


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