Bring on the BBQs! Free apron sewing pattern and more for summer

There’s nothing quite like summertime grillin’ and chillin’. Before the season arrives, why not prep to grill and chill in style with a little pre-summer sewing?

Apron and oven mitts free patterns

In this retro-style set, each oven mitt has a strip of Velcro attached to the wrist on the palm side. The facing Velcro sections are attached to the front of the apron where your hands naturally fall. When the oven mitts aren’t in use, they remain securely attached to the apron.

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Want more summer sewing ideas? Check out this sunny quilt that celebrates summer’s favorite pastimes: picnicking, sailing, fishing, and toes-in-the-sanding.

From The Quilter's Home: Summer
From Quilter’s Home: Summer

This 1950s-style summer tablecloth pattern does double duty: skip the batting for easy draping on an indoor table, or add batting to create a heavier-duty picnic quilt.

1950s Summer Tablecloth
Get the ePattern for “A 1950s Summer Tablecloth” by Joanna Figueroa

What’s summertime without a good old-fashioned potluck? Bring dishes to share in colorful cozies that keep food warm and prevent burned fingers during transport and serving.

From Kitchen Stitches
Kitchen Stitches:“Casserole Cozy” by Natalie Barnes and “Slow-Cooker Cozy” by Rebecca Silbaugh

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What are you most looking forward to this summer: a vacation or a staycation? Tell us about your plans in the comments!

12 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I am looking forward to a mini retreat with three of my quilting friends. Lots of laughs, good food, chocolate and oh, yes sewing.

    —Patricia D. Roberts on May 27, 2015
  • I don’t really enjoy traveling but like to get away every once in a while. We go to the beach only a two and a half hour drive, we take our travel trailer so that is like being home. I set up my sewing machine and enjoy the cool weather.

    —Barbara on May 27, 2015
  • I’d love to vacation, but it will be a staycation again this year! Maybe I can find time to quilt!

    —Snoodles on May 27, 2015
  • I am definitely doing the vacation route this year — a couple long weekend trips with family members; quilt week in Paducah and then just a hubby and me camping trip to South Dakota for a long July 4th weekend. Then there will be staycation weekends for practicing on my new long arm machine — I’m in heaven now.

    —Sue Fender on May 27, 2015
  • Probably some of both – "staycation" at home in my sewing room getting projects done – and then short "vacations" where I bring my handstiching along!

    —Patty on May 27, 2015
  • In less than a month from now i will be in my new home, near my son & gradchildren. I will be concentrating on spending time getting my new "workshop"/quilting room in order so don’t expect to do much travelling

    —ELIZAJANE on May 27, 2015
  • The US Summer is Winter here in Australia and in Brisbane, Queensland the average daily temp is 24c. It’s the best time for being outdoors; less heat-stroke, no flies, and (usually) sunny days – because it’s also our dry season 😀

    This Winter, I’m heading to the hills! Just west of Brisbane the elevation is high enough for it to get cold (by our standards) and I’ve organised a quilt retreat for myself and 7 friends. We can’t wait to get away and have a girlie time with our quilting and fabulous food 😀

    —Kayt Deans on May 27, 2015
  • coming up to winter in Australia although the sun is shining here in Adelaide. looking forward to renovating our family bathroom which will include quilted bath mats & wall hanging…. also snuggling up under my new bed quilt when i get time to finish it!

    —Suzanne Keal on May 27, 2015
  • Eine wundervolle Seite. Tolle Ideen. (Translation: A wonderful page. Great idea.)

    —Frauke on May 27, 2015
  • A vacation to me is just sitting on my deck doing hand work and enjoying a pleasant breeze. I don’t care that much for travel anymore, did when I was younger.

    —connie b on May 28, 2015
  • Probably a staycation as we are having company off and on during the summer months…

    —Jeanette S on May 29, 2015
  • Vacation, actually a quilting workshop in July 🙂

    —sew happy on May 29, 2015

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