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Making a stand mixer cover for the baker on your holiday list xo

 

This week I shared with you several gift ideas that are sew easy to make, there’s still enough time to make the Simple Essentials Traveler’s Tote for the person on your list who travels often.

During the holiday season, baking is on almost every family’s to-do list. The very popular stand style mixers get a workout. At other times of the year they also sit idle.

A stand mixer cover is a great gift for bakers (and cooks) and those that love their kitchen gadgets. Check out my KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus below, I love it almost as much as I love Christmas cookies and love it enough to take good care of it.

This cover will prevent the dust from settling during the idle season and add some pretty decor to your kitchen with Northcott Fabric’s Mel’s Diner Fabric and Fairfield Quilter’s 80/20 Batting.

 

A stand mixer
A stand mixer

 

 

KitchenAid Mixer Cover made with Fairfield 80/20 Batting, Heirloom Wash-out Marker and Northcott Fabric, Mel's Diner, ColorWorks
KitchenAid Mixer Cover made with Fairfield 80/20 Batting, Heirloom Wash-out Marker and Northcott Fabric, Mel’s Diner, ColorWorks

 

 

Fabric Used Northcott's Mel's Diner and ColorWorks
Fabric Used Northcott’s Mel’s Diner and ColorWorks

 

Stand Style Mixer Cover

materials

Note: You may wish to measure your own individual stand mixer to get your specific measurements and make adjustments to the ones given here as individual models vary in size- this is based on a KitchenAid Professional 5 series.

  • 2 each: 16½″ tall x 15” wide main fabric, lining and Fairfield Quilters’ 80/20 batting (front and back of cover); Northcott Mel’s Diner fabric was used for this sample
  • 53” x 11½″ piece of coordinating fabric, lining and  batting for side piece
  • approximately 100” length of 2½″ width strip of bias fabric for binding around curved top, front and back; Northcott ColorWorks solid turquoise fabric was used for this sample
  • 1 straight of grain strip 2½″ x width of fabric for bottom binding
  • circle template or a large glass tumbler (to mark and curve top corners)
  • Heirloom Wash Out Blue Marker
sewing instructions
  • Layer 2 main fabric front and back right sides facing out, batting and lining in a sandwich together and pin or spray baste, quilt as desired.
  • Layer the 52″ x 11½″ coordinating side fabric, batting and lining together in a quilt sandwich, baste and quilt as desired.

 

Quilt sandwiches (x3) side, front and back all ready to go along with the binding fabric.
Quilt sandwiches (x3) side, front and back all ready to go along with the binding fabric.

 

  • Mark the top corners of main fabrics front and back with an Heirloom Wash Out Markerto round them using a circle template or large glass tumbler, cut out the arc. See photo below:

 

Marking and cutting out a curve to both top corners of the front and back quilt sandwiches with a circle template and an Heirloom Wash-out Marker, blue
Marking and cutting out a curve to both top corners of the front and back quilt sandwiches with a circle template and an Heirloom Wash-out Marker, blue

 

 

Recommended Heirloom Wash-out Marker in blue, a fantastic marking tool that can be erased with a spray of water.
Recommended Heirloom Wash-out Marker in blue, a fantastic marking tool that can be erased with a spray of water.

 

  • Sew the coordinating side fabric piece wrong side against the wrong side of the front piece and sew (lining sides together). Trim any excess fabric at the end of sewing.
  • Sew the back piece to the coordinating fabric side piece wrong sides together (lining sides together), make sure to line up all edges and pin.
  • Sew bias binding to the front and back seams as you would a quilt. Sew by machine, roll the binding over the seam and hand stitch to secure.

 

Sew bias binding to the front and back seams as you would a quilt. Sew by machine, roll the binding over the seam and hand stitch to secure.
Sew bias binding to the front and back seams as you would a quilt. Sew by machine, roll the binding over the seam and hand stitch to secure.

 

  • Sew straight of grain binding to the bottom edge of cover.

Admire your efforts! The baker in your life will love this custom made stand mixer cover!

 

Stand mixer cover ready for gift giving. Fabric by Northcott Mel's Diner and ColorWorks, Batting by Fairfield Quilters' 80/20.
Stand mixer cover ready for gift giving. Fabric by Northcott Mel’s Diner and ColorWorks, Batting by Fairfield Quilters’ 80/20.

 

I hope you enjoyed this week of projects to make your holidays “sew” much easier. I certainly enjoyed sharing with you how to make the microwave mitts and ornament pot holder, felt coasters and felt Christmas tree, the holiday countdown mini stockings, the simple essentials travel tote and the stand mixer cover. More importantly, I hope these are ideas that help you to feel inspired to make for those on your Christmas list.

Please feel free to share with us your “sew” easy holiday projects and comment below. Enjoy the Holidays!

 

This is part 5 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 4: Simple Essentials Travel Tote is sew easy to make for gifting

 

Robin Bogaert is a long arm quilter, creator and blogger at quiltingintheloft.com and has many years of quilting experience. Robin was the past owner of a quilt shop in Windsor, Ontario and now resides in Waterloo. Robin's roots in quilting are traditional, however she appreciates modern quilt design as well and considers the focus of work to be designing, teaching, trunk shows, free motion quilting, ruler work and thread painting. In addition to her passion for sharing all things quilting, Robin is busy with pattern design and sells her patterns on her website and with Craftsy.com. Robin was featured in the Summer 2016 and 2017 (Canada 150th) edition of Quilters’ Connection Magazine and is a new guest contributor at QUILTsocial.com.

6 Comments

  1. Delaine

    What an awesome idea! And a perfect gift to make for a person who loves to bake. Thanks!

    • Thanks Delaine, please share pictures of your project if you make one! We quilters love to share!

  2. Brenda West

    I have been looking at my mixer on my counter for a couple months now thinking it should have a pretty cover on it. Love this. Thanks

  3. Heather Novecosky

    Thank you for the pattern. Are you able to make your patterns Printer Friendly…as in no images, just the pattern?
    Just to save ink for people, there are three extra pages that are printed and not necessary to the pattern itself. The images take up the entire page and breaks up the pattern instructions a lot.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    • Hi Heather, I will ask our administrators this question and Thank You for your interest in the pattern. One suggestion though in the meantime, could you copy and paste just the text and put it in a word document and then print it?

    • Hi Heather, Thank you for your suggestion, a Printer Friendly option is a great suggestion that can be implemented eventually. In the meantime, as Robin suggested, copy and paste. We’re happy to hear you’re enjoying QUILTsocial. Thank you!

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