60-Minute Gift: Bake 'n' Fry Dividers




The holiday season is approaching and now is the time to start sewing and making gifts for friends and families. Today I will be sharing a quick project which can be made in under an hour to brighten up your kitchen drawers and protect your non stick cooking surfaces.


1 x Summerville Layer Cake
1 yd Bella solid snow 9900-11
1 yd Flannel
Light weight iron on pellon
Fusible web


Baking Tray Liners ( 30 mins )


  • Measure the baking tray. Record the measurement. For the purpose of this tutorial I will be making a liner to suit a 10" x 15" base. If you have have a smaller or larger tray, add 1/2" to the measured length and width.


  • From the solid cut 12 x 1 1/2" strips
  • From the print cut 12 x 1 1/2" strips


  • Alternate the solid and print and sew strips together
  • Finished block is 8 1/2" x 10"
  • Make 3 blocks


  • Cut each block twice on the diagonal


  • Sew 2 triangles together to make a half square triangle (HST). Repeat with remaining triangles.
  • Square each HST to 5 1/2"


  • Arrange in 2 rows of 3 blocks each
  • Sew together
  • Finished top measures 10 1/2" x 15 1/2"



  • From the solid cut 1 - 10 1/2" x 15 1/2" piece
  • From the iron on pellon cut 1 - 10 1/2" x 15 1/2" piece
  • Press the pellon to the wrong side of the solid piece
  • Place the solid and top piece right sides together. Pellon will be on the outside.
  • Sew 1/4" from edge leaving a 4" gap at the top for turning.
  • Trim the corners and turn out. Use a stiletto or pointed object to push out seams and corners.
  • Fold under opening 1/4" and top stitch 1/8" around edge of liner.

  • Trace the letters 'BAKE' (these can be found in the Printer Friendly file at the bottom of this post) onto the dull side of the fusible webbing
  • Cut 1/8" away from the pencil line and press to back of selected print.
  • Cut on pencil line and peel of paper backing
  • Position and press onto front of liner
  • Using a straight stitch or blanket stitch machine stitch the appliqué.


Hint: These liners are meant to be scrappy in nature. There are unlimited block designs and scrappy settings that could be used as long as the unfinished top is 1/2" longer and wider than the base of the tray.

Frying Pans ( 30 mins)


  •  Measure the diameter of the pan including the sides.  Record the measurement.

  • Cut strips from the Layer Cake and make a piece measuring 10" x 48"
  • Using a 60 degree triangle ruler or the 60 degree marking on your ruler, cut 6 triangles from the strip
  • Sew 3 triangles together. Repeat.

  • Join the two rows together.


  • Cut a circle ( using a compass / pencil and string / large plate ) 1" larger than the diameter, including sides, of your pan. For example, my pan measured 15 1/2" from side to side. I would cut a circle with diameter of 16 1/2"
N.B The hexagon made from the 6 triangles can accommodate a circle up to 17" in diameter.



  •  From the flannel cut a circle the same size as the top


  • Place the flannel and top piece wrong sides together.
  • Sew 1/4" from edge using a shorter stitch
  • Using pinking shears, cut around edge 1/8" away from stitching.
N.B these liners do not require pellon

Two options for appliqué 


  • Cut a piece 6" x 10" from print
  • Stitch to centre of liner
  • Trace the letters 'FRY' ( these can be found in the PDF format for this project ) onto the dull side of the fusible webbing
  • Cut 1/8" away from the pencil line and press to back of selected print.
  • Cut on pencil line and peel of paper backing
  • Position and press onto 6" x 10" piece
  • Using a straight stitch or blanket stitch machine stitch the appliqué.



  • Cut a 5 1/2" circle from layer cake
  • Stitch to centre of liner
  • Trace the letters 'FRY' ( these can be found in the PDF format for this project ) onto the dull side of the fusible webbing
  • Cut 1/8" away from the pencil line and press to back of selected print.
  • Cut on pencil line and peel of paper backing
  • Position and press onto liner centre
  • Using a straight stitch or blanket stitch machine stitch the appliqué.


Two baking and fry pan liners to dress up your kitchen drawers and protect your non stick surfaces.


Jane Davidson
{quiltjane.blogspot.com}


11 comments:

The Reader said...

this is brilliant! And if you use heat-resistant batting or filler of some kind, these could double as a hot pad when you have the pan in use! Definitely going on my "to make" list! thanks!!

trish said...

Super clever and cute!!

Modern Male Homemaker said...

Love this idea, Jane! You are amazingly creative. What a great way to keep your nonstick coating from accidentally getting scratched off!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What a cute idea! These would make wonderful shower gifts for a bride too! Thanks!

♥Duff said...

Quilt Jane is amazing--this is like icing on the cake!! What a fabulously adorable idea. I've been using coffee filters between the pans but no more!

SIMPLESEW said...

I dont get what they are for, OCD homemakers??

Heide said...

Great idea for our RV. Nothing worse than toolin' down the road listening to the pans rattling! This will make hubby real happy.

CynthiaT59 said...

This is a great idea for the RV. Thanks!

Scojean said...

Hey Sew Simple- My daughter uses circles cut from rubbermaid shelf liner to separate all her frying pans. When I asked she said its to protect them from scratching the surface they're sitting on while stacked. Its a pain getting a frying pan out of the roll out drawer.... I think this fabric version might work better. I'll have fabric left over from a Christmas runner I'm making her. Will give these a try as fabric (time!) allows. WasaNewbie Jean!

Quiltjane said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments.

Andrea Louise said...

Lovely!!!!