I’ve had my L’equip Wheat Mill for about 18 months and I absolutely love it. I use it to grind wheat and even rice into flour. I decided to make a wheat grinder cover so it doesn’t get caked in dust.
I found this large, red gingham print at Ikea a few months ago. Isn’t it cute? I absolutely love red. It took me a long time to figure out how I was going to cover the wheat grinder because it has kind of an unusual shape.
Eventually, I decided to make a pattern of the top view of the wheat grinder, add 1/4″ for ease, and a seam allowance. For the sides, I measured the height of the wheat grinder, and the circumference of my top pattern piece, so I had a rectangle, plus seam allowances.
I used a simple Blizzard Fleece from Joann’s to give the cover some body. I put my gingham on top, then a layer of fleece, and on the bottom a layer of white muslin. I love the red piping at the seam line.
I finished the bottom edge with a simple 4-thread overlock on the serger. I like this cover because it is completely washable and I can throw it in the dryer, too.
I have problems digesting whole wheat, so I first sprout my wheat berries. After that, I dehydrate the wheat, mill it in the wheat grinder into flour and then make into delicious loaves of bread. I’m actually expecting a new dehydrator in the mail as we speak. Maybe sometime I will post about this process I’ve just described. I like sprouting because it converts some of the carbs into a substance that your body processes like a vegetable, thereby lowering the glycemic index. It also neutralizes phytic acid and increases the vitamin content. I will never cook beans again without sprouting first! This reduces the gas – if you know what I mean – by 90 percent! Love it!