Hey y'all. Rachel here from PS I Quilt. Today I'm gonna show y'all how to make a quilted heating pad. These things are a godsend. You definitely need one (or three) of these in your life. Trust me. My fabrics of choice are these lovelies ...
What y'all will need:
8 print fat quarters
- 1 solid fat quarter
- Fusible Fleece
- 1 pound bag of rice
- Essential oil (optional)
From each print fat quarter, cut:
1 strip, 2 1/2" x 5 1/2"
From print fat quarter, cut:
1 strip, 6 1/2" x 10 1/2"
1 strip, 7 1/2" x 10 1/2"
From solid fat quarter cut:
2 strips, 8" x 10"
Lay out 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" strips in a manner that is pleasing to you.
Working in pairs, piece your strips along the long sides using 1/4" seam allowance.
You should have 4 strip sets.
Join 2 strip sets together to make 2 units.
Join 2 units together to make a quilt top.
Layer quilt top with fusible fleece.
Cut to size.
Quilt as desired.
I did some easy peasy straight line quilting.
Go on. You can do it, too.
Now we're going to make an envelope backing for your heating pad using our two 8" x 10" strips.
Take and fold about a 1/4" fold along the long side.
Fold that fold over another 1/4" to create a hem. Press. Repeat the hemming process for the other 8" x 10" strip.
Stitch both hems.
And now your backing is made.
We're going to make a mini quilt sandwhich.
Lay quilted top down with the right side facing up. Layer with one hemmed rectangle, right sides together.
Layer the second hemmed rectangle on the quilted top, right sides together
Note: The hems of the rectangles are supposed to overlap each other. Using a 1/4" seam allowance, stitch around all four sides of heating pad.
Turn right side out.
Layer both 8" x 10" solid strips together.
Sew around all four sides, leaving a 4" opening.
Turn right sides out.
Fill with rice.
Add a few drops of essential oil. (I like eucalyptus or lavender.)
Note: Depending on how pliable you'd like your heating pad, you can add up to 1 more pound of rice.
Machine stitch opening. (No one will see this but you.)
Insert rice bag.
And you're done.
Give yourself a pat on the back.
These are SO quick to whip up, y'all can easily make these for you, your quilty friend &/or your manicurist.
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Hope y'all enjoy.
Rachel Griffith, www.psiquilt.com
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