Monday, September 17, 2012

nursing pad tutorial and more

This is nothing new, but I figured I'd show step by step a good way I found to make nursing pads :-)
TMI??? lol
I used scraps for all of this.
I cut out 4 circles of fabric and 4 of cotton batting, using the Go! 5" circle.
 Charm squares work great!
Then I folded each fabric circle in quarters to find the mid point

Then folded it just in half.
From the mid point I sewed a line down at an angle (how big you want it, is up to you)
I cut off the "waste"

Then laid the fabric on top of the batting circles and trimmed those down.

Then sandwiched it all together, with a fabric circle on top and on the bottom and two pieces of batting inbetween.

Pinned everything together

and did a simple zig zag all around.
(now I might have done the wedge thing to the batting too, but after you wash these the first time, they do they more pointy so I thought the seam on batting would add too much bulk)

I don't think I've shown a picture of my other two kids, have I?
well here's all 3 of them in the TV room.

"pint sized princess" fell asleep there too

I finished the woven stars quilt and did the binding last night
I quilted the same flower and leaf all over design as I did my customer's quilt this week, this time I had the SLR on!

Oh, and I noticed the other day my daughter's quilt again, how worn it is!
well loved!!

here's another update on my 2012 list

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- DONE!
#3 blue flower table runner- DONE!
#4 pumpkin star pillow- DONE!
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- DONE!
#7 wonky house block swap- DONE!
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#10 Blue star quilt- top and binding done
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- Done!
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED!
#15 aqua owl- DONE! and made a pair of hotpads too for a neighbor
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done- skipping the border
# 18 Little twister blue- SCRAPPED
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - DONE!
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22 Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- DONE!
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- top done
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- DONE!
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - main quilt top done without border
#30 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#31 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- DONE!
#32 (mar) won 9 march BOM -dotted flowers -from pine tree guild- top and binding made
#33 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#34(mar) #2 quilt for McCalls- DONE and shipped
#35 (all year) Round Robin swap -september done and ready to mail out
#36(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- DONE!-gave to neighbor
#37 (april) blue strip pieced blocks - DONE!
#38 (april) won a pattern and two charm bundles- Baby quilt DONE!
#39 wonky block swap -september sent
#40(may) Civil War Legacies- DONE! extra blocks ready to ship out
#41 (may) blue and white lil' twister- DONE! missing label
#42 (june) berry squares quilt- DONE!
#43(June)neighbor gave me orange and green quilt top- fabric arrived for backing
#44 (june) - circle in a star purple batik- black fabric is here
#45 (June) - Hidden forest- applique- working on first block
#46(June) fabric balls - finished #10!
#47(june) pin cushion swap - september done and ready to mail out
#48 (July) McCall's #3 quilt- Most of the border is done
#49 (July) smooth sailing (CT bundle)- blocks done
#50(July) Lorax quilt- top done
#51( july) geese in a ring- 6 blocks are here
#52 (july) christmas tree skirt- top done
#53(july) hexies- 43 done and sewn together
#54(august) women of the bible quilt blocks- fabrics are here
#54(september) Boxes!- fabrics arrived
#55 (September)- Woven stars - DONE!


Carol said...

Wow. Now that's a quilt that's been LOVED. Isn't it wonderful:)

Connie said...

Great tutorial Bea and another great use for batting scraps! Wonderful photo of the kids! Thanks for sharing.
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