Hi everyone! It's been a great summer traveling and visiting friends and relatives. Grandma and I made a laminated changing pad which came in very handy out on the road. You can make one, too. Here's how.
2 fat quarters of fun fabric
1-1/4 yard fabric laminate
Laminate the right side of the fat quarters following the directions included with the laminate.
Cut the fat quarters and batting to 16-1/2" x 20".
Use a plate to round off the corners of one of the fat quarters.
Place the fat quarters right sides together and place the batting on the bottom.
Secure with paper clips, do not use pins!
Sew, using a 1/2" seam allowance. Leave a 10" opening.
Trim the batting and bottom fat quarter.
Carefully turn right side out. The laminated fabric will wrinkle. Use a pressing cloth and a steam iron to press out the wrinkles.
Topstitch close to the edge, sewing the opening closed. Topstitch 1/4" in from the edge.
Belle Meade by Bonnie Blue Quilts is a great pattern if you are looking to put a serious dent in your fat quarter stash. It calls for 21 lights and 21 medium/dark fat quarters. You can purchase the 2 yards fabric for setting triangles and binding that we used in our shop model to finish yours. We've also kitted the complete quilt.
Click on the quilt to see Kym Ward's quilting up close.
Inspirations is a quilt fabric shop in Hills, Iowa. Civil War Reproduction fabrics by Andover, Marcus, Windham, Henry Glass, and Blue Hill are owner Nancy Lackender's favorites and fill one side of the shop. Batiks, 30's feedsack, and fun prints by Riley Blake, Michael Miller, Clothworks and Art Gallery fill the other side. The shop is easily found, just off Hwy. 218, south of Iowa City.