Monday, December 16, 2013


 Here's a practical and fun sewing idea that plows through scraps in minutes! So fast! Mousepads! 

Very different mousepads!
I used the tutorial from Gen-X Quilters, which is clear and encouraging. I did a country-chic version for my mom, whose computer room is decorated in peaches, pinks and sage green.  My brother, Dan is an IT guy and could use a funkier mousepad.

I had a few blocks left over from a wonky nine patch quilt I made last year.

 So much fun to stack and slice! I used instructions from Quilty on QNN TV, only I stacked 9 blocks and sliced and shuffled.  I arranged the blocks in a lattice arrangement, inspired by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson!

Here are the men enjoying the quilt at story time.

Just fold a piece of fabric into a square, or whatever shape you'd like to use - a circle might be nice, too!

Here they are, side by side on my ironing board!

Use paper-backed fusible web to attach it to a roll of thin cork with an iron (no steam!), and simply cut rounded corners and topstitched around the whole project (yes, your sewing machine can make it through cork, at least mine did!)  My only worry about this project is that the patchwork mousepad might make for bumpy mouse that case, it may just be a trivet! The cork should protect his table from, say a hot pot of chili.  Hope everyone's Christmas gift making is going smoothly!

1 comment:

  1. Nice Liane! I also shied away from patchwork on the mousepad b/c I didn't know if it'd be too bumpy. Let me know how it goes. Thanks for your note! AM


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