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Fat Quarter Gang - Quilted Heating Pad by PS I Quilt

  FatQuarterGANG_banner400pxBLUEHey 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 ...
FQG - tut 4 - title

What y'all will need:

  • 8 print fat quarters
  • 1 solid fat quarter
  • Fusible Fleece
  • 1 pound bag of rice
  • Essential oil (optional)

FQG - tut 4 - fabrics
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"

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Lay out 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" strips in a manner that is pleasing to you.

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Working in pairs, piece your strips along the long sides using 1/4" seam allowance. You should have 4 strip sets.

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Join 2 strip sets together to make 2 units.

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Join 2 units together to make a quilt top.

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Layer quilt top with fusible fleece. Cut to size. Fuse. Quilt as desired.

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I did some easy peasy straight line quilting. Go on. You can do it, too.

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Now we're going to make an envelope backing for your heating pad using our two 8" x 10" strips.

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Take and fold about a 1/4" fold along the long side. Press.

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Fold that fold over another 1/4" to create a hem. Press. Repeat the hemming process for the other 8" x 10" strip.

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Stitch both hems. And now your backing is made. Yayyy.

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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.

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Layer the second hemmed rectangle on the quilted top, right sides together

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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.

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Clip corners.

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Turn right side out. Set aside.

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Layer both 8" x 10" solid strips together. Sew around all four sides, leaving a 4" opening.

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Clip corners. 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.)

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Insert rice bag.

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And you're done.

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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,

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See ya next week,

<3 Your AGF team