Friday, June 22, 2012

Yet Another Carseat Cover / Charm Pack Quilt!

Earlier this spring, I made two different quilted carseat / stroller covers using THIS great tutorial from Clover and Violet.  You can see the first version HERE and the second version HERE.

I loved making them, and I thought they were immensely useful.  The size is perfect for a stroller and the ties allow you to secure the quilt to the sides of a carseat or crib.  Plus, you get to use charm packs...always fun to play with new fabric collections!

I just finished another carseat cover for my husband's friends, who recently had a baby boy (it's a bit of a baby boom around here...ahem, hint...).



I used a charm pack of Hall of Fame by Crazy Old Ladies Quilts, which I won in a contest from her blog.  I loved the mix of stripes, plaids and patterns, and the colors had a bit of a vintage/retro feel to them.

Closeup of fabrics...love them all!

I made my own tumbler template, with the trapezoid top measuring 3 inches wide and the bottom 5 inches wide.  The sashing is made of 1.5 inch strips (1 inch finished).  I kept the quilting simple, sewing lines down the middle of the sashing and around the perimeter.  I added the binding by machine, for sturdiness.

Closeup of quilting.
 I used coordinating fabric from my stash for the border, binding and backing.  A great stashbuster!

Back of quilt (with label written with a permanent fabric pen)

Hope you have a great weekend!

PS:  Hello to all the folks from Pretty Bobbins' TGIFF!
PPS:  Hello to all the folks from Amy Lou Who!


4 comments:

  1. Very bright and cheerful!!!!!

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  2. What a great idea! I wish I'd seen one of these when my munchkins were babies. I love the fabrics you chose, Nicole. So glad you linked up to TGIFF!

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  3. What a clever idea! Love the colours too :) Not really cold enough here for quilts on the stroller, but I think I might have to make a few of these for friends in cooler climates. Thanks for popping by and linking up!

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  4. I have one of those charm packs too and I cannot decide what to do with it! I love what you did and I love how the fabrics look with the thin white borders.
    -andy

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