Friday, 7 October 2011

Mouse Pad production!!

The son that just got married is a computer guy so they decided that for wedding favours they would make mouse pads. Becky bought five or six different Japanese fabrics to stay with her theme for the wedding and we got some felt type batting. We cut these 8" x 9" and the backing 10" x 11". After layering them, we stitched two lines 3" in from the size to 'quilt' them and hold them together and then folded the backing to the front to form the binding. They turned out nice and work great. They rolled them up with a rubbery square to keep the pad from sliding on the computer table and wrapped a nice thank you label around them. I went over to Becky's house for a couple days last week and we set up a sweat shop and sewed 89 of them altogether! They really looked nice on the tables. The first picture is a bit washed out - the colour is probably between the two photos. On the second photo you can see the quilted lines a little better. (These would make great mug rugs too.)


Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I would have thought that they were too soft for the mouse to work. Nice looking.

Teresa said...

What a cool idea!

Els said...

He Jacqui, that is a wonderful idea.
It's looking good.
You know...............I'm assambling my first OBW, and it is very 'forgiving' as you promised me. I can't wait to start a new one.
Did you start the Hydraneas?