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a quilt..for boys…

I don’t know where this idea came from…probably when I was in my bed. cause  that is the only time it’s quiet enough for me to think.
but I got super excited for it. A car quilt!
 
I wanted a quilt…
that you could cuddle in and be all warm and cozy when you are a babe…
and then when you get a little older and cuddlin ain’t for you (I hate when my babes get to this point of being too cool to cuddle)…you could use your blanket as a car activity mat!

 

How to sew a Car Quilt

Soon as I had this idea….I immediately went out and bought the fabric for it….cause I do that…(seriously. I could craft for about a year and half and would never have to buy supplies.)

Then it sat there while I  tried to work out the details in my head……
I drew sketches….(real official like)
(the fabric for the back was 36 by 44…so i made 12 quilt pieces…3 across..4 down.
12 inches by 11 inches (with a quarter inch for seam allowances..)
and sat down and laid it out…
I  sat with these three pieces for about 25 min…
and decided I wanted to make it look a lot more piecey looking…
and then I  just started hacking and cutting.

I cut all the brown road pieces 3 inches….to make it all even. and i worked my way down….I’m not a super measurer precise person. so i just eyeballed it and sewed as i went to make sure it was “close enough” kinda my sewing motto…”yeah..it’s close enough.”
i made 12 squares. i thought it would was easier to break it down to squares so you aren’t super overwhelmed.
here’s the order how i sewed the pieces…

it makes it so you just have to make nice straight lines. after I had all 12 squares I sewed them to finally get my quilt together..
then I added some car patches…

from this fabric:

 

and stitched a couple houses around for fun…

 

Then I sewed all along the road to make the look of the lines of the road.

added my cute car backing (that I  got on Etsy!)

 

and binded it with orange flannel.

I  had a moment of crap this is going to be ugllllly.
but I  actually really like how it turned out!!!

 

 

 

 

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About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.