Thursday, July 25, 2013

Super Simple Roll Up Baby Changing Pads

Please read through all the instructions before you begin. This pattern makes 2 pads.


¾ Yard Cotton Patterned Fabric or PUL Fabric (If you prefer waterproof material)

(I used “Dress Up Days” cotton quilting fabric)

¾ Yard Double sided Minky (this makes it super soft and nice and padded for baby)

2, Elastic Hair bands

2, 1” Buttons

Complementary Thread

Rotary cutter (optional)

Cutting Matt (optional)

Quilting Ruler (optional)


Cut two 26” x 15” rectangles of each fabric.

Place the patterned fabric face down on top of the minky fabric, Slip an elastic hair band in between the two layers on the left or right 15” side, matching the edge of the band to the raw edge of the fabric Pin in place.

Pin around the entire rectangle, over the hair band using a 1/4” seam. Make sure to leave a small 3” to 4” opening on one side to turn your fabric right side out.


Clip the corners and turn right side out. Smooth all the edges and center.

Fold the open raw edges to the inside, pin and sew close to the edge to close.


Pin the two fabrics together in several places and use a complementary colored thread (I used orange) to sew a big X from one corner to the other. I used a zig zag stitch. Then sew all the way around the edges of the changing pad using a zig zag stitch.

Your changing mat is almost complete. Just roll up to find the exact spot to place your button. Mark it and sew in your button. Roll long ways or fold in the sides and make a nice small roll.

Complete your second pad in the same way.  See all my great pattern tutorials at

Monday, June 24, 2013

Fat Cross Quilt

I recently purchased some new quilt making software and this is my first attempt to use it.  I decided on this adorable fat cross pattern. The software is called Electric Quilt 6. There is a newer version of this program out, but I got a good deal on this older version on ebay.  I didn't want to invest too much money only to find out that the software was too hard for me to use or that I didn't like it.  I really love this quilt!
The pattern and the finished quilt are for sale on my Etsy Site.  It was fast and easy to make and came out so cute!  I used Butterfly Garden and Chevron fabrics from Riley Blake.