Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums >
  • Main
  • Bumper pads to recycle >
  • Bumper pads to recycle

  • Bumper pads to recycle

    Old 08-29-2010, 10:49 AM
    Thread Starter
    Join Date: Aug 2010
    Posts: 15

    I have been given several bumper pads at no cost, any ideas on ways to transform them into baby quilts for donations to needy new moms? I am looking for some quicker ideas that taking them totally apart for the fabric and starting over. Any suggestions???? I am an experienced quilter new to the Dubuque area, and I am having lots of fun experimenting with new techniques.
    barbaraJane is offline  
    Old 08-29-2010, 10:50 AM
    Senior Member
    Fancy Nancy's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2010
    Location: Illinois
    Posts: 346

    i will be waiting on a answer to that bumper pad question - I too have several and need to get them used for something!
    Fancy Nancy is offline  
    Old 08-29-2010, 11:07 AM
    Google Goddess
    Join Date: May 2009
    Location: Central Indiana (USA)
    Posts: 30,181

    I just searched and found a few ideas for you

    1. http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf113885.tip.html

    2. http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...ds.html?cat=30

    3. http://www.examiner.com/stay-at-home...ls-bumper-pads
    craftybear is offline  
    Old 08-29-2010, 12:23 PM
    Power Poster
    MamaBear61's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2009
    Location: Milverton, ON, Canada
    Posts: 13,209

    Hello and welcome from Ontario. Would it be possible to sew the bumper pad pieces together to form a playmat to use on hard floors etc?
    MamaBear61 is offline  
    Old 08-29-2010, 05:53 PM
    Thread Starter
    Join Date: Aug 2010
    Posts: 15

    Thanks for all the suggestions, many of the websites suggested valences for the nursery and draft doggies. I am also thinking of a baby doll layette set for little ones to play with. But how can I take a bumper pad and make a full size crib quilt?
    barbaraJane is offline  
    Old 08-29-2010, 08:14 PM
    Sassy913's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2010
    Location: Arizona
    Posts: 71

    Bumper pads are great for making newborn changing pads. I used to take the old bumper pads, tear off the old fabric, fold in half lengthwise and slide into a sleeve of material about 1 yd long. Do this 4 times. Then sew the bottom edges to a sq piece of fabric and then use ribbons to tie the corners together to form a boxed in matt. The idea is that the baby cannot roll off the bed, or whatever surface you place the changing matt on with the sides reinforced this way and yet it can be untied at the corners and folded away for easy traveling. I also used to take them along as a throw whenever visiting a girlfriends house and i'd lay it next to wherever I was sitting. My children would lay there happily without fuss as long as they were nearby and they were safe. They also launder easily.
    Sassy913 is offline  
    Related Topics
    Thread Starter
    Last Post
    08-12-2012 06:14 AM
    11-06-2011 03:55 AM
    General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
    09-19-2010 07:05 PM
    05-16-2010 10:26 AM

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is On
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    FREE Quilting Newsletter