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    Quilted Golf Cart seat cover

    My husband came home from golfing and announced that he wanted a quilted seat cover for a golf cart. He said another golfer had one and that it had ties on each end to attach to cart. Has anyone made one? Or do you know what size? I thought I could probably find a tutorial, but no luck. I looked in pattern books but again, no luck. (Apparently there once was a pattern by Simplicity, but it's discontinued.) I appreciate any help you can give me. His birthday is in a couple of weeks. I ordered fabric to make the back and thought that for the top I'd make simple blocks with borders to make it fit--when I figure out where the ties go and the dimensions. Unfortunately I don't know the man he was golfing with.

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    His description makes me think the top would be similar to a table runner--maybe a bit wider.

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    I found a picture of a quilted golf cart seat cover on pinterest. It doesn't look very hard to make. This might give you a good start for ideas.

    www.pinterest.com/pin/236157574186899845

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    I would need access to the golf cart so I could trace the seat and back onto paper to make a pattern. Sorry can't help with a pattern.

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    Thanks for your answers Sync and Tartan. I should have explained that I have spent quite a bit of time researching the web and though I found photos of several types, I didn't find a pattern or the dimensions. Sync I love the one you found on Pinterest. ETSY has a number of different types for sale, too.

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    I was thinking making one for my own use. glad you asked. I will keep searching. Thank you Sync for the link.

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    Could you go to a local golf course and ask them to let you measure the seat?

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    I may have to do that, quiltorelse, but since my husband works there now that he's retired, I'll have to go on his off days if I'm to keep it a surprise. I have a neighbor who also works there, so maybe I can talk him into measuring it. They don't work at the same time! It's been a great retirement job for my husband. He gets minimum pay, but what he really works for is the free golfing during times when the courses aren't too busy.

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    Thanks, Barb. That seems fairly expensive for a pattern for a rectangle. However, the seller notes that the seat cover is 40" long. I believe I can figure out the size from that... I'll try it ... I am waiting for some golf-themed fabric I ordered for the back and but meanwhile will put together some blocks for the front.

    I appreciate all the suggestions and comments.

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    What I did was make a big rectangle larger than the seat and also for the back. Then I made a small turnover all the way around that I threaded elastic thru. If you go to the cart store, they have some you can purchase but just look at one and it will help you a lot. Not a hard project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    thank you! and the blogger seems full of energy and great projects.

    thank you k9sdn for the elastic idea. sounds great!
    I guess I am on my way for a new project Yééé

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    I hate to be a downer, but just have to wonder how well a quilted seat cover would hold up. With all the in and outs of the cart, I would think the stitching/quilting would break. I have a quilt on my bed that the quilting has broken in many spots because someone in my house like to sit on my bed.

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    My golf cart seat is 40" x 20". The arm piece is 12" centered on each end of the seat. I like the first one on the pinterest site that sync posted above and has the loop over the arm rest. Several of the ladies have this style so they can easily take it in the house after golf. I have not made one as I have a fitted seat cover but it is so dirty from the dog that I need a cover for use when I golf. Don't make it too tight as it needs to be bigger when 2 bottoms sit on it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose View Post
    I hate to be a downer, but just have to wonder how well a quilted seat cover would hold up. With all the in and outs of the cart, I would think the stitching/quilting would break. I have a quilt on my bed that the quilting has broken in many spots because someone in my house like to sit on my bed.
    I think the idea is great, but agree with Buckeye Rose. When getting in and out the friction would cause it to move about a lot and break stitches. I think a slick fabric would work much better, but that is just me. Have fun with it and see what happens. Had no clue there would be so much out there about golf seat covers!
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    I thought about what everyone was saying about the quilted seat coming apart at the seams and a light bulb came on. What if you use a sturdy, like a cotton twill for the base, and applique (by machine) the blocks to the solid piece of material? Then layer with batting and put a sturdy fabric on the bottom. It would make a 4 layer quilt, but would be sturdy and sitting on it should not have any impact. You could make the top using the twill as a base for a Friendship braid. http://100billionstars.com/2013/06/f...quilt-pattern/

    You could make any normal block, and sew them into rows, then use a QAYG to layer the blocks onto the twill. When you finish the quilting, you would have many more seams to keep the 4 parts together. The twill would add as a foundation.

    Edited to add: I love that idea of a foundation fabric....I may use it myself for a chair cover I have been thinking about making.
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    OMG! This is a great surprise gift for hubby and my mil. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Love this idea. By the way I did follow the link to pintrest and there are some there to look at too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltorelse View Post
    Could you go to a local golf course and ask them to let you measure the seat?
    And you could probably google golt cart dealers that show spec.

    interesting request....quilt for a golf cart!
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    Can you go out to the Golf course and check out the golf carts? Because most of them are about the same, but you do get a few little differences. You can take your own measurement or even trace the seats for size and shape. This will also let you see how much padding you would like to add to your seat cover. I would think hook and loop tape would be better over ties, this would have more room to adjust. I know my DH's fingers don't always work like they should, but he doesn't have any trouble with hook and loop. Good luck and don't forget to show us pictures

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    ......OMG! Now quilts are golfing too! This will be interesting......

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    I have a golf cart. Would you like me to go measure it?
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    I'veI've made several for both the front and back seats. I've also "reupholstered" the seat backs. 45" wide fabric is the perfect width. I've used binding for the edges and ties but I prefer using ties made from the fabric. I usually use fusible batting and layer the batting and two cuts of fabric sewn right sides together and sew the ties in with the seams. After turning the right sides out I then machine quilt it. The front seat is deep enough so you can wrap it around the front of the seat and tuck it under the seat with ties to secure it. The back seat just ties on the handles. However the fabric fades in the sun so I usually make it reversible. Never had any problems with the stitching coming out. We used our golf cart in the campground where we stayed all summer and used it every day several times a day. The covers usually lasted about two to three years before they got too faded to look good. As far as the seat backs, you can pop the upholstered pads out of the frame, wrap the fabric around them and stapled to the back and then popped them back in. My golf cart is currently at my son's house but if you would like the measurements please let me know and I'll try get them.
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    Happy Days!!! I am retired and have fabric and a sewing machine...what could be better than that?

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