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Thread: Quilted carseat canopy cover

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    Quilted carseat canopy cover

    I'm done with my second quilting project! I made a car seat cover for our first son, who really should make his entrance any day now.

    It has no batting, since we almost live in Mexico, and was made from dragon-themed fat quarters, thin muslin, the mesh of an old frayed laundry bag, ribbon and Lego pieces for the buttons.



    The FMQ isn't ideal, but I was taken aback by how much more difficult it is to FMQ on very thin fabrics without batting. It puckers up so easily! I'll get better with time, I'm sure.



    I couldn't bind it entirely as it was much too small and thin, so I chose to bind the flap and handles instead, along with making a "frame" out of muslin binding for the window. It's good practice, I'm getting more confident with it. You can blame my husband for the makeshift Lego buttons



    Now this might not make any sense to anyone over the age of 30, but there used to be a webcomic called Homestar Runner that nerds of my generation were fans of in the early 2000's. This one-armed dragon, Trogdor, was half-man, half-dragon and burninating the countryside... and the peasants, etc. My husband was a big fan, so I thought he'd enjoy this applique.

    So that's it! I'm gonna relax and make something for myself before tackling my project for grandma... maybe a spring purse!

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    How very clever you are. This is really cute. Thanks for sharing. BrendaK
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    clever ideal...
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    I have never seen these before and this week I have seen 2, very clever !!
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    That is cute.

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    Very cute, really good idea.

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    How clever !!!!! Love it!!!!!
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    very clever....very pretty!

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    That is adorable!!!
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    Wonderful and I love the leggo idea.

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    Great job - love the idea of recycling the laundry bag. Good luck with the little one!!

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    Very adorable and creative. I love how you repurposed the laundry bag for this project. Great job and best wishes for an easy delivery and wonderful child.

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    That is really cute. Did you have a pattern and if so, do you mind sharing name and number.

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    You did a great job Congrats on the little one to be
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    Thanks everyone for the kind words!

    I didn't use a pattern, but based it off of these :

    http://www.sewdangcutecrafts.com/201...at-canopy.html (for the general concept and the idea of the window - though she doesn't use mesh, just a hole with a flap cover)

    http://www.ashevillequiltguild.org/A...or%20Linus.pdf (for the quilt itself, but I did the borders in smaller pieces - cut the east/west pieces to 4 pieces and the north/south pieces to 2 pieces to get more colour in)

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    Good job! In your climate, the shade this will provide will be great for your little one. I agree that your use of the piece of laundry bag is very clever -- you can think outside the box!

    Best wishes on your soon-to-arrive son. Be sure to post pics when he arrives! All QB'rs love babies!
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    How clever, I never thought of using mesh for a cover. It will certainly keep the bugs out. You did a great job. I also like the idea of using the leggos. Good luck to you and your family. Enjoy the new little one. I don't envy you those sleepless nights.

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    That's really cute. I love the little mesh window.

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    Very nice. Congratulations!

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    Very creative and you did a great job!

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