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Thread: Qulited Arm Chair Organizer - DONE

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    A little while ago, I posted a request for a pattern for an arm chair organizer for my DH's remotes. He is always losing the darn things and since he is so sweet enabling me in my addiction, I wanted to make something for him. (Made him a quilt for Christmas). Well on Saturday we were in Joann's and I had him pick material out and here is the result. I used headliner foam for the back and quilted the body of the organizer. I didn't want the big pocket for the magazine to sag, so hubby came up with the idea of using the thin metal bars from hanging file folders to give it support. It worked great. He loves it and is very proud of his collection of remotes. :lol:

    Thanks to all who helped me find the patterns.
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    Now that is awesome! I've gotta make my hubby one of these :) Thanks for sharing.

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    That turned out just GREAT!! :thumbup: The color's are perfect for your chair, too. I am so glad you have shared the finished project with all of us!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    Great remote organizer! What a collection of remotes and I thought my DH had quite a few, but!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thanks. I thought he did a great job picking out the material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    Great remote organizer! What a collection of remotes and I thought my DH had quite a few, but!!!!!!!!!!
    Does you hubby ever lose the remote and walk around the room looking for it bypassing the TV several times but not change the channel until he finds the romote?? :lol:

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    I like it!!!

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    very nice. I've been wanting to make one for my self. Thanks for the idea

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    That is not only nice looking but a fantastic ideal. I need one of those myself. Not sure I would be smart enough to make it. You did a super job.

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    That is so cool. Great fabric. You did a wonderful job.

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    I like it and am thinking I might need to make one for DH's birthday in March :lol:

    Eee-gads that's a lotta remotes...I wondered which pattern you'd go with. This is perfect! I love your DH's idea of using the metal rod to keep the mags from sagging.

    How long did you make the opposite side, long enough to 'tuck in'? Did you weight the opposite side down at all?

    Thanks for sharing.

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    This is so nice and love the color matching. I need to make one too although hubby does not have so many remote's like yours hehehehe they seem to love them.

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    Wow, why does he have so many remotes? I love the organizer and the color matches the chair!

    Where did you find your pattern? Also don't understand about the metal? Please explain, thanks

    Karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paula Z in AZ
    I like it and am thinking I might need to make one for DH's birthday in March :lol:

    Eee-gads that's a lotta remotes...I wondered which pattern you'd go with. This is perfect! I love your DH's idea of using the metal rod to keep the mags from sagging.

    How long did you make the opposite side, long enough to 'tuck in'? Did you weight the opposite side down at all?

    Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for the nice comments, The entire body finished at 34.5 inches, but I just eyeballed the yard of fabric and then measured the length of the arm of the chair from front to back. It finished at about 12.5 inches wide. I looked at all the wonderful sites with free patterns that every one on her gave me and combined them to suit my purposes. The only thing I would do different is make the pockets about 1/2 inches wider to compensate for the width of the remotes and it is a little tighter fit than I had intended. I did make a little pleat at the bottom for that purpose. I after I had quilted the front to the headliner foam I use for the back, I draped it over the arm and estimated how much I needed to tuck in, or tack to the underframe of the chair if needed (which I didn't). After I put the pockets on, I just used premade double wide bias tape to bind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Wow, why does he have so many remotes? I love the organizer and the color matches the chair!

    Where did you find your pattern? Also don't understand about the metal? Please explain, thanks

    Karen
    Why does he have so many remotes??? I have no clue, though he wants me to tell you that he knows what they all go to ;)

    He picked the fabric. He has a pretty good eye, sometimes he helps me with coordinating fabrics.

    As far as the metal rod goes, the remote pocket fabric is attached to the large pocket for a magazine. I was afraid that the weight of the remotes (although I really had no idea he had that many) would make it gap. So I mentioned it to hubby and he thought for a while and then came out of my office with the metal frame from the top of hanging file folders. When they get old the cardboard which is wrapped around them comes loose, so I had some in the bottom of my portable file box I carry in my car for work. It was too long so he cut them to fit, I wrapped the ends in duct tape so it wouldn't poke through the fabric. I place a piece of single fold bias tape on the back of the body parallel to where the magazine pocket would be and then folded over the magazine pocket about 2/3 inch to slide the metal in (not actually a rod, it is flat). I was careful to keep the metal short enough that it just missed being in the way of the binding...although a slight miscalculation did result in a broken needle :oops:

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    like the idea, maybe i need to make one for my home

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    Wow!!! I thought I had a lot of remotes...............
    Nice job.

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    That came out great. Looks like it belongs with the chair.

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    Great idea! I need it for my home...

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone. If the folks on this board hadn't directed me to some patterns, it would have been a whole lot harder.

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    way cool. and i thought we had alot of remotes :lol:

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    Wow...that is a great idea!!!

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    This is SUCH a wonderful idea!!! :) Looks great too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Shivesa
    This is SUCH a wonderful idea!!! :) Looks great too.
    Thanks. But believe it or not he still loses the remote to the TV! :roll: :lol:

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    Awesome!! I really like it! :thumbup:

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