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Thread: Designer Steering Wheel Cover

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    Designer Steering Wheel Cover

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    Thank you for taking the time to do this for us.

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    hmmm, I think maybe I need a quilted steering wheel cover. I hate putting my hands on a cold steering wheel in the winter.

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    I saw this when you first posted. Thanks for tute think I will give this a go.

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    Thank you for this tute Judy! I've been using a purchased one for many years, as my van sits in the sun most of the time, and I don't like a HOT steering wheel! It needs to be replaced, and this is just what I needed to get myself a new one.
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    thanks for taking the time to share this with the QB
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    Thank you for sharing!!
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    Thanks for sharing. How long is the piece of elastic?

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    Thank you very much

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    These would make great Christmas gifts - we should start a list of steering wheel sizes for different vehicles. I would love to make one for a friend who will be moving next spring to Florida, 2014 Ford F150. Anyone know the size??

    Thanks for the tutorial

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvrazz View Post
    Thanks for sharing. How long is the piece of elastic?
    Cut elastic 20" shorter than circumference of wheel. Zig zag ends securely together I meant to put this info in tute sorry

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    Last edited by judy363905; 11-03-2014 at 07:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheryl7758 View Post
    These would make great Christmas gifts - we should start a list of steering wheel sizes for different vehicles. I would love to make one for a friend who will be moving next spring to Florida, 2014 Ford F150. Anyone know the size??

    Thanks for the tutorial
    Cheryl, it is really better to measure intended wheel as you need that snugg fit also on a truck cover you may want to add 1/2 inch to the width to acomadate a bulkier wheel you that model has one. The finish width of cover is approx. 4"

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    Quote Originally Posted by judy363905 View Post
    Cheryl, it is really better to measure intended wheel as you need that snugg fit also on a truck cover you may want to add 1/2 inch to the width to acomadate a bulkier wheel you that model has one. The finish width of cover is approx. 4"

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    Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judy363905 View Post
    Cut elastic 20" shorter than circumference of wheel. Zig zag ends securely together I meant to put this info in tute sorry

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    20" shorter? - I would think just 2", is this right?

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    You are very kind to take the time to do this! Thank you very, very much!

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    Thanks for the tutorial, can't wait to make one.

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    Thank you for making a tutorial. I saw your earlier post an thought "what a great idea!" especially since the colors you chose would match my car perfectly.
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    Thank you so much for the post...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheryl7758 View Post
    20" shorter? - I would think just 2", is this right?
    Cheryl normally elastic is cut half the length. I find that for a 46" wheel 26" cut and joined is just right. 2" shorter would nit give you the stretch need to bring outsides toward the middle Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by judy363905 View Post
    Cheryl normally elastic is cut half the length. I find that for a 46" wheel 26" cut and joined is just right. 2" shorter would nit give you the stretch need to bring outsides toward the middle Hope this helps

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    Thanks for clarifying - just sounded like an awful lot to subtract. Makes more sense now.

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    Thanks Judy for this tutorial. My steering wheel gets cold even here in the middle of North Carolina. And I remember Patti Cook from PAQA (Phoenix Area Quilting Association). And I thunk she belonged to Busy Bees but not sure about that. I do remember a Volkswagen beetle car quilt she made - really cute. I suppose it's possible I know you, too. Been away from Phoenix since 2003.

    Thanks for the cool tote -
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    i used sleeper foot fabric- the gripper kind-as the backing. it grips really well! dh is getting a new car this week and i think it would make a lovely present, don't you!? wish i knew what color he is getting. guess i'll have to use 'builders' beige' . thanks for the very timely tute!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    i used sleeper foot fabric- the gripper kind-as the backing. it grips really well! dh is getting a new car this week and i think it would make a lovely present, don't you!? wish i knew what color he is getting. guess i'll have to use 'builders' beige' . thanks for the very timely tute!
    Do you put the grippers on the inside so they touch the steering wheel or the outside for your hands? In my head both are options.

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    Thanks for sharing..

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    Hope you are having fun making these, here is a couple more examples.
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