I saw a blog on a car seat cover, and decided that it would be even cuter as a quilt!! So, here's how I made mine.
What you will need:
A quilt that measures 22 x 44 (I'll talk about this size in just a bit)
4 coordnating fabric (Scraps!!) 2 1/2 inches by 10 inches
2 2 1./2 x 10 inch interfacing
4 snaps (or 2 big buttons)
I'll work through the options, so read it all before you go shopping! :)
Step 1: Your Quilt
I have made 4 of these covers for friends, and they have each been a little bit different. The size that I like the best is 22x44. This size works good because it completly covers the car seat but doesn't drag on the floor. If you choose to make it bigger, I wouldn't go beyond 26x 50. But use a size that works well with the pattern you choose.
This quilt is a nine patch each nine patch measures 5 1/2 inches. There are 4 nine patches across and 8 nine patches long. (22x44)
This is my most recent quilt, and you will notice that I angled the corners. After I had it quilted, I cut diaganaly through each of the corner nine patches. Not only does it look super cute it also makes it so that the quilt is less likely to get caught under the car seat.
(The Mickey Mouse quilt was a four patch with solids and they measure 4 1/4. There are 6 across and 11 long. with a 1 1/2 inch border and a 2 1/2 inch border (24 x 44) )
I don't use batting in these quilts. This is because the batting makes the quilt heavier and I want the quilts to be breathable.
Piece your quilt and then quilt and bind it. The steps following are how to turn it into a cover!!