Picture of Quilting an iPad Case
In this review I will go over the steps to construct a beautiful iPad case.  This takes very little material and can be completed in a day if you stick to it.

We used a disappearing 9 patch technique with 1/4" seams.

Also start by taking a piece of cardboard and a marker to trace an iPad to use as a template and for reference during the tutorial.
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Step 1: Setting up the disappearing 9 patch

Picture of Setting up the disappearing 9 patch
In this tutorial we will be using the disappearing 9 patch technique.  This technique involves a standard 9 patch being cut evenly to make 4 different pieces (4 large squares, 8 small rectangles and a small square).

Step 1:  Choose 9 pieces of fabric and press all fabric before starting to have accurate cuts.

Step 2:  Using 9 different prices of material, cut 27 4" x 4" square patches.

Step 3:  Using the 27 pieces, arrange three 9 patches.  For this size of case, we chose one fabric to be the center of each of the three 9 patches, and 8 random patterns to complete the rest of the 9 patch.

Step 4:  Sew the 9 patch squares together.

Step 5:  Press all seams flat on both sides to flatten the 9 patch for more accurate sewing and cutting later.

Step 6:  Cut excess threads.  (Do not pull threads!)

Step 7:  Disappearing 9 patch technique - Cut each 9 patch horizontal and vertical in the middle evenly.

Step 2: Putting it together

Picture of Putting it together
Step 8:  Arrange the cut 9 patch squares and stitch together in 2 groups of 6 squares.

Step 9:  Press seams flat again.

Step 10:  Measure 12 1/2" from bottom to top on both pieces and cut off excess.  (We did not cut anything off the sides)

Step 11:  Cut 2 pieces of thin batting the same size as each of your 2 pieces from the 9 patch.

Step 12:  Pin material to batting and then use a decorative stitch to follow the main seams.
FreeTibet4 years ago
Beautiful work! I'm going to adapt it to make a case for my 17" laptop. The few that are available commercially are ridiculously expensive.
emilygailrn4 years ago
Love this! Perfect for all the trendy ipads out now!!! One can tell this is made perfectly and will be very useful to protect our ipads!! Wonderful idea! You have my vote!
canida4 years ago
This is beautiful!
Now I'm thinking of all sorts of ways to make and customize my own. Thanks for sharing.
mcironlung (author)  canida4 years ago
Glad I could be of help! This was the first instructable I have posted, and it has been very exciting.