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« on: July 27, 2006 10:57:52 PM »

perhaps like most of you, i searched and searched for a padded laptop sleeve to keep my new laptop safe from the evils of scratches and bumps, but i couldn't find one that really fit my fancy.

so i thought, heck - i'll make my own!

i used some pretty thick fusible web (1.5 yards - i did come out with extra, but i decided to go for the big flap so i'm glad i had enough to go all the way around three times, if that makes sense)
a crib quilt's size worth of batting (wool/cotton, but i just used the cheapest i could find)
and a yard or so of flannel (purple for the inside)
and a yard or so of the printed cotton (from my favorite fabric store, dell fabrics!)
oh and some bias tape. originally, i was going to do something with ribbon and a button, but i got lazy.

*i forgot to say (since i abandoned the button idea) i still need to buy some velcro, but i was too excited tonight to not post it!!*

so here's the final product!

this was my first time quilting like that (i've done hawaiian quilting and a quilt with no quilting) so does anyone have tips on how to make it look better next time?  it went from squares to diamonds and that really frustrated me!!
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2006 02:24:53 AM »

that looks really nice.
i love the fabric you used!

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2006 07:54:45 PM »

being really new to quilting myself I don't have any advice, but I will say that it looks excellent the way it is.  I just did a search for laptop sleeves, and I think I just might use your idea if it doesn't bother you too much.  I have a bunch of leftover quilt batting from the last quilt I made (am still making, actually... still gotta do the binding!).  Anyway, don't worry about the diamonds... I really think they look excellent that way!  This is probably going to be my next project, because my new laptop is on order (also a mac!).

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2006 08:32:27 PM »

Fab idea! It's very Very Bradley but waaay cooler because it's your own.
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2006 10:17:22 PM »

That's so nice! I really like that fabric Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2006 09:13:30 PM »

This is very cute, and you should be pleased with the results, especially for your first quilted project.
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2006 09:52:43 PM »

that's BEAUTIFUL!!!

oh man, i love it!


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