quilted heating pad.

04 March 2013

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quilted heating pad.
it's march 4th, folks.
that means that today is MY day for the fat quarter gang.

i'm gonna show y'all how to make a quilted heating pad.
it's SUPER simplistic and perfect for aches, pains and general warmness.

the tutorial is over on the art gallery fabrics blog.
so, go check it out and tell me what y'all think.
(direct link here.)

and as promised ...
a set of fat quarters (that matches the set i used for my project) is up for grabs.
one of y'all lucky readers will win all 8 of the fat quarters pictured above.

to get in on the giveaway ...
my rules: leave a comment telling me which you like more: dots or stripes.
art gallery's rules: subscribe to the art gallery fabrics blog AND follow art gallery fabrics on pinterest and facebook.
(winner will be drawn thursday.)

hope y'all enjoy.

xo, rachel

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136 comments:

LC said...

Great tutorial! Visually, I prefer stripes to dots, but dots play better in my stash. I follow Art Gallery on all the various and sundry social media!

Elaine said...

I follow! And I love dots the best! Love your tutorial! I will be making some of these! Thank you!
satterfieldfamily(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Joy said...

Great tutorial, I will be making one or two of these. I like both, but prefer stripes as they look amzing when used for binding
Joy UK xx

Jessica said...

Dots, for sure! I follow Art Gallery in all of the places mentioned!

Melissa said...

Most certainly stripes for me! melissalaine(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Katie B said...

Tough choice! I'm going stripes.

Marie Furmanski said...

I love dots the best---reminds me of Mom!

ErinEscapes said...

Stripes although I wear more dots... but stripes because they can focus your eyes on an area or point you away. Also love this tutorial I will give it a go when I have a spare five minutes :D x

Jo said...

I am more into stripes!

Beth Branstetter said...

I love both, but if I had to pick, I'd go with dots! :)

~Kelie~ said...

I like both but if I have to pick just one I'd say stripes! Love the tutorial! Thanks for the chance to win!

submariner's wife said...

Dots or stripes...dots or stripes....I'd have to go with stripes. I find myself attracted to "industrial" type shapes/patterns, and stripes fit that category more than dots do.

I follow on facebook! :)

Robin said...
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Andrea Lui said...

do crosshatches count as stripes? i follow art gallery on pinterest

Cheryl said...

I am a sucker for dots because no directions needed for the pattern!!

Cute pattern!

Robin said...

oh I love dots way more than stripes! I follow Art Gallery!

Johanna said...

I love dots and stripes! I think dots are easier to work with, but stipes add lots to a project. I guess I'll go with dots. I follow Art Gallery on Pinterest and I follw their blog too!

Laura said...

I like both! I was just sitting here, back in pain, wishing I had my heating pad at work, when I came across your tutorial. I will have to make one of these!

Wendy said...

great tutorial, I really do need to make one of these, I curse myself for not having done so every time I have neck ache!

Dots or stripes? How can you make me choose?? stripy dots!

Jan said...

I go back and forth. Right now, it's dots, for me.

Terry Kessinger said...

What a perfect gift! I'm thinking this might be a good 'rites of passage' gift to a young teenage girl, what do you think?

I like dots, but I LOVE stripes. I'm a nautical girl deep down. Thanks for the giveaway!

Your work is so amazing. Every.Time.

Laura V said...

That is such a hard decision!! If I had to choose one, I would say dots. I have some of the Art Gallery Oval Elements in my stash and love them!

SoSarahSews said...

Dots!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Dots for me! I follow AGF on Facebook Pinterest & their blog.

lynaeve said...

I follow them and liked them. I like dots the best

Siobhán said...

I'm an AGF on their blog, Pinterest & FB!

I like both but tend to use dots more.

Love the tutorial!

B Greene said...

What a great (and much-needed) tutorial! Thanks for sharing. I follow AGF in all the required ways.

anorthowife said...

well, i'm a polka dot girl myself, however, i find myself using more stripes simply because they go more with my "look".

Renee said...

Stripes, though dots are growing on me (not literally)!

harleywife57 said...

DOTS !!!!! however !! I like stripes also ~~ :D

fenna said...

great tutorial!! I subscribe to agf blog and like their fb page :)

Simply Greener Things said...

Very fun post!!! I love both, but Id choose dots if I had to =)!

MonikaC said...

Cute heating pad! I love dots and stripes! I think if I had to choose just one, it would be stripes. I think it depends on the day and the project! :)

Kris said...

Very cute. Normally I choose dots but lately I have seen some great angle quilts done in stripes so now I 'want' to do more stripes.

Samantha said...

Lovely! Love the emerald print. I like dots. Thanks for the chance! I follow AGF on FB and their blog.

Ashley Cunningham said...

I love dots but that means I keep almost no stripes and I need to be better about stashing those!

Dianne Mitzel said...

I love dots, and I follow your blog,, and will go to Art Gallery, love their fabrics...thanks for great giveaway..

teridodds said...

I love stripes the most! Very cute tutorial!

Mary T said...

I just love this project! I use a heating pad daily, with an old pillowcase on it. LOL This is just brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing this adorable project!

Mary T said...

P.S. .... dots!

Kate said...

Who doesn't love fat quarters? And free FQs, wheeee. Super cute tutorial, thanks, need to make up a couple of these!

Andee said...

Love dots! Any color dots just make me smile!

Karenkay said...

Dots....and thanks for the tutorial!

Amanda May said...

Stripes!!!

natski said...

I never thought of making a seperate cover forthe heat pad so you can wash it, great idea. Thanks for the tutorial

Carol said...

If you need a heating pad it should be a cute quilted one, thanks for the pattern. My favorite is Dots.

Allison C said...

Could definitely use this cover! I will be putting this on my to-do list. I follow AGF rules and prefer dots!

Debbie Weishaar said...

Great tutorial and I can't wait to make some for gifts. I like dots!

Beatrice Jade said...

I love dots! Well, working with them - they're easier to work into a group of other fabrics.

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Beatrice Jade said...

I am following AGF on Pinterest and FB. I also pinned this on my fabric giveaway board. (Didn't know if a second comment was needed as an entry)

msmauclair@gmail.com

Pinspot said...

This is exactly the tutorial I needed today. My sweet daughter is getting cold at night in her room over the garage in our new house. Thanks! As for dots or stripes... it depends!

foodmathquilts said...

I'm addicted to striped bindings, but hardly use either strips or dots in my quilts (something to fix perhaps ...)

Thanks,
Sarah

Slowpoke said...

Great tutorial Rachel! Thank you.
I love dots best. I'd love to win those lovely fabrics
please. Thanks for a chance.

Slowpoke said...

I'm following AGF on Face Book.

Colleen said...

Dots!

This Dog's Mom said...

Hi Rachel. I like dots - they seem so happy. Thanks for the tutorial for the heating pad. All that cheerful fabric would certainly help chase away the aches and pains. And thanks for your inspiring blog!

Carol said...

I follow of course!

Dots, dots, dots! I collect and use dots all the time.

giddy99 said...

I follow you and AGF! I prefer stripes, BUT, have found it preferable to quilt with dots (I don't stress about the direction of the fabrics as much as I do with stripes)! :)

annemarie said...

Love this tutorial - I love polka dots.

annemarie said...

I follow you and AGF on facebook and pinterest.

Heather B said...

I love Stripes!

Heather B said...

I follow AGF's blog, pinterest, and their Facebook! Thanks!

Jessica Killpack said...

I love dots. I think they're easier to work with because you don't have to worry about anything being in a certain direction. I follow AFG in all ways mentioned(: Thanks for the giveaway! xo

Hannah said...

I love dots!

Barb said...

You want me to play favorites?! Okay, today I like stripes best.

Hannah said...

I follow AGF's blog and like them on facebook

Kristy fordhook1 said...

I follow Art Gallery on Facebook as of now, and I like dots a wee bit more than stripes.

JoyceLM said...

I love dots. I subscribe to the AGF blog & follow them on Facebook. Thanks.

scottylover said...

I love me some Pokey-dots as my niece called then when she was little! And I follow AGF on their blog and on Facebook!


Sandy A

Sarah Russett said...

Iove stripes because you can change the orientation of them to get different effects. Thanks for the chance!
srussett514(at)yahoo(dot)com

Christine Slaughter said...

Thanks for a great tutorial! I have found myself drawn to dots a lot more lately than I have stripes. I just love 'em!

I follow AGF on FB & Pinterest, and I subscribe to their blog. I also follow you on FB!

Carmen Nuland said...

Right now I am totally in love with dots. Thanks for the chance to win (I follow your blog GFC and AGF on pinterest)

Becky S. said...

Great project! I love polka dots the most, but I love to use stripes for binding.
I subscribe to the AGF blog and follow them on Twitter.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Foster Momma said...

Oh that is a very tough choice...I love poka dots. But there is nothing I more than a stripe binding!

Lindsey F. said...

I love dots but I have been using stripes for my bindings lately so I guess you could say I am a fan of both.

BKringel said...

Love dots the most.... I already follow AGF on FB and subscribe to their blog. Thanks for the opportunity.
-- Bernadine

Julia said...

Dots! I'm partial to dots!

Laura said...

Dots. Something about dots reminds me of when I was little. Love polka dots.

Terri Mosier said...

I just love polka dots! I never was too much a fan of stripes, maybe cuz they make you look wider? lol. Great tutorial!

Margaret said...

Hmmmm... I'll say dots. Although I do love stripes. I need one of these heating pads right now for my back.

Deborah said...

Definitely dots. Thanks for a great tutorial. I follow AGF on FB (Deborah Gunthorpe) and subscribe to their newsletter.

Melissa said...

I prefer dots. Thanks for the great tutorial - I love your cover! I follow AGF on pinterst and get their newsletter, but I don't use facebook.

A couple of tips on the heatpacks:
-If you add some flaxseed to your rice mix, it makes the pack stay hot longer, and the smaller seeds conform to your body better than plain rice.
-I always sew channels in my heatpacks so the filling stays put instead of sliding to one side. I make mine like yours, but when it is time to fill, I sew a partial line across the pack about 3 inches from the bottom, fill that section and sew the rest of the way across the partial line to close. Repeat another 3 inches up the bag, etc, until you've filled the whole thing. It is a little more time consuming, but it is worth the end result!

Dawn said...

I have to say dots. Definitely dots. I already follow Art Gallery!

Nita said...

Already follow art gallery, and I love dots!

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

Dots! They are more forgiving than stripes.

memmens said...

Thanks for sharing a great tutorial, I could do with a heat pad today on my back.

I think I slightly prefer dots over stripes but it's a tough choice!

I follow AGF's all over the place!

Elisabetta said...

thank you so much for this giveaway, the fabrics are gorgeous and of course thank you for your great tutorial, I liked it.... my favorite print is... both, it depends on specific prints I assume, but I think they (dots & stripes) can be mixed togheter with a nice effect too

Gigi said...

I prefer dots to stripes but I like working with both. I love your little project!

Tammy said...

Great tutorial. Love the fabrics you chose for it. I allready am subscribed to Art gallery fabrics blog and facebook page. I love dots....Big dots little dots or mulit sized dots. I love them all.Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Marilyn said...

dots dots dots!

Elsa said...

What a great idea to cover my really awful looking heating pad.
I like dots.
Thanks for the tutorial and this wonderful giveaway!
I follow Art Gallery's blog and on Facebook too!

Mary Mac said...

That one is easy, Stripes all the way. Love the wonderful tutorial.

patti said...

Love 'em both but if I had to pick one I'd say dots! Love these fabrics, love the tutorial and I am subscribed and following all of the required social media!

jenni said...

Ugggggh. West question ever, RG. Why don't we just chop the baby in half?

Ok. Dots.

Lisa said...

great tutorial! dots dots dots ... I'm already all signed up with Art Gallery

krazgrl said...

Ohhh man, I just made one of these last night. But it sure wasn't as cute and definitely not quilted like yours. I'll definitiely be adding this pattern to my stash. Thanks for sharing.

jules said...

AWESOME TUTORIAL!! I LOVE DOTS MYSELF, BUT I LIKE THE MIX VERY MUCH!!! PICK ME PICK ME!

Julie said...

Stripes. Polka dots can make your eyes go crazy. I really like stripes in varying widths in the same piece. I still love seeing your postage stamp quilt from your last post! What color did you go with for the back?

Michelle Wagner said...

definitely stripes. i am a linear kind of chick. thanks for the tutorial, this will really come in handy!

Pat said...

I am definitely a dot lover. Thanks for the tutorial. Never thought about making a new cover for the heating pad. At least something is cheery when you are in pain.

Katy said...

I follow AGF on pinterest and FB

B said...

Thanks for the tutorial.
Stripes are my favorite.

abengel said...

Oh, dots, for sure. abengel(at)zoominternet(dot)net

smilingwoman said...

Well my daughter-in-law (a new mother) loves polka dots, and I love linework and stripes... but even better, I LOVE the curvy ziggy-zaggy ribbon stripe with DOTS on the peaks (the one with the dark background)! I would love to win this pack of fat quarters to make something for my new granddaughter!

TanasiGirl said...

Stripes, plain and fancy! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mimi said...

I love dots most... they just scream FUN!!! Thanks for the tutorial... this would be a perfect gift!

Garilyn S said...

I prefer dots mostly.
I follow Art Gallery in the various ways listed!

Emily C said...

I love dots. I follow on facebook only. I don't do pinterest.

Rachelle said...

I prefer dots, I follow AGF in all the requested ways.

Emily said...

I like most of my scrap quilts to have bits of dots and stripes in them, but I find dots easier to work with. Thanks for the chance to win some fabric!

Patty said...

Definitely dots! I meet all of the requirements. I love the fabrics for the heating pad!

Kathy said...

Following and I love the dots!! Thanks for the chance.

sandra said...

I love the tutorial and I love the dots the best I follow AGF on blog and Pinterest and I also follow you.

Joan H. said...

I would love to win these for my quilter friend Chris -

Jennyroo said...

I love to wear stripes (seriously, my whole closet is full of horizontal stripes!) but I prefer to quilt with dots. In fact I don't think I have a single striped piece of fabric in my stash, weird, huh? I subscribe to the AGF blog and like them on FB and follow them on pinterest, so I think I meet all the necessary criteria to be entered in the draw!

hueisei said...

I love dots the best!!

Sarina said...

I'm very partial to stripes (I like dots, but I love stripes more) especially a striped bias binding. :)

Cecilia said...

I love dots, but stripes are great for bindings. Thanks for the giveaway. I follow AGF on Facebook.

Katie Cohagen said...

I am definitely loving dots right now. Andrews of dots that create stripes are even better!

Karrie S said...

I like stripes. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Andrea said...

I like dots best most of the time...and I really do like stripes the rest of the time. I follow Art Gallery Quilts in all ways possible. Thanks for the giveaway.

BellBell said...

I am normally a dot girl all the way, but I really like that wavy stripe with the hint of a dot at the top that was used in the tutorial. Super cute!!! I follow the blog and FB. The Pinterest is fabulous so many great ideas....would not miss it!! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

JaneB said...

What great fabrics and a great tutorial. If I have to pick between dots and stripes I think I have to choose stripes for their appeal as cool binding material. But I really like both.
I follow AGF on Facebook.

Beth said...

Dots for me!
I follow the AGF blog, the FQGang/AGF on Pinterest, and on Twitter.

Anna said...

I think stripes, though dots most definitely have their place!! I follow AGF all over the show

Julie Thompson said...

I follow Art Gallery's blog, Pinterest and Facebook....I am such a sucker for dots and have started to try really hard to use more stripes :)

debbymom said...

Generally, I'm a dot gal. Really haven't met a dot I didn't instantly like. Stripes can be very pushy if you allow them to be bold. (Though I prefer looking at stripes for bias bindings and/or small borders.) Following Art Gallery's blog.

Jayme said...

I have followed the rules and I'd love to win these fabrics!! Thx!

Molly said...

I'm a big fan of dots. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Wieke said...

Dots! But stripes for binding :)

Mary D said...

Dots and more dots.
MaryD
www.stitchesonmyneedle.blogspot.com

amidthismoment said...

I much prefer dots. Especially all of the different fun ones that are available now.

-Bobbi
amid.this.moment at gmail dot com

craftytammie said...

hmm. dots for piecing and stripes for binding!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Stripes all the way! Perfect for binding ;)

I follow AGF everywhere too.

The Rx quilter said...

Dots for quilting, stripes to wear :) Lisa in Texas

swakins said...

I tend to be a stripe sort of gal.
Love the hot pack, going to make a few of these for gifts.

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