2 pieces 10" x 10" fabric (outside and lining)
1 piece 9" x 9" polyester batting or fusible fleece
1-2" sew on Velcro
Pin the fabrics right sides together and center the batting on top of them. Using a zig-zag stitch, sew around the perimeter, leaving a 2-inch opening to turn the piece inside out.
Cut the seam allowances close, clip the corners and turn inside out. Close the opening with hand stitching. This is the outside fabric. The lining fabric is on the other side.
I decided to quilt diagonal lines, so measuring from corner to corner, I marked dots every 1.5" with a fabric pen (disappearing ink).
Using a walking foot and a quilting guide (that little bar thing that sticks into the walking foot), I used a "quilting" stitch on my machine and sewed
mostly straight lines diagonally every 1.5" inches. If you can get the first line across the center diagonal straight, you can use it and the metal guide to sew the subsequent lines the same distance and angle.
Once the lines in one direction are completed, turn the piece and sew the other lines diagonally across the lines you just sewed. Use the bar as a guide. See how I ran the metal guide over the previous stitch to get the right placement for the next stitch?
Fold the piece back so the outside fabric faces inside. Sew around two sides, clip the corners, and turn inside out. It will be bulky and your stitches may get strained, so be sure to use a thread that has a nice contrast like the blue I used.
And there you have it! I'm looking forward to trying this again and being a little more
precise perfect. The best part of doing this type of project is that it takes very little fabric or time and gets better every time the basic pattern is repeated. If you are one of those perfectionist types, make several of these and give them away - they make great little personal gifts.