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Teacher Appreciation gifts

Last night at 8pm, I realized I needed to come up with 3 teacher appreciation gifts. I went to the good old trusty iPhone/iPad/E-reader stand (tutorial can be found here). Low and behold 60 minutes later, they were done. Woohoo!!

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Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.

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Tutorial: iPhone/iPad Stand

As promised here is the Tutorial to make a iPhone/iPad (or other electronic device) stand I posted last week.

iPhone Stand

Materials:

  • Fabric 12″ x 9″
  • Cotton
  • 2-3 cups of rice
  • Pellon Ultra Firm 1 1/4″ x 5 3/4″
  • Polyester Fill
  1. Start with a piece of fabric that is 12″ x 9″. Fold in 1/2 and press (6″ x 9″  size once folded)Tutorial_Size
  2. Sew a 1/4 inch seam at the top, with a 1 – 1 1/2 ” gap, and the side of the folded fabric (refer to black lines).
    Tutorial_sew_sides
  3. Fold the fabric so that the side seam is now in the middle at the back. The top will form triangles. I press the seam open for a flat appearance later.Sew along the bottom to form a 1/4 inch seam leaving a 1 – 11/2 inch gap (refer to black lines).
    Tutorial_SewFront
  4. Through one of the holes, feed the fabric through to invert fabric to show right side. Use a chop stick (or other device to ensure the corners are turned completely.
  5. Measure 3 inches from the bottom seam. Mark with chalk on each side (refer to where the chop stick is pointing). This will be the mark you will use to place the Pellon Ultra Firm Strip.
    Tutorial_MarkforUltraFirm
  6. Feed the Pellon Ultra Firm through the whole at the bottom.
    Tutorial_addUltraFirm
  7. Move The Ultra Firm Strip into position with the top aligned with the chalk marks. Pin strip. Sew a border around the strip to ensure it remains in place (refer to black lines).
    Tutorial_SewUltraFirm
  8. Through the hole at the bottom, stuff with polyester filling until fill.
    Tutorial_StuffingFront
  9. Hand sew the bottom hole closed. I use a slip stitch to close my openings.
    Tutorial_StitchFront
  10. For the main pillow, fill with rice. I use a Wilson piping bag to aid in adding the rice through the hole. NOTE: The rice will add a nice weight to the stand to make sure it will support the relevant electronic device.
    Tutorial_RiceFilling
  11. Fill as far as you can, approx. 3/4, or more, fill. You will have room at the top.
    Tutorial_RiceFinished
  12. Fill the rest of the space with the polyester filling.
    Tutorial_FinalStuffing
  13. Hand stitch top opening close.  You now have a complete electronic stand.
    Tutorial_FinishTutorial_FinishSide

My friends are loving these, so I hope your friends do to (or whoever you are gifting it to). If you have any questions or feedback let me know, leave a comment.

Update: I have had several people ask if they can use this also for an iPad. As mentioned in the title, we do use it for an iPad, which is usually used for Netflix/Videos. This means we typically have it in a horizontal position.
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I would agree that this size stand would not work for an iPad if you were wanting to use vertically. I have not provided the measurements, if this is what you would like it for.

This tutorial is for personal use only.

Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.

March Madness – Goal Update

I did not get through all my March goals but I think I did pretty well, and I found out why they call it March Madness around here. My March was just complete madness and went by so fast :-). Here are my finishes and updates. Here are my finishes and updates. Linking up with “A Lovely year of Finishes” and Amanada Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts.
A Lovely Year of Finishes

  1. Bottom, Baste and Quilt, the “Four Seasons in one day” (named after a crowded house song).
    Finished the bottom and basting but still quilting 
  2. Finish 2 sets of chair bags.
    No Progress. 
  3. Finish 1 set of pot holders (custom order)
    Fabric arrived today….hopefully will finish tomorrow.
  4. Finish a E-reader case
    New finish today
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  5. Sew + Finish the Triple zip pouch
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  6. Kiwi Paper Piecing Cushion Cover
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  7. Make 1-2 Blocks for our Madrona Road Challenge
    Checkers Board Block

Continue with my more general goals

  1. Continue with Life Style Challenge with a focus on:
    – No Sugar or Processed Food
    – Exercise 3 times a week
    I did not accomplish this this month
  2. Post 3 times a week min.
    On target
  3. Post a new recipe each week
    On target

WiP: Star Trek e-Reader cover

For Christmas, my mum got a e-reader. She loves Star Trek specifically Spock. Taking these two things guess what I am making her from Mother’s Day – yep, a Star Trek e-reader cover.

Pattern: I am using a pattern by Atkinson Designs – the Reader Wrap. It is pretty easy and quick to put together. You will probably have materials left over.
Material: Black Essex Linen for the spine. Two Star Trek themed Fabric from JoAnn. All material either had Pellon Shape Flex or Pellon Peltex Ultra Firm.

Inside CoverIMG_7030

Close-up of the e-Reader pocketIMG_7037

Outside Cover (sorry for the blurry photo, I will publish a better one for Friday)
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I only have the binding to go so I should have this done for Friday 😉

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced