Saturday, August 4, 2012

A Birthday Gift For My MIL

My MIL's birthday is tomorrow and every year it is a challenge to figure out what to give to her.  As she has some lower back issues I thought about making her a heating pad that she can heat up in the microwave.  I found an excellent tutorial from Abbie of The Green Wife for a Heating Pad Tutorial.

 It finishes up at 18" x 7" and took me just about an hour to make.

Sure hope she likes it.  Oh well, I'm making her a cake too so my chances are good that she'll be happy.
Ciao~
Susan

9 comments:

  1. Lovely! I just made something similar this week - but for the freezer :)

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  2. Oh, I like that one. She also will.

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  3. The tutorial uses serging. Did you serge yours or skip that step? I'm doing spa-themed items for a silent auction basket and this would fit the bill, but I don't have a serger. Yours turned out great!

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  4. The tutorial uses serging. Did you serge yours or skip that step? I'm doing spa-themed items for a silent auction basket and this would fit the bill, but I don't have a serger. Yours turned out great!

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  5. Something else to think about, that if these get used a lot they can get a little grungy, and they don't really wash, so a little custom pillow case or two might be a good addition.

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    1. Love this idea! Velcro would work very well as a closure.

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  6. I am sure she will love it.

    Sandy H: I have a Janome and have a foot that does a fake serging stitch (doesn't cut the fabric). It is the 'C' foot.

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  7. So pretty, and I'm sure she will love it! What did you fill it with?

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  8. Nothing like a hand-made gift! I'm sure she'll love it! Can't wait to hear about the cake too! ;-)

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