Thursday, January 31, 2013

Quilt As You Go iPad Case

My husband and I have a rule that we don't get each other Christmas presents. For a few reasons, but mainly because if we really want something, we usually just buy it (or wait until it gets discounted!) So that naughty husband of mine broke the rules this year and bought me an iPad. I was very excited, but also felt a twinge of guilt that I had stuck to the rule and bought him nothing for Christmas.

After Christmas we had lots of family around and it gave me some good time to relax and get a lot of sewing done. One of the first things I did was make myself a case for my new iPad.

I'd seen a few quilt as you go projects around and I really wanted to try it. I used this tutorial by Oh, Fransson! and it was really great.

The panel has a few wonky bits but as far as a first time qayg project goes I think it came out well!

I used fabrics I had in my stash. They are:

Mustard - Love Birds by Michael Miller and the two that look like little flowers in the wind are  pieces from an Umbrella Prints Trimmings Pack.

Blues - Bright Sky Dot, Bright Sky Twiggy and and Bright Sky Tiny Deer, all from Oh Deer! by Momo for Moda.

Grey - small dot and large dot, both from an Umbrella Prints trimmings pack.

I decided the back didn't need to be another qayg panel, so I just quilted a piece of the Bright Sky Twiggy fabric, which I love.

I used the fabulous iPad case tutorial by One Shabby Chick. It is a really great tutorial which I used last year when I made a cover for my sister for her birthday.

It fits perfectly both with and without the protective case I have on the iPad.

I'm finding myself quite addicted to the qayg method - have you tried it? What have you made?


  1. Gorgeous! I love the blue deer fabric. Hey I would love you to come and have a look at my dollhouse! Suz:)

  2. This is gorgeous! And thank you for posting a link to a QAYG tutorial. I love it!

  3. I love your fabric selection Ros. Never tried qayg but can't wait to give it a shot. Lucky duck you are.

    Anne xx

  4. Looks fabulous, Ros!!! QAYG is on my To Do list...

  5. This is wonderful! I have not tried QAYG, but I've been circling it for a while. I think this just might give me the push that I need! Thanks, Ros. :)

  6. Looks great - love the QAYG method....takes a bit of time but the end product is SO worth it.

  7. This is really lovely - just followed your link to qayg - brilliant - thanks lots. x Jo

  8. Gorgeous work! Love the fabrics combinations!! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  9. Really beautiful! I love the juxtaposition of technology with an age old craft like quilting.
    -Ana from

  10. So cute! I love the fabric you picked, it looks great!

  11. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!

  12. I want to make this but am wondering what the inside looks like? Is it the backing of the qayg (canvas or other stiff fabric) or did you sew other fabric to it? Thanks.

    1. Hi, yes there is a lining fabric. In the original tutorial by One Shabby Chick she shares how to sew the lining, leaving a gap and turning it through. Hope that helps :)

  13. Ros I've been looking through your blog and found this. I just have to try it. Looks great and different from usual.


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