Friday, July 1, 2011


I timed it.  To make a tumbler quilt from start to finsh took one hour and 20 minutes.  And that is with occasional breaks and mess ups like when patches would flip over themselves and have to be ripped and re-sewn. 
After that, I quilted the pieces.  I use headliner foam in stuff like this instead of batting.
I made a prototype the day I got my nook.  I still had to cut pieces for this one, but I needed something to protect my nook.  HERE ON MY OTHER BLOG are more details on how to make the cover.  I think this technique  would work for any reader if you follow the rules about adding enough around the edges.
Anyway, I like it.  It turned out just the way that I would have hoped.

It was fun to make and didn't take as long to do as it looks like it did. A great way to amaze friends!  And a great way to use miniature quilt blocks. 

Have a happy weekend!!


  1. I l♥ve your N♥♥k cover!
    I l♥ve my N♥♥k!

  2. Oh, that is so pretty! I never thought of using foam -- what a great idea.

  3. What a great idea!! Thanks for the inspiration. I can't wait to make one myself. Will let you know how it turns out!

  4. I LOVE this! I know nothing about foam but this sounds like the perfect way to protect a reader. I don't think I can do anything in an hour and 20 minutes! I'm off to go look at your instructions.

  5. Both my grandmothers were quilters and I've just made "cheater" quilts with blocks on my sewing machine. No fancy stitches. Your miniature quilt is so very pretty, and I'm inspired! I am going to link to it on one of my sites, too: A Quilt Story: Voices from the Great Depression==>

  6. That is so prettyy! I love the fabric colors. Using foam - so interesting. Never considered that before. Very interesting>