You will need:
- two different colored fabrics
- measuring tool
- double fold bias tape
Choose the fabric that you want to go on the top on each side and cut 2 to be 14x7.
Then take your batting and cut it to be the size of your 31x7. I did a double layer of batting, but after using it, I would definitely do a triple layer or maybe even 4 layers just because of the heat.
|I used this batting because it can stand the heat since it's all cotton.|
|Winston obviously wanted to help|
You will then want to round all of the corners. I measured about 2 and 1/2 inches down on each side and started the rounding process from there. You will want to do this to your big 31x7 pieces and your now 7x7 pieces. On your 7x7 pieces make sure you are cutting the side that is not folded.
If you have any excess batting or fabric around your stitch feel free to cut that off. You don't want all of the excess fabric once you have to put the double folded bias tape around it. Then flip it right side out.
At this time, you can make this piece of fabric look almost "quilted". The original OSU that my mother-in-law gave me had this feature, but I decided not to do it on mine...in all honesty, I completely forgot to do it on mine until it was too late.
Can you see the quilted look on there? Basically start on one side and just run it through your machine and go crazy in making designs all the way across.
Then take your 14x7 folded around the batting, so now its a 7x7 piece and sew all around it. The right sides should be facing out for this one. Make sure you stitch really close to the edge because it will eventually be covered by the double fold bias tape and you won't want to see the stitching under it.
After redoing a couple parts, it looks great! I'm so happy with how it turned out!