Monday, May 8, 2023

Turned the Cat Quilt into a KitchenAid Cover

I turned the Pinterest-inspired cat quilt into a KitchenAid cover. It now sits proudly on our kitchen counter. I've been making rainbow colored quilts using standard shapes. I made the cat quilt to gain more skills and to have fun. 

I made the KitchenAid cover by part. I started with the front cover, then the main cover and the back cover. I thought it would be easier just to make the main cover like a tent. I just used strips of denim-like fabric since I wanted to stick to one color. I used the same fabric for the back cover pocket. I made it that way so I could switch the front and back whenever I felt like it. For now, the cats are watching over my kitchen. 

Here's a tutorial -

Here are the steps how I made the cover -

1. Create the front cover (follow the process here).

2. Make the main cover

  • Cut 7 strips of 3" x 39" 
  • Sew the strips together
  • Iron both sides
  • Sandwich with wadding and back fabric (I used an old bed protector)
  • Pin and quilt
  • Clean up the sides

3. Make the back cover with pocket

  • Cut the base, same size as your front cover 10.5" x 14.5"
  • Sandwich base with wadding 
  • Pin and quilt lines from top to bottom
  • Cut 7 strips of 2" x 6.5" 
  • Combine and iron both sides
  • Sandwich with wadding and quilt
  • Add binding to the top of the pocket
  • Attach the pocket to the base

4. Make binding (how-to here)

5. Assemble the three sides and combine with bias tape


base fabric for front and back cover

scraps for the back cover pocket

8 strips of fabric for main cover (or use jelly roll)

fabric for binding/bias tape


back fabric for sandwich (optional if you re-use a bed protector)


*see cat quilt post for materials needed for front cover


Total: 10.5" x 14.5" x 14.5"

Main cover: 14.5" x 38"

Front cover: 10.5" x 14.5" 

Back cover: 10.5" x 14.5"

Pocket: 10.5" x 6.5"

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