Saturday, 10 February 2018

Crafting With Cats Valentines Special ~ Part VII ~ How To Make A Valentines Heart Crinkle Mat

Welcome to


Supurr Greetings Pawesome Pals

Thanks fur joining fur us fur Part VII of our Crafting with Cats segment. Mew know we have so much fun making all this stuff, and we hope mew enjoy seeing it and/or making it too! 

If mew missed any of our previous CWC posts, here's how to make:







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  So purrlease do not copy fur commercial/resale purrposes.

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This week we're making a pawesome 


What Mew Will Need:

Fabric of your choosing, ours is red
Wadding/padding
Lining fabric
Plastic shopping bags ~ yes we're doing our bit and recycling

Sewing machine

scissors - cotton - pins - needle - tailors chalk or similar - ruler

Optional Cat ~ Smooch was today's Snoopervisor

Furst we suggest measuring one of your kitties to see how big your fabric needs to be, as not all kitty's are the same size.


Take your fabric and give it a quick iron.

Fold it in half and draw half a heart shape directly on the fabric with your tailors chalk, so your heart is symmetrical when mew open the cut fabric out. It's so much easier than trying to draw a complete heart on the fabric.

Cut out your heart.

Cut out two pieces of lining fabric and one piece of your padding using your furst heart as a template.

Take your plastic bags and see how many mew need to fill the size of your heart.
We used 5.
Optional kitty fur testing if there's enough rustle! MOL

Pin your padding between your main fabric and one piece of lining fabric, pin together and sew around the edge.  We used a zigzag stitch.




Your heart should now look like this.

Take your ruler and tailors chalk and mark your quilting lines.

Mew don't have to do this but we think it looks really nice.



Sew along your quilting lines, we sewed larger squares as it looked better, and your heart should look something like this.  Use a piece of fabric off-cut to rub any tailors chalk off the heart - it should come off furry easily.

Next, take your quilted heart and place it and your second piece of lining fabric 'right-sides together' pin and sew all the way around the edge with a straight stitch leaving about half an inch / 1cm seam width.  Leave about 5" or 13cm gap so mew can turn it the right way out and stuff the bags inside.

Position the bags inside the heart so they aren't lumpy or bunched up together, then hand stitch the remaining seam closed.

And mew should have something that looks like this:


It took approximately 90 minutes to make from start to finish, as we always make it up as we go along.  We have an idea of what we want to make, and then we just dive right in.  So we think it shouldn't take more than an hour to make with destructions!


And here's Smoochie testing it, watch fur Pandora's total eclipse! MOL



All in all each of The B Team have had a try and give it all paws up!

In fact Fudge, much to Smoochie's chagrin got himself on it and refused to move!

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And that furriends furry sadly brings us to the end of our seventh Crafting With Cats post, we do hope mew liked it and if mew decide to make your furry own Valentines Heart Crinkle Mat as we'd love to see.

Feel free to post your pawesome crafty pics on our Facebook page at:


And if there's anything mew'd like us to make, leave a comment and we'll do our best.  

We'll be back on the morrow with our usual Sunday Selfies,and don't furget mew have until tomorrow at 5pm GMT to enter our pawesome give-away on Mondays post!

Bestest crafty purrs

Basil & Co xox






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35 comments:

  1. That looks SO cool! Sadly, if my human tried to make this, it would be lopsided and embarrassing, just like the clothes she sewed in junior high that had to be pinned in odd places to fit after she was finished "making" them!

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    1. Awwwww Summer, we don't believe your hooman can't sew, would mew like us to make mew one? XOX

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  2. I bet you could add some catnip inside there too, that would really amp up the fun factor!

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    1. Oh Pipo, the P.A. tried some of the catnip we had in jar and was going to put that inside but it wasn't strong enough fur us hardcore heathens! MOL MOL XOX

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  3. I would LIVE a crinkle mat!
    I wish my Mom had a sewing machine...hers is in Midway - where Kozmo and Jo Jo live. maybe they will bring it the next time they come to visit...
    Then she cam make them and me one!!
    Purrs
    Marv

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    1. Awww Marv, well we could always make mew one, mew only have to ask, we've offered one to Summer too! XOX

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  4. Oh my mouses, Basil! I LOVE THIS! I think even my peep could handle makin' this.

    Purrs,
    Seville

    Oh Peeee-prrrsss.... I have somethin' for you to do. purrs

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    1. Seville, dude, your peep could make this fur sure, no wurries dude, like in 5 minutes, then she'll be smashing all previously held records on the blog!!! MOL XOX

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  5. The crinkle heart looks great and is a big hit with Smoochie.

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    1. Oh he loves it, in fact both him and Fudge were sitting on it together last night, I'm surprised it didn't turn into a shoving match! MOL MOL XOX

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  6. What a fun mat! We wish the mom was more crafty.

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    1. Guys, if mew want one, just ask, we'll make it happen!!! MOL XOX

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  7. That came out great! I usually just make rectangular ones , but I love this.

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    1. Oh how fab and cool, what do mew use fur the crinkle sound? We are always eager to learn what other crafty paws do! XOX

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  8. Even if you made one for each cat, they would all want the same one. That came out awesome.

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  9. What a pretty mat ! It came out great, and looks like fun ! Purrs

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  10. OMG! I luv it! Now that's a sewing project I need to put at the top of Mom's list!! The heart-shape is purr-fect! That is one of my fav shapes and I love that you chose red too! Kisses!

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    1. Valentine, dude, like OMC mew so need one of these in your life! And dude, mew know Pandora's doing a bit of a new fashion segment soon... she's got something rather special she calls The Valentine Bag, mew so don't want to miss that! XOX

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  11. Fill it with catnip and the kitties will REALLY love it!
    Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/02/more-from-nasher-art-museum.html

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    1. Sadly the catnip I had wasn't fresh enough fur that! MOL MOM XOX

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  12. Very sweet! Thank you for sharing...maybe our human could make one with leopard print! Purrs from the Zee/Zoey gang.

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    1. Hey guys, oh fur sure your hooman could make one and it'd look fab in leopard print! XOX

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  13. Oh this is just such a great idea!

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    1. Hi Ann, thanks so much, are mew going to make one? XOX

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  14. That is really cute and evidently popular.

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    1. Thanks so much Laila and Minchie! XOX

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    1. Happy Valentines day to mew too Kelleyn! XOX

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  17. I am sorry for late. Happy valentines day

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