How To Make a Keyboard Quilt Cover


A reversible keyboard cover is a quilty decor that protects your computer keyboard from dust and spills.   A great project for orphan blocks.

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How To Make a Keyboard Quilt Cover

A reversible keyboard cover is quilted decor that protects your computer keyboard from dust and spills. It’s a great project for orphan blocks.

How To Make a Keyboard Quilt Cover


Step 1:

Design is your choice: patchwork, applique, whole-cloth. You just need a small quilt sandwich 9" x 18". Quilt as desired. Illustration #2 is random straight line quilting.



Step 2:

Put your keyboard on top of a piece of cardboard and trace around it. Cut out cardboard to the shape and size of the keyboard (average keyboard is 7" x 16"). Cut a 1-3/4" square in the top/back pattern corners, and 3/4" squares in the bottom/front pattern corners.


Step 3:

Trace around the pattern on top of the quilt. Match together sides of corner marks to create a dart. Stitch on marked lines. Now cut out cover along remaining pattern lines. Corners will be rounded.


Step 4:

Fold corner darts toward short sides of keyboard cover. See illustration below. Finish with binding; 1/4" purchased binding works great. The illustration has a 1.5" self binding strip, or you could make a scrappy binding and use up leftovers.



Step 5:

Embellish quilt with buttons, embroidery, patches or charms. This illustration (#4) is embellished with a USB pocket.



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Attaching individual pieces of fabric to a background to form a design.

Same As: Appliqué

See Also: Freezer Paper Applique, Needleturn Applique, Machine Applique, Reverse Applique, Shadow Applique
Binding is used as both a noun and a verb. As a noun it is the fabric that's used to cover the raw edges of the quilt sandwich after it's quilted. This edging fabric is referred to as the Binding (noun). As a verb it is the process of putting on this fabric, and it referred to as Binding a Quilt.
Orphan Blocks
Quilt blocks that are left over from a project.
The basic method of making a quilt by sewing many small pieces of fabric together.

Same As: Piecework
Traditional description of a quilt: a sandwich consisting of a Quilt Top, Batting (filling), and a Backing.
A construction technique in which long, narrow pieces of cloth are joined lengthwise, sometimes with long rows of quilt blocks, to form a quilt top. The term "strip" can be used to describe the long pieces of fabric between blocks (see Sashing) or to describe the small, narrow remnants used in string patchwork.

See Also: Sashing
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