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Tutorial: Mouse Hand Warmer Quilt

I was looking through my Delicious bookmarks the other day and came across this. I probably bookmarked the mouse hand warmer for its novelty factor but with winter around the corner, it didn’t seem like a bad idea after all. However, I certainly would not fork out $20 for it, especially since it looks so easy to make. And so I sewed my own mouse hand warmer quilt!

On any regular day, this mini quilt looks like a pretty mouse pad and somewhere soft to lay my wrist on.
Mouse Hand Warmer Blanket

But when the temperature drops, I can easily slip my cordless mouse and hand INTO the quilt! My hand stays warm and toasty for hours, making me one happy surfer.
Mouse Hand Warmer Blanket 2

I’m suspecting you’re laughing your heads off now. I know Richard did when I showed him my mouse quilt. He said it’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve made yet! :lol: Even if you just had a good laugh from this, it would have made my day.

Anyway, I also left a little opening for a corded mouse and use a non-slip mat underneath to stop the quilt from sliding around.
Mouse Hand Warmer Blanket 3   Mouse Hand Warmer Blanket 4

I’ve written up some simple instructions below.

  1. Cut two cotton fabrics and batting to measure 12.5″ wide and 24.5″ long.
  2. Place the 2 fabrics together with right sides facing. Place batting on top of the fabrics. Using safety pins, pin the quilt sandwich in place.
  3. Sew a 1/4″ seam all the way around, leaving a 4″ opening on one short side.
  4. Clip the corners and turn inside out through the opening. Use a skewer, chopstick or something similar to poke the corners out.
  5. Give it a good pressing. Fold the whole piece in half and press again.
  6. Sew the 4″ opening closed.
  7. Referring to the above pictures, sew a 1/2″ seam down two sides and leave a 2″ gap in one corner for the mouse cord.

So there you have it! I hope that’s clear enough. It’s just a simple quilt for your mouse and cold hand to slip into. Happy days!

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