Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How to make a Rice Bag

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Christmas in July with
The Quilt Ladies
Rice Bag
This is one of the things you think you will NEVER need or want  ! ! 

I need it and I want it. 

Make one for everyone and for yourself. 

It's simple white non-cooked rice in a bag, warm it in the Microwave and you have a heating pad. I use it all year around.


I like to use Flannel, but cotton and fleece work too
Cut  8 Flannel Squares - 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Cut 2 Cotton Squares 2 7/8' x 2 7/8"

Make Triangles - How to HERE

How to make a Rice Bag

You will have 16 squares


Christmas in July How to make a Rice Bag

Piece them into 4 rows, 4 in each row.

Christmas in July How to make a Rice Bag

Sew the rows together.


For the Rice Bag

Cut a piece of fabric 9" x 28" 
Fold in half and press

Christmas in July How to make a Rice Bag

Sew both of the long sides together,

Christmas in July How to make a Rice Bag

Using a 5/8" seam allowance

How to make a Rice Bag

Turn the bag right side out, pull corners out and press

How to make a Rice Bag

Top Stitch 1/4" around sides, and bottom.

Fill bag with rice. (I use the cheapest I can find)

I put 6 Cuts of White right in mine (try it and add what you like)

Christmas in July How to make a Rice Bag

Turn in the top edge and pin and top stitch across the top.
Mine is turned in about 2 inches. I like it firm.

How to make a Rice Bag

Cut 2 Flannel pieced 12" x 8 1/2" 
(if you didn't make you bag as firm add fabric to length here)

Sew one to each side

How to make a Rice Bag

Press the edge under and fold over, press.

Top Stitch both sides.

How to make a Rice Bag

Fold one of the edges, right side to right side over to the center of the patchwork.

How to make a Rice Bag

Fold the other edge over 1 1/4" and sew both of the sides closed.

How to make a Rice Bag

Turn bag right side out.

How to make a Rice Bag

Fill Flannel bag with Rice Bag

How to make a Rice Bag

You can add a Velcro here to hold closed, BUT I leave it open,
so my foot can get inside of it in.... NOTHING better.



The Finished Rice Bag.

HAPPY Christmas IN July

I am the Author of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection
and Little Quilt Ladies Quilt Patterns

1 comment:

  1. Don't you just love Rice bags! And that's a really pretty one.

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