Wouldn't it be just as easy to make my own, I thought? So I bought fabric, ribbon for edging, and when my mother came to visit, she brought her sewing machine. We based the pattern off the one at the barn I liked most - I don't know what brand or even what size it was.
It was a bit of a rough first attempt, but the cat thought it was the best day ever.
We sewed a 1.5" ribbon doubled over around the edge, which I would probably not do again. I think I'm going to want a blaze orange one for hunting season (coming up soon), and I'm already thinking about new edging material.
Here's the finished product. I LOVE IT, and have gotten a ton of compliments every time I ride in it. I think it looks so much better than any of the ones you can buy. It ended up being less expensive in terms of materials (which I picked carefully to be on sale), though perhaps not when you factor in the labor cost of figuring out how to do it and then the sewing itself.
Have you ever made something from scratch for your horse?
This looks great! I have a Dover quartersheet and it's just kinda meh. This one is fabulous :)ReplyDelete
Thank you! I looked at the Dover one and was similarly meh. Picking out my own fabric allowed me so much more fun!Delete
aww your cattt!ReplyDelete
Ooh! that's so cute!ReplyDelete
So cute! It looks great :)ReplyDelete
nice job - and clearly the kitteh agrees lolReplyDelete
Kitteh clearly approves! I love it too! Never thought to try to make my own!ReplyDelete
I have always wanted to try to make a quarter sheet, but I never actually follow through! Maybe this winter! Yours looks great!ReplyDelete
That looks great! And the cat is very cute!ReplyDelete
I made my own quarter sheet before too, except I used wool and also had piping. I hate sewing, especially after that.ReplyDelete
Ooooh!! Never thought of making a quarter sheet! Where did you find instructions or guidelines?ReplyDelete
My single solitary English saddle pad is homemade. Other than a few stitches on the edge, it looks great. And not hard at all :)
About how much fabric did you buy?(:ReplyDelete
Two yards of fabric, for a horse that takes a 72 in blankets. For a larger horse I might go up to three yards.Delete
Used the same blanket from Dover as my guide! What would you use instead of the ribbon for the edging? I've been looking for a material similar to the Dover blanket but can't find anything in stores! Thank you and great job :)ReplyDelete
Try quilt binding.Delete