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Emerson & Friends Baby Nap Pad

from That's Artrageous
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Emerson & Friends Baby Nap Pad
Emerson & Friends Baby Nap Pad
Emerson & Friends Baby Nap Pad Emerson & Friends
Emerson & Friends Baby Nap Pad
Emerson & Friends Baby Nap Pad
Emerson & Friends Baby Nap Pad

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • No special skills are necessary. Very easy applique instructions are included.

Pattern Description:

Grab those pool noodles when they go on sale at the end of the summer because here is a project you will want to do for the next baby shower. (Find them in the winter as pipe insulation.)

A great baby gift for showers.

It is not a blanket or a quilt but a mat for the baby to sleep or play on. The pool noodles are inserted into casings made to fit the diameter of the noodle to give a soft support to the edge of the mat. They are raised slightly to slow down rolling and are soft enough to be easy on the baby.

Emerson's face and body are just slightly stuffed to give a little contouring of the body.

Even toodlers love Emerson and want to lay their sweet little face on Emerson's face. Emerson & Friends make napping fun.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Mat 36" x36" (Finished with Sides approximately 42" x 42")


  • 2 yards cotton fabric mat top and casings for pool noodles
  • 36.5" x 36.5" coordinating cotton fabric for mat back (I used the orange used in the birds)
  • 36.5" x 36.5" muslin
  • 1 1/4 yard cotton fabric elephant applique and Binding
  • Scraps for birds, eyes and eyeglasses
  • Embroidery floss for bird legs
  • 34.5" x 34.5" 1/2" foam rubber (I found a roll 24" x 72" which I pieced together)
  • 4 Pool Noodles cut into 34" sections
  • Freezer paper
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Heat & Bond fusible Adhesive sheet
  • Glue Stick or spray adhesive
  • Optional for quilters: Warm & Natural batting or similar product

You Will Also Need:

  • Iron