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There are several fabrics that you can make awesome bed warmers with, such as cotton chenille, cotton flannel or plain cotton fabric. I prefer chenille or flannel as you want it to be cozy and soft. The fabric should be made from a natural fiber because the synthetic fabric can sweat when the bed warmer is heated. You can make a bed warmer filled with feed corn, rice or buckwheat. Feed corn is recommended, because it is very inexpensive and it apparently stays warm for an exceptionally long time. To heat up your bed warmer, simply put it in the microwave for three to four minutes.

What you will need for this project:

7″ x 21″ 100% cotton chenille fabric for the front (available from most quilt shops) (or flannel)
7″ x 24″ cotton print fabric for the back (or cotton flannel)
1/2 yard cotton muslin for inside pillow and to line the cotton print fabric
Seven cups feed corn, buckwheat, or rice
Rick rack for embellishment, if desired.

Here’s how to make a cozy bed warmer!

Buzy Bees Flannel Lilac
Buzy Bees Flannel Lilac

Designed for Camelot Cottons, this soft, double napped flannel (brushed on both sides) features an allover design of happy bees. The color palette includes yellow and black on a lilac background. Use for quilting and craft projects as well as apparel and home decor accents. This flannel is not flame retardant.

10 Ounce Cotton Chenille Lavender
10 Ounce Cotton Chenille Lavender

This cotton chenille fabric is great for everything from robes to quilts and pillows.
Cotton Broadcloth Lilac

Cotton Broadcloth Lilac

Ric Rac 5/8'' Polyester Lavender

Ric Rac 5/8'' Polyester Lavender

This 5/8''(.625'') ric rac will make a statement when decorating apparel, curtains, home decorating projects and even quilting. The ric rac has a slight sheen due to polyester content.

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Comment by Elizabeth Smith on January 18, 2010 at 6:53pm
What a wonderful idea and pattern. Thank you so much. I bought one at a craft show many years ago but it was made with a place mat. I love the chenelle much better. It will make fantastic gifts.
Comment by Rita Long on January 18, 2010 at 4:39pm
I have made these and love them. They give off warm humid heat. They are great for aches and pains. They sooth the area they touch.
Comment by Lisa Farmer on January 18, 2010 at 3:56pm
I have made these before from flannel! the chenille is a great idea!
Comment by quilt gal on January 18, 2010 at 2:17pm
you dont need to pre heat a bed warmer. They will warm up with your aody heat as you sleep under it.
Comment by Lisa Bordenave on January 18, 2010 at 2:02pm
I found a couple of cool videos on on how to make chenile called "Sew Chic Chenile parts 1 & 2". I was thinking of making a pillow for my bed, but this is even better.
Comment by Nique Beer on January 18, 2010 at 12:52pm
Love this :) But does anyone know of a safe way to heat in the oven? We don't use a microwave. Thanks!

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