The quilting bug bit me a few years ago, and I wasn’t about to let living in a RV keep me from it. There wasn’t room in our starter RV to sew or quilt inside, so I set up outside when the weather permitted. Some campsites had a picnic table to work on. At others, I set up a portable folding table. My supplies were stored in an external compartment for easy access, and all projects smelled like a campfire before they were done. Here’s how RV quilting works for me.
Of course I can’t fit all steps of the quilting process in this space. The floor is my favorite place to lay out and cut fabric with a rotary cutter. I always have a helper.
My husband uses the dining table to iron quilt pieces with my pretty pink iron. I despise ironing, and he loves me.
For quilt basting, I have to get creative. The RV park where we are now has a fantastic laundry room and activity center. I’m not shy about spreading out on their hard wood floors.
A perk to RV quilting is all the beautiful places that serve as a backdrop for completed quilts. This little cowboy quilt was a gift for a friend’s baby.
Another baby quilt for a sea life themed nursery made from a jelly roll of fabric.
A wedding gift for an Airstream couple who call their rig the Green Moose Lodge. I ordered the quilt panel from Pattern Jam which allowed me to customize the colors and add their wedding date.
Some quilt tops were discovered in my grandparents’ attic after they passed. I’ve repaired and quilted a couple so far, like this brightly colored gem.
Keeping quilts inside your RV instantly makes it feel like home. This is another one my grandmother pieced that I love to cuddle up in. (That new LED light displays it nicely.)
Quilts can serve as decoration too, like this camper quilt I made for our RV nursery.
Up next I’ll make a quilt for our bedroom in the RV from leftover curtain fabric. It should be heavy and warm when it’s done.
RV quilting is totally possible. You just have to get creative to make it work. If you like this, you’ll love my post on how to Make a Batting Holder with Pallet Wood and this Gift Guide for Quilters.