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Project

Knee Pad

Weeding and thinning are hard work, and your knees are always the first to go. Spare them with this smart cushion. Our pad is made of Sunbrella, a sturdy, water-repellent acrylic available in a wide selection of colors.

Materials

  • 1/2 yard Sunbrella fabric
  • Scissors
  • Elastic
  • Pins
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Funnel
  • Buckwheat hulls

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Cut a piece of fabric to 12 by 36 inches. Fold it in half, right sides facing (you'll have a rectangle that is 12 by 18 inches); pin a pair of elastic loops into the seam opposite the fold. Sew seams in two sides; turn right side out. With a pencil and a ruler, draw a series of lines parallel to the fold and 1 1/2 inches apart for the length of the pad. Topstitch the lines, creating hollow partitions.

  2. Step 2

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    Using a funnel, fill the partitions with buckwheat hulls or flaxseed, then sew up the last side with a slip stitch. Roll the pad and secure it with elastic straps when not in use.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, March 1999

Reviews (4)

  • 15 May, 2009

    This is an awesome idea, I spend a lot of time on my knees in the garden. Now my knees won't hurt anymore!

  • 29 Apr, 2009

    froggy1715 , this is what I found=A terra-cotta pot paired with these supports is ideal for determinate tomatoes, which don't grow as tall as indeterminate varieties. Drive five 1-by-1-inch stakes into soil, to bottom of pot; stakes should be long enough to stand 4 feet above the soil. Plant a seedling in center of the pot. Wind nylon twine star shapes around stakes at 6-inch intervals.

  • 9 Aug, 2008

    I would love to see more ideas on the tomatoe twine star, and other tomatoe gardening idea's but there is a break in your articales and the artical runs, and runs, and you cant even begin to read the articales. please check this out, thanks froggy