Today I made this heat pad from the direction on Nichole's blog. http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/ Thanks Nichole!
I used prequilted fabric and a coordinating backing. I filled with beans, but they do give off some odor when heated. I'm going to try adding some essential oil and I'll let you know how it turns out. I plan on making the next ones a bit smaller and adding to a coordinating mini tote bag for a cute little gift.