Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Guild Night

Monday was demo night at out local Quilter's Guild.  Linda, the Program Chair, asked me to do a demo.  I had never done one before but thought I would give it a try.  She wanted it to be fairly simple and short, so I chose to do a Quilted Book Cover. 

Wendy remembered to bring her camera.

My Demo.
Quilted Book Cover

Measure the book you want to cover, mine is 4.25” with a spine of 1.25”, and 7” tall.
Take 2 pieces of fabric and place wrong sides together with batting in between. Quilt these fabrics together.
Trim to 8” x 16” - 10 inches for the book (4.25x2= 8.5 + 1.25 = 9.75) plus 6 inches for the fold over part.
Put bias binding on the two short sides (the 8” sides). I start on the lining side of the piece so that the part you see is neat after it is sewn down on the right side.
You can use store bought bias binding or make your own to match your fabric.
Fold the sides in 3” and pin in place.
Take a piece of ribbon and pin it or baste it to the middle of the top of the cover.
Sew bias binding to the top and bottom of the cover.

Insert the book.


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