I very much enjoyed reading all your comments on Quilted Jewellery Roll "How To" Part 1 and if any of you do have a go I would love to see your pictures. If you find anything doesn't make sense please feel free to contact me and I'll see if I can help - but I'm no expert by any means!
Ok lets continue now with
Jewellery Roll "How To"
You have completed your 'fabric' for the front of your jewellery roll and now you will need to quilt it. Place the fabric on a piece of wadding just a little larger than the fabric. The definition of quilting is: the sewing of two or more layers of fabric together to make a thicker padded material and that's exactly what you will do next. I chose to 'stitch in the ditch' - sew in the seams really - along the edges of the larger squares. I used a pale grey thread so it didn't show up too much. You could sew around the little squares if you feel so inclined depending on the look you prefer.
Now we are ready to construct the inside. I chose two zipped pockets, loops for necklaces or bracelets and a small pocket for bits and pieces in the centre.
To make the pockets I measured the jewellery roll and decided exactly where I wanted the zips to go. I then cut 3 pieces of material, one large for the centre and two smaller ones for the outside allowing 1/2" for my seams. I placed the zips in the seams and pinned a small pocket in the centre. I then hand stitched the pocket in place, just to make it look a little more decorative (see yellow arrow on picture below). When this is completed cut another piece of fabric to the same size and place it right side up below the piece with the zips in. Stitch from edge to edge, parallel to the zips,in the correct place to create the size of pockets you require (see the black arrows below - you can just pick out the stitching).
Nearly there! Place the pockets you have just made and the 'fabric' with the hearts on, wrong sides together. I found this next bit rather tricky! Square everything up and trim to the correct size. As the old saying goes measure twice, cut once! If adding loops, pin these in place now. Picture below shows them with the binding in place but you get the idea. At this stage don't forget to add ribbons for tying roll together.
Finally, cut a strip of fabric 2" wide, long enough to go around all 4 edges of your jewellery roll. You can join this if you need to. Fold in half and place raw edges together on the right side, stitch 1/4" from the raw edge. Turn smooth edge over to the inside and hand sew in place. You can see both front and back of the binding in the picture below.
Now sit back and admire your work :)
Please forgive me, I haven't gone into great detail explaining how to 'Stitch in the Ditch' and binding your work as there are numerous videos on Youtube showing you how.
I hope this may have given you the inspiration to have a go. This was only my third patchwork project so you can see you don't need a lot of knowledge to achieve.
I'll leave you now with a couple of pictures of my first two projects.
|First project - Tulip cushion|
|Blocks from my second project which I made into a bag|
See you all over on Handmade Monday