Tuesday, August 19, 2014

folder cover





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Today I'd like to welcome back Brooke Sellmann of Silly Mama Quilts! She's been here before, helping with these "sew full" events, and she always has a great tutorial for us! Like her adorable mini quilt from sew full of summer. Or with fall upon us, you should put her pumpkin bars recipe on your to-make list!


When Brooke was a girl, she figured she wanted to do something in business when she grew up. So it looks like her dream came true! She's a successful quilter who is constantly making beautiful items for her shop, Silly Mama Quilts. Like me, she relies on paper and pencil and a calculator to do her quilt math.Today she is sharing a composition notebook cover with us!

Notebook cover


Finished size is about 10 x 15


Fits a 9 ¾ x 7 ½ composition notebook




Supplies


½ yard of fabric for outside and flaps


Coordinating lining fabric, if desired


Small piece of fabric for appliqués


Heat n Bond or Steam a Seam


Piece of batting just a bit larger than the notebook





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Begin by tracing around the composition notebook on wrong side of cover fabric


Trim excess, leaving at least ½ inch all around


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For initial or heart, trace onto Steam a Seam or Heat n Bond


Place appliqué image on front of folder cover and zig zag in place


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Cut lining fabric the same size as the outer folder piece – I used Kona white


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Inside flaps


5 inches wide by the width of folder piece


Turn under one of the long edges and hem


Cut a piece of batting a little larger than the traced composition notebook fabric


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Layer wrong side of lining over batting, side flaps wrong sides facing right side of lining, folder outside piece right side facing right side of flaps


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Sew about 1/8 inch away from traced line, leaving an opening for turning along the bottom


Trim to ¼ seam allowance


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Turn right side out and then top stitch close to the edge


Make sure your seam allowance is small and same with top stitching or it won’t fit!




I also did one with a heart appliqué




If you have any questions, please email me at brooke@sillymamaquilts.com.


Hope you enjoyed this project!

Thanks so much Brooke! I love it! And for more awesomeness, check out these other back to school projects she designed for Ann Kelle's fabric. 



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