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Friday, July 1, 2011

Quilted Book Cover

Looking for a way to prolong the useful life of one of my favorite paperback books, I came across Lyric Kinard's Sketchbook Slipcover tutorial for easy-to-follow instructions on making an artistic cover for a sketchbook. Her hardcover sketchbook is slipped into a beautiful quilted jacket.

BTW: Lyric's website is a wealth of quilting information, education and entertainment.

For my purpose, I was seeking beauty plus practicality. The fabric cover would "beef up" the strength of the paperback and look great to boot.

Front Cover:
Back Cover:
Spine (already pieced from another project):
Had to make another one.
Front Cover:
Back Cover:
My scrapbox came to the rescue with bits of fabrics I first pieced together for a base before adding fused stars and shapes abandoned from other projects. The batting is also a recycling effort. I save all the skinny edges of batting trimmed from finished quilts. These are easily stitched together on the machine with a blind stitch foot. I used a universal stitch (#15 on a Bernina 170) or any stitch designed to flat join seams.

Be careful, these are addicting. For now, I've stopped with two.

1 comment:

annieQ said...

What a great way to use up little pieces of stuff!