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Making a Roll & Go with Banyan Batiks African Violets collection!

 

In my QUILTsocial posts Making a modern quilt design using traditional quilt blocks in September 2018, I showed you how to use 8 fat quarters from Banyan Batiks Tie One On collection along with some coordinating fabrics from the Ketan collection, to make a table runner and placemats.

This week I’m sharing some projects using fat quarters from the Banyan Batiks African Violets collection in the Cornflower and Delphinium colorways.

 

Banyan Batiks African Violets in the Cornflower colorway
Banyan Batiks African Violets in the Cornflower colorway

 

All fat quarters are not created equal! Most fat quarters are 18″ long, but if you’re buying fabric in metric measurement, they will be 20″ long. Similarly, some fabrics are not a full 44″ wide. Fortunately, all the Banyan Batiks that I have used are 44″ wide. It’s nice to know you have that extra little bit of fabric in the width. For the projects this week, all the fat quarters are 18″ long and 22″ wide.

Let’s start by making this Roll & Go sewing organizer. It’s perfect as a gift or to use for yourself when gathering up supplies for a quilting class or retreat.

 

Roll & Go sewing organizer made with African Violets fabric
Roll & Go sewing organizer made with African Violets fabric

 

 

The Roll & Go sewing organizer hold lots of sewing supplies.
The Roll & Go sewing organizer hold lots of sewing supplies.

 

materials

  • 1 piece 12″ x 20″ muslin or similar light-weight fabric, This fabric won’t show in the finished project
  • 1 piece 12″ x 22″ Light-weight batting or fleece
  • 1 piece 12″ x 12″ iron-on interfacing
  • 1 piece 18″ of ½” wide elastic
  • 2 yd of ½” wide ribbon for outside trim and ties
  •  1 – 5″ strip of Velcro ⅝” wide

 

3 fat quarters from the African Violets collection are needed for the sewing organizer.
3 fat quarters from the African Violets collection are needed for the sewing organizer.

 

cutting instructions

Inside Panel

  • 1 piece 9½” x 19½” from fat quarter 1

Outside Panel

  • 1 piece 5½” x 20″ from fat quarter 2
  • 2 pieces 2¾” x 20″ from fat quarter 3
  • 1 piece 10″ x 20″ from a light-weight fabric such as muslin. This fabric will not show when your sewing organizer is finished.

From fat quarter 3

  • 2 – 7½” squares for pocket 1
  • 1 piece 4″ x 5″ for pocket 2
  • 1 piece 4½” x 5½” for the pincushion

 

Pieces are cut for the outside, inside and pockets.
Pieces are cut for the outside, inside and pockets.

 

iron-on interfacing

  • 1 – 7″ square for pocket 1
  • 1 piece 3½” x 4½” for pocket 2

batting

  • 1 piece 10″ x 20″

 

1 piece of batting, 1 piece of muslin and 2 shapes cut from interfacing
1 piece of batting, 1 piece of muslin and 2 shapes cut from interfacing

 

½” elastic:

  • 1 piece 16″

ribbon

  • 1 piece 30″ for the ties
  • 2 pieces 20″ long for the trim on the outside panel

Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you how to start assembling your Roll & Go sewing organizer using Banyan Batiks fabrics from the African Violets collection.

 

This is part 1 of 5 in this series.

Go to part 2: Sewing and quilting the Roll and Go sewing organizer!

Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past 10 years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts.

17 Comments

  1. Mary

    HANDY FOR TRAVEL

  2. Laura

    What beautiful fabric!

  3. Theresa Sampson

    Love love love these cool fabrics!!!!

  4. ae minx

    I love all the colors on these.. You chose a great pattern

  5. Lorna Webster

    Awesome idea! And such pretty fabrics!

  6. Deanna Ellett

    What a great idea! The Roll & Go would make a good travel companion. Love the fabriccs too.

  7. Monique Atkinson

    Oh I really like this bag and will download the instructions. Thank you.

  8. Debra Campbell

    What a beautiful collection!

  9. Beth B

    Great project! Very useful and would make nice gifts for my sewing friends.

  10. Pam Reim

    Great pattern. Thanks!

  11. Melody Lutz

    Great tutorial…this could be one handy little item!

  12. jeannie zimmerman

    I love these fabrics! they lend themselves to large and small projects, and the colors are so vibrant. Thanks!

  13. Quilting Tangent

    Interesting project.

  14. JoyceLM

    Thanks for the great tutorial. This roll & go would make a nice gift for my quilting sisters.

  15. Sandy Allen

    Beautiful fabrics! This would be a great item to take on a retreat!

    • Thanks Sandy. Glad you like this project!

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