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Sewing and quilting the Roll and Go sewing organizer!

 

Yesterday I showed you how to cut the pieces for your Roll & Go sewing organizer using fat quarters from Banyan Batiks African Violets collection. Now you’re ready to start sewing!

Outside Panel

  • Sew the 20″ outside panel pieces together. Press seams open.

 

Sew the 3 outside panel pieces together.
Sew the 3 outside panel pieces together.

 

  • Layer muslin, batting and outside fabric (right side up). Pin or baste together.
  • Quilt through all layers as desired.

 

Quilt the outside panel as desired.
Quilt the outside panel as desired.

 

  • Center ribbon trim along the seam lines. Sew in place.

 

Sew the ribbon trim in place over the seam lines.
Sew the ribbon trim in place over the seam lines.

 

  • Trim the quilted panel to measure 9½” x 19½”.

Pocket 1

With right sides together, sew the 2 – 7½” squares together with a ¼” seam. Leave a 2″ opening on one side for turning. Trim a little off the corners to make turning easier.

Center the 7″ square of iron-on interfacing on one side of the square. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for using the interfacing. Press.

 

7½" squares for pocket are stitched together.
7½” squares for pocket are stitched together.

 

  • Turn the pocket right side out. Press. Hand-stitch the opening closed.
  • Top-stitch ⅜” from the edge. Sew “loop” (soft) part of the Velcro to the right side of the pocket near the edge.
  • Sew the “hook” part of the Velcro to the inside of pocket 1, aligning it with the “loop” parts.
  • Fold up the bottom of the fabric to make a pocket that is 2½” deep. Pin or baste in place.

 

Sew the Velcro strips in place on pocket 1.
Sew the Velcro strips in place on pocket 1.

 

Pocket 2

  • Center the 3½” x 4½” piece of iron-on interfacing on the wrong side of the 4″ x 5″ rectangle. Press.

 

Press interfacing square on wrong side of pocket 2 fabric.
Press interfacing square on wrong side of pocket 2 fabric.

 

  • Fold the rectangle in half, right sides together, to make a 2½” x 4″ rectangle.
  • Stitch on the two short sides. Turn right side out. Press.
  • Top-stitch ⅜” from the outside folded edges.

 

Stitch the 2 short ends.
Stitch the 2 short ends.

 

Pincushion

  • Fold the pin cushion fabric in half, right sides together, to make a rectangle 2¼” x 5½”.
  • Stitch along one short side and the open long side. Back-stitch at the beginning and end to secure.

 

Stitch on 2 sides of the pincushion fabric.
Stitch on 2 sides of the pincushion fabric.

 

  • Turn right side out.
  • Stuff with quilt batting.
  • Turn under the ¼” seam allowance on the open end and hand-stitch closed.

Elastic for the Thread Holder

  • Use a fabric marking tool to draw a line on the inside panel, 11″ down from the top.

  • Mark the line at the intervals shown below.

 

Placement lines for the elastic on the inside panel.
Placement lines for the elastic on the inside panel.

 

  • Mark the 16″ piece of elastic at the intervals shown below.

 

Placement lines marked on the elastic
Placement lines marked on the elastic

 

  • Machine-stitch the elastic in place on the 11″ line, matching the drawn lines on the elastic with those on the inside panel. You’ll be forming 5 loops to hold spools of thread.
  • Stitch the two loose ends of the elastic to the edges of the panel using a ⅛” seam allowance.
  • Cut off excess elastic from the outside edges.

 

Align the placement lines on the elastic with those on the inside panel.
Align the placement lines on the elastic with those on the inside panel.

 

 

Elastic thread holder sewn in place
Elastic thread holder sewn in place

 

Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you how to put all the Banyan Batiks African Violets pieces together to finish your Roll & Go sewing organizer.

 

This is part 2 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 1: Making a Roll & Go with Banyan Batiks African Violets collection!

Go to part 4: Finishing 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.

2 Comments

  1. Janet T

    I need one of those! Thanks for the instructions.

    • Thanks Janet. Glad you like this project.

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