08 Jan

Free Project! Block of the Month Zipped Pouch

Issue 7's Block of the Month tackles cute Trapunto-style bows - and here's an extra project you can use the tutorial to make! 

Reene Witchard's Handy Zipped Pouch 

 

Things to remember:
WOF = width of fabric
Read all instructions carefully before starting

Finished size: approximately 10½x14½”

Materials
2x5½” bright fabric for the bow
2 FQ for exterior of pouch or ½ yard if you want a single fabric for the exterior
2 FQ for lining of pouch or ½ yard if you want a single fabric for the lining
12” zip
2” WOF strip (54” wide fabric) or two 2” WOF strips (44” wide fabric) for binding, sewn together at one short edge into a continuous strip
½ yard fusible/sew-in medium-weight interfacing

 

Cutting
From the 2x5½” bright strip, cut:
2 2” squares
1x1½” rectangle

From the exterior fabric, cut:
2x14½” strip for front top of pouch
1½x14½” strip for top of bow panel
6½x14½” strip for bottom of bow panel
10½x14½” panel for back of pouch
2” strip, sub-cut into two 2x5½” rectangles for either side of bow. Cut the remainder of this strip into two 1”strips.
From these 1” strips, cut:
2 1x1½” for the bow
4 1” squares for the bow
2 1x2” rectangles for zip tabs

From the lining fabric, cut:
2x14½” strip for lining of front top of pouch. Cut the remainder of this strip into two 1x2” rectangles for zip-tab lining
10½x14½” panel for back lining of pouch
8½x14½” panel for lining of front bow panel

From the interfacing, cut:
2”x14½” strip for front top of pouch
8½x14½” panel for front bow panel
2 1x2” zip tabs
10½x14½” panel for back of pouch

 

making the pouch
2 Follow the steps for making the bow on page 88 of Quilt Now issue 7.
3 Sew a 2x5½” strip to each side of the bow. 

project fig a
4 Sew a 1½x14½” strip to the top of the bow and a 6½x14½” strip to the bottom of the bow. 

project fig b
5 Follow the steps in the magazine to create the Trapunto effect.
6 Apply interfacing to the wrong side of the following pieces according to the manufacturer's instructions:

1x2” zip tabs
8½x14½” bow panel
2x14½” exterior fabric
10½x14½” back panel

7 Sandwich the zip between the exterior fabric 1x2” tab and the lining 1x2” tab. Sew through all the layers then press the fabric away from the zip. Match the raw edges of the exterior fabric and the lining then quilt in place. Repeat at the opposite end of the zip. Trim down to 14½” if necessary.  


8 Sandwich the zip and fabric tab section between the 2x14 ½” exterior fabric strip and the 2x14½” lining fabric strip, right sides together, and pin in place.  project fig d


9 Sew a ¼” seam allowance using a zipper foot, then carefully press the fabric away from the zip. 

project fig e10 Match the raw edges of the exterior and the lining, pin in place then topstitch through all layers, close to the edge where the fabric meets the zip.  

project fig f
11 Repeat steps 8-20 to attach the zip to the bottom section of the pouch, this time using the 8½x14½” lining panel. 

project fig g12 Quilt the layers together if you haven't already quilted the exterior fabric. If you pre-quilted the exterior panel, stitch around the edges of the pouch panel at ⅛” to hold the layers together. Put to one side until the back panel is constructed.  

project fig h13 Pin the 10½x14½” exterior panel to the 10½x14½” lining panel, wrong sides together, then quilt as desired to fix the layers together.  

project fig i14 Pin the front panel to the back panel, lining sides together. Sew around all sides using a ¼” seam allowance.
15 Fold and press the 2” WOF strip in half, wrong sides together, matching the long raw edges together. Use this to bind the pouch as you would a quilt.

 

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