Checkbook cover

Posted by administrator on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Checkbook Cover 101

Instructor: Emily Bailey

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Cover Checkbook (600x450)

Supply List:

Scraps of Bloom and Grow Fabric


Cut:

From background:

2-2” squares cut on diagonal twice

6- 1½”x ¾” rectangles

2- 2 ¼”x 1 ¼”rectangles

2-2 ¼” x ¾” rectangles

1-7”x4 ¼” rectangle

1-7”x1 ½” rectangle

From Contrast:

1-7”x 6 ½” rectangle

1-7”x13” rectangle

From various scraps:

3-1 ½” squares for houses

3-2” squares cut on diagonal for roofs

1-2”x 6” rectangle for pen holder

Sewing:

Sew a 2” triangle of background fabric that has been cut on the diagonal twice on either side of a 2”  roof triangle.  Do this for all three roof triangles.


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Sew a 1 ½”x ¾” rectangle to either side of the 1 ½” house square.  Do this for all three houses.

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Sew the roofs to the houses.

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Sew a ¾”x2 ¼”rectangle between houses, and a 1 ¼”x 2 ¼” rectangle on the ends of the houses.  Square up to 2 ¼”x7” rectangle.

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Sew the 1 ½”x7” rectangle to the top of the row of houses.  Sew the 4 ¼”x7” rectangle to the bottom of the row of houses.

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Sew the 6 ½”x7” rectangle of contrast fabric to the top of the houses.

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Press 6” sides of 2”x6”  rectangle in ¼”, sew in place.

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Find sides in ¼” again and press.  Fold one end down ¼” and sew in place.

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Fold again 1” and press.

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Pin to checkbook cover where background fabric meets contrast fabric on the left hand side if you are right handed and the right hand side if you are left handed.  Top stitch down each side, reinforcing at the top where the pen will be inserted.

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With right sides together place 7”x 13” rectangle on top of house unit, pin and sew leaving an opening for turning.  Next trim corners and turn right sides out.

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Press, then top stitch around the edges this will close up the opening you left to turn the checkbook cover.

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Turn under the top and bottom of your checkbook cover 2 ¾”, pin and stitch all four edges in place reinforcing at the ends.  This will make the pockets for your checkbook.

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Ta da you have a lovely checkbook cover.

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