NEE­DLE-BOOK Piecing the nee­dle-book

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CUT­TING OUT

1 From your fab­ric scraps cut:

■ Twelve (12) - 1½in squares$

■ One (1) – 1¼in x 4½in rec­tan­gle of fab­ric for spine

■ One (1) – 2in x 30in strip for bind­ing$

■ One (1) – 2in x 3 in rec­tan­gle for tab

PIECING THE NEE­DLE-BOOK

2 Piece the 1½in squares to­gether in four rows of three, press­ing seams to one side. Sew the rows to­gether, nest­ing the seams. 3 Sew the 1½in x 4½in rec­tan­gle to the left edge of the nine-patch and press the seam away from the patch­work. This rec­tan­gle will form the spine of the nee­dle-book.

4 Sew the 3½in x 4½in rec­tan­gle on to the spine piece and press the seam to­wards the cen­tre (Fig E).

5 Make a quilt sand­wich with the lin­ing, bat­ting and patch­work panel. Quilt as de­sired and trim away any ex­cess bat­ting (Fig F). Bind the edges as you would a quilt.

6 To make the tab, fold the 2in x 3in rec­tan­gle in half length­wise RST and stitch along the long edge, leav­ing a 1in gap in the mid­dle un­stitched (Fig G).

7 Press the seam open and cen­tred in the mid­dle. Stitch across each of the short ends (Fig H).

8 Turn through the gap and poke out the cor­ners. Hand stitch the open­ing closed.

FI­NAL AS­SEM­BLY

9 Cen­tre the felt rec­tan­gle on top of the lin­ing and pin in place. Flip the piece over and stitch a line down the cen­tre of the spine piece. This se­cures the felt in place and also cre­ates a break in the spine where the nee­dle-book will fold (Fig I and Fig J). 10 Po­si­tion the tab in the mid­dle of the left hand edge of the ex­te­rior (with the nee­dle-book opened out flat) and hand stitch in place (Fig K).

11 Ap­ply the snap or Vel­cro in place, with one half on the end of the tab and one half on the front of the nee­dle-book to fin­ish.

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