Flower Power

Eye­glasses Case

Annie's Quilting for the Home - - Contents - De­sign by Chris Malone

Store your glasses in this bright pouch and you’ll never have to search for them again.


Skill Level: Begin­ner Case Size: 7"x 4"


• 1 fat quar­ter mul­ti­col­ored flo­ral

• 1 fat quar­ter co­or­di­nat­ing green tonal

• Bat­ting 7" x 91/2"

• All-pur­pose thread to match fab­rics

• Quilt­ing threads to match fab­rics

• As­sorted col­ors of glass E beads

• Size 3 snap set

• Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies


1. Cut one 7" x 91/2" rec­tan­gle each mul­ti­col­ored flo­ral and green tonal.

2. Cut one 11⁄8" x 20" bias strip from green tonal for bind­ing.

Com­plet­ing the Eye­glasses Case

1. Lay the flo­ral rec­tan­gle right side up on the bat­ting, match­ing the edges; round the cor­ners on one end us­ing the pat­tern given. Baste lay­ers to­gether all around and from cor­ner to cor­ner as shown in Fig­ure 1.

2. Us­ing as­sorted col­ors of quilt­ing thread, se­lect and hand-quilt around flow­ers in the print, se­lect­ing flow­ers from the whole area. Note: Do not quilt ev­ery flower; just be sure that each area is cov­ered. You may use fancy em­broi­dery stitches if de­sired. The leaves on the sam­ple print have been em­bel­lished with a fern stitch as shown in Fig­ure 2.

3. Add beads to some of the flower cen­ters, us­ing two stitches when adding a bead. Knot the thread af­ter adding beads; do not place any beads within 1/2" of the raw edges.

4. Re­move bast­ing stitches when quilt­ing is com­plete. 5. Place the lin­ing right sides to­gether with the quilted piece; stitch a 1/4" seam on the straight 7" side as shown in Fig­ure 3.

6. Trim bat­ting close to seam and flip the lin­ing over so bat­ting is be­tween the two fab­ric lay­ers; press seam flat.

7. Hand-baste around the raw edges through all lay­ers. If you need to press, place the piece right side down on a thick towel and iron on the lin­ing side.

8. Fold up the bot­tom straight edge 3"; ma­chine-baste the raw edges to­gether with a 3⁄16" seam as shown in Fig­ure 4.

9. Care­fully press a 1/4" hem along one raw edge of the green bias strip; fold in a 1/4" hem at one end.

10. Stitch the bind­ing strip to the out­side edge of the case with raw edges even start­ing at a bot­tom cor­ner with the hemmed end as shown in Fig­ure 5.

11. Sew all around to the other bot­tom cor­ner with a 1/4" seam al­lowance, be­ing care­ful not to stretch the bias around the curves. Near the end, trim the ex­cess bind­ing and fold in a 1/4" hem; fin­ish the seam.

12. Fold the bind­ing over to the other side; hand-stitch the folded edge of the bind­ing over the pre­vi­ous stitch­ing with small, in­vis­i­ble stitches. Note: If the seam is too bulky, trim it slightly be­fore fold­ing over the bias. Slip­stitch the folded edges to­gether at the bot­tom cor­ners.

13. Fold the top of the case down about 21/4". Po­si­tion a snap set un­der the flap and sew the halves in place. To fin­ish, stitch through the lin­ing and bat­ting only on the top snap piece so the stitches do not show on the front.

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