The quilt top is finally ready and I cant tell you how happy I am. Not just because its the next logical step in quilt making but because this is where all the 100 blocks come together which I together before Halloween last year along with the #100days100blocks quilt along gang on Instagram.

Tula Pink Sampler quilt

Tula Pink Sampler quilt

This quilt top is huge…its 90X90″ and I have no clue what to back it with and how to quilt it on a domestic sewing machine. Here it is lying in all its majesty on my sofa:)

As of now, I am just basking in the happiness of the Quit Top being ready.

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I recently bought a smartphone for mom. She had been using the last one for far too long but has been reluctant to move to higher technology for a while. Also, hesitant on spending money on herself. She would rather give us the amount to splurge on designer wear than spend it on a necessary item herself. So I planned a surprise. And what a surprise it was…she was most happy to receive one!
When it was time for her to leave, I realized that I hadn’t got her a phone cover. So I quickly decided to make one. Here is a tutorial for you. Its super easy and super fast.

What you need:
1. Quilted fabric piece:17.5″ X 4″
2. Lining fabric, soft flannel: 17.5 X 4″
3. 1″velcro
4. Thread and pins
5. Sewing machine

Method:
Lay the quilted fabric on the flannel lining right sides together and sew around with 1/4″ seam. Sew on 3 sides, 2 long and one short. Leave the short side open. Push out corners properly. You can use a blunt pencil or a knitting needle to do so.

Smartphone pouch

Smartphone pouch

Turn out the pouch and top stitch on all 4 sides, folding and closing the 4th side as well.

Lay it on the table with the upper right side fabric touching the table. Fold up at 6″ and again at 6″ to form the pouch and flap.mark the folds. Mark the location of the velcro with a Frixion pen and sew the 1″ velcro pieces in place as in the picture beow..

Smartphone pouch- velcro tabs

Smartphone pouch- velcro tabs

Now fold back at the 6″ mark and top stitch the sides. You might need to double stitch as the sides will bear all the load of the cellphone being put inside and removed from the cover.

Ready pouch

Ready pouch

Embellish with a button. A plain wooden button suits a scrappy pouch as much as a printed button would suit a pouch made of solids.

Tada! your pouch is ready to gift!!

With Button on top

With Button on top

Note:
For point No1. you can take any simple piece of fabric and quilt it. Mine were large strips remaining from my QAYG(Quilt as you go) bag workshop that I had attended in September. I love this scrappy look and didn’t want to throw away these side pieces. The smartphone cover seemed to be an obvious choice to use them.