Monday, January 23, 2012
Paper Keeper Project
After I finished the machine quilting, I squared up the top to the exact size by placing the plastic template back on the front and trimming it to size.
I found it helpful to put a piece of doubled scotch tape in the corners and then place my ruler over the template and use my rotary cutter to trim up the sides.
Next I needed to add the snaps and create the tab. I had never used these magnetic snaps. I found them very easy to put in.
You mark where you want the snap to go and then cut two slits and fit it through. I added an extra piece of very stiff peltex to the underside to give it more strength.
Pay attention to what you are doing, because I cut on the wrong side of the tab the first time and had to add in another design element on the front over my mistake!! The second side of the snap goes on the inside of the tab.
Once you sew on the side tab and add in the inner fabrics with pocket you run a stay stitch around the whole outside to hold it all together so you can add your binding. This project called for a traditional binding but I made my a fused binding.
You can see a tutorial by pressing the tab that says FUSED BINDING at the top of my blog.
Once all the bindings are added you slip the plastic precut shapers inside this makes it a very sturdy tablet or paper keeper.
A pretty quick and fun project. I hope you all make yourselves one.
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