Welcome to you all and a happy 2018
I hope that you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year, and received lots of sewing related presents! I am so pleased to be a part of this new group for UKQU, but having never blogged before I am also very nervous!
Just to re-cap, I have been sewing for five years, and probably quilting for about two and a half years. I sew daily, and find it a mental therapy. It helps me to block out all my problems, both physical and mental, and gives me a sense of achievement.
My sewing journey has been an ever-changing road of not just learning, but also discovery. It has consisted of me falling in love with everything from the soft, pretty Tilda fabric range, to the bright, bold and in your face materials of Kaffe Fasset! Initially I made a lot of items in the Tilda books, such as the dolls, the animals and the decorations, and still do, but one day I stumbled across a Tilda charm pack. That was when the patchwork and quilting bug kicked in….and boy did it kick hard!
Moving on, I don’t know about you, but I usually get bought either a diary or notebook from someone at Christmas, and I always find myself covering it in fabric to make it more of a reflection of myself. This year I received a great notebook, ideal for jotting down all my sewing ideas. However, the book cover wasn’t to my taste, so I decided to cover it with fabric, and include the process in this blog.
1) To cover your book/diary, you will need a book or diary (obviously!!!), fabric/fabrics for the front of the book, wadding and backing fabric if you want a quilted cover, a cutting mat and rotary cutter, pins, and embellishments.
2) Measure the outside of your book, including the spine, and add 6” to the measurement.
3) Then measure the height off the book, and add 2” to that measurement.
4) Next cut two pieces of fabric equal to the measurements.