PART4This post is a continuation of
- Quilted Paperback Book Cover - Part 1
- Quilted Paperback Book Cover - Part 2
- Quilted Paperback Book Cover - Part 3
Pin your opening closed
Sew 1/8" seam all the way around the cover, starting with your open edge
I ended up adding a bit of embroidery using Valdani perle cotton size 8 thread (from PurlSoho.com) but I'm not quite finished yet.
|string pieced cover, no quilting|
|machine appliqued hexagons, echo hand quilting with variegated valdani perle size 8 thread|
|single cut of fabric, variegated valdani perle size 8 stitching in all the light green lines|
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! These paperback book covers would make a great gift for the holidays to a fellow book lover. The measurements I used in the tutorial are for mass market paperback books and will fit most books in that category. The covers also work well for keeping the book you are reading private so that, as my friend recently mentioned, you can read smutty romance novels and no one will know! You could also use the same method to make a cover for a journal or notebook.
I'd love to see your creations! I hope you will add them to the Threaded Mess flickr group. If you do, I might just show your work off on this blog!