Sling It

If you run out of room in your cupboards to store your pre-cuts then why not ‘Sling ’em’.

What you will need:

  • 1 – 5 1/2″ x WOF strip of solid (remove selvages)
  • 1 charm pack ( Featured is Coquette by Chez Moi for Moda )
  • 1 length of twill approx. 50″ ( I used a Moda ribbon from a F8 bundle)
  • Fold 5 1/2″ x WOF strip in half and sew 1/4′ seam around the folded piece. Leave a 4″ gap for turning.
  • Trim corners and turn right way out.
  • Press and close in gap by folding raw edge under 1/4″
  • Topstitch 1/8″ all around edge
Prepare strips from charm pack
(I took advantage of the serrated edge of the charm square to leave a raw edge. An alternative is to fold the strip lengthways, press and sew on raw edges, much like a peeper.)
  • Cut 1″ strips from the entire charm pack
  • Start 1/4″ from short edge of foundation. Using a 1/4″ seam, sew each strip, exposing serrated edge.
  • Overlap the next piece by 1/4″
  • Continue until the foundation is covered ( I had to cut extra until I had enough pieces to cover my foundation)

Attach Ribbon

  •  Sew the ribbon down the middle of the piece leaving even lengths of ribbon on each end for ties. I sewed a few stitches inside the edges of the ribbon all the way around.
Fit 2 Jelly Rolls comfortably.
Hang it on a door knob, hook or curtain rail.

After thoughts : If I were to remake I would –

1. Insert the 5″ cardboard packing from the charm pack into the foundation piece to act as a base.
2. Make a pieced sling using my favourite mini blocks.


  1. says

    My husband went pale as I told him about your tutorial. "We am drowning in fabric! No more little squares of fabric! Now a new place to put them. What's next?"

  2. says

    What a wonderful idea – these would make great xmas gifts for guild or other quilters. Thank you so much for such a clever idea. Love, love, love it and thank you for sharing.

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