Today starts the competition where the toilet rolls of the world can regain their dignity and become a part of the quilting world along side the mug rug (caffeine carpet), pot holders, placemats, block bees and runners. You never know – one day they may even have their own swap.
The official page is found here which outlines the rules of the competition, links and prizes.
To kick start the competition I will be presenting a simple tutorial on how to make a self lined roll cover. I am sure there are other ways to make a cover but I find this the easiest for me.
|I can find a place for Tula anywhere in my house.|
- One lonely and naked toilet roll
- Fat eight fabric (22″ x 9″)
- 2 – 6″ x 6″ square fabric for top
- Freezer Paper / Template plastic
- Fusible web
- Fancy Trim / embellishments / fusible web, embroidery floss
- Measure the circumference of the roll and add 1″. This will be the width.
- Measure the height of the roll and add 1/4″
- Cut a piece of fabric using the measured width x double the height.
- Press the piece in half lengthwise
- On the bottom half of the right side of the fabric add your embellishments. Remember to leave at least 1/4″ free around the edges so the seam allowance is not bulky.
- Fold piece in half with right sides together and sew 1/4″ around the three unfinished sides leaving 3″ gap.
- Trim bulk from corners.
- Turn piece inside out.
- Using a stiletto or other pointy tool, push out seams and corners and press.
- Close up gap by folding seams inward 1/4″ and slip stitching the opening.
- To close roll cover, slip stitch the two ends together.
|Join with wrong side facing out.|
|Make tiny stitches through all layers.|
- Place the roll on a piece of freezer paper or template plastic. Trace around to make template.
|I used my 5″ circle template|
- Cut out template
- Place the 2 x 6″ squares right side together.
- Place template on back of one 6″ square
- Trace around template.
- Using a smaller stitch ( circles right side together ) sew on trace line.
- Cut around trace line adding 1/8″ to 1/4″ seam allowance.
- Separate the 2 circles by pinching the backing fabric and make a small incision of 1 1/2″.
- Turn the circle inside out.
- Using a stiletto or other pointy tool, push out seams and press.
- Close up the gap in the back of the circle by appliquéing a piece of fabric over it. I used fusible web to add a piece. There is no need to sew edges.
|Hint:You could appliqué this piece and make it the right side.|
- Fold the circle into quarters and finger press to give you four registration marks. Do the same for the base.
- With right sides together, slip stitch using tiny stitches, the top to the base remembering to match the four registration marks.
Winner are : Trace R, Tracee and Rhonda G