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Quilted Jewelry Roll

Add strategic ribbon, and a mini quilt becomes a handy travel case for all your bits and baubles—and at just 20 by 10 inches, it's an unintimidating project for those with entry-level sewing skills. Pair it with a matching Drawstring Jewelry Pouch.

quilted jewelry roller fabric

Photography: Lennart Weibull

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2018

Introduction

Lengths of sturdy tight-weave cotton serve as necklace holders (tuck them into the bias-tape border before sewing it closed), bracelet loops, and earring strips (just push the posts through). Last, attach enough wider ribbon at one end to encircle the closed roll, and leave slack for a bow.

 

For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of DIY Jewelry Organizers: Ways to Untangle Your Necklaces, Bracelets, and Rings.

materials

  • Contrasting fabric (Pictured: B&J Fabrics Japanese cotton print, $27 a yd., bandjfabrics.com; Kiyohara Kokochi double gauze fabric, in Yellow, $20.50 a yd., purlsoho.com)

  • Batting (Pictured: Quilter’s Dream wool batting, in Craft size, $11, purlsoho.com)

  • Quilting safety pins

  • Disappearing-ink fabric marker

  • Embroidery floss

  • Sewing machine and supplies

  • Thin, tight-weave cotton ribbon (Pictured: Studio Carta tight-weave cotton ribbon, in Chartreuse, $16 for 10 yd., shopangelaliguori.com)

  • Bias tape

steps

  1. Cut fabric and batting to 20 inches by 10 inches. Sandwich batting between fabric, both right-side out; secure with quilting safety pins every 4 inches.

  2. With fabric marker, mark center line horizontally and, if desired, mark every ⅛ inch to ensure even stitches. Stitch using embroidery floss. Measure 2 1/2 inches from short side; mark a line vertically. Repeat every 5 inches. Stitch with embroidery floss. Remove pins.

  3. Fold 10-inch lengths of ribbon; pin fold to raw edge of solid fabric. Sew bias tape all around to bind raw edges, securing ties as you go. Hand-sew ribbon for earring and bracelet holders inside. For closure, use a length that can encircle roll several times, about 30 inches.

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