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.
Photography: Lennart Weibull
Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2018
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.
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Batting (Pictured: Quilter’s Dream wool batting, in Craft size, $11, purlsoho.com)
Quilting safety pins
Disappearing-ink fabric marker
Sewing machine and supplies
Thin, tight-weave cotton ribbon (Pictured: Studio Carta tight-weave cotton ribbon, in Chartreuse, $16 for 10 yd., shopangelaliguori.com)
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.
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.
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.