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Sewing Machine Cover {52 Quilt Block Pick Up}

I thought it would be great to share how for the 52 Quilt Block Pick up today. I used a previous sewing machine cover tutorial

Having been given this super cute applique quilt block in a challenge and then deciding to sew it into a sewing machine cover, I thought it would be great to share how for the 52 Quilt Block Pick up today.  I used a previous sewing machine cover tutorial {it takes a little longer than 5 minutes, but it still is an easy pattern} as the beginning and made a few adjustments.

The original tutorial was for using a tea towel- this one you are actually going to piece it together and then make the cover.  This way will give you the ability to totally customize your cover.  You can make it match your sewing studio, or someone else’s if you are giving it away {perfect for a present or swap}.

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You will want to check these measurements against your own machine to find out if it will be long enough.

Lining: 18″ X 30″

Outside: 18″ X 30″  use the following instructions if you are using a UFO Quilt Block

1)  Border your quilt block until it is large enough for the measurements above- that’s it!  I bordered the applique quilt block with 3″ strips until they measured the correct size.  Then I added a larger piece on the top to get the length to 30″  If you really are quilt block busing, you could use a second quilt block- border it, and then sew to the other block– and border them.  Get that? 🙂

2)  Cut 2 ribbons 10″ long each.  Pin 7″ from each end on the same side

3)  Pin right sides together, the lining and outside.  Sew all the way around, leaving a 2″ opening

4)  Snip corners and turn right sides out.  Sew all the way around – a finishing stitch

The following instructions were taken from the previous post-

Fold towell in half and from the top folded edge measure down 7″.

Make a mark on the inside of BOTH sides

Butt both edges up to each other matching up the marks you made. Zig-Zag this edge all the way up to the fold.  Don’t worry about getting it all the way, because you will be sewing a box pleate in the corner.  Plus it’s a pain! So, stop when it gets difficult.

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Box pleate the corner: Fold the top edge {see the corner not sewn with zig-zag} so that zig-zag stitching is right in the middle.  Take your ruler and from edge to edge it should measure 4″.  The zig-zag being right in the middle at 2″.  Draw a line.

Sew on this Drawn line.

Turn right sides out and try on machine. If you need it wider, now is the time to adjust! Re-measure to 5″ and resew the line.

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sewing machine cover tutorial / patchwork posseYou can adjust the box pleate if you need to make it wider for your machine.  Mine is kind of a narrow one- so this size works for it.

You can refer to the previous tutorial here if you’d like to review all the steps.

Here is my so super cute sewing machine cover with the applique quilt block on full display.

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This is part of the 52 UFO Quilt Block Pick Up seriesneed more ideas on what to do with your UFO Quilt Blocks? previous weeks and UFO Quilt Block ideas

If you are sewing along with us and making up something with your UFO Quilt Blocks {even if you find your own way of sewing them together} we would all love a little peeksee!

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4 thoughts on “Sewing Machine Cover {52 Quilt Block Pick Up}

  1. Megin

    What a great idea, Becky! I need a cover for my machine ~ I’m using a pillowcase. Not cute.
    I’m visiting today from Mop It Monday. I hope you get the chance to visit my blog, linkup and leave a comment, too!

  2. Becky

    I had a pillowcase too- this is so much better!

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