Saturday, August 18, 2012

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. Looks great. I will have to try it out. Hope your having a great weekend.

  2. I just love this! I'm off to give it a try!

  3. Oh, very clever! Looks great!

  4. Cute, what a better way to store fabric than with more fabric!!

  5. What a unique way to store precuts. That is so cute.

  6. What a great idea! Could use selvedges too!

  7. What a fun tutorial! I love this idea :)

  8. 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?"

  9. what a clever idea.... love this idea... thanks...

  10. 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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