Both liZ and I love to sew clothing and apparel but in the last couple of years I have gotten into quilting. And one thing that I have found with quilting is that after making a few quilts that I have lots of extra quilt blocks! So, I have been trying to find fun projects that incorporate some of those lovely quilt blocks into useful projects! What a better way to use up a leftover quilt block than a quilt block pocket. Below is the quilt block pocket tutorial….
elastic for your skirt
quilt block (mine is trimmed to 7 1/2 by 7/12 but any size would be cute!)
matching pocket lining fabric
This quilt block is originally from a pinwheel quilt that I made for my daughter’s room.
She helped me and it was a good project that took us about 2 months last winter. We made it as part of her “tween” room update and I still love the colors she chose. The skirt pocket is reminiscent of her quilt and she loves it too!
Here is what you will need to do…..
Put your piece of trimmed interfacing on the wrong side of your quilt block. All pocket pieces are 7 1/2 by 7 1/2. (Iron on if you have fusible interfacing.)
Place your lining pocket piece on top of the quilt block. Your pocket sandwich should be bottom layer–lightweight interfacing, second layer-quilt block (face up) and third your lining piece (face down).
Stitch around your pocket using 1/4 inch seams, leaving a 2 inch opening to turn your pocket.
Clip your corners and trim around pocket.
Using your pocket turner (or blunt scissor point), push your corners out.
Topstitch your pocket down to your skirt, making sure to reinforce the top seams where there is the most tension.
If you need a simple elastic skirt tutorial, you can head here to see how we make our simple skirts!
What else have you done with leftover quilt blocks? I would really LOVE some more ideas!!!!