Fat Quarterly Long Threads Quilt block Challenge

By Melissa Davin-Smith


A huge thank you to Katy for letting me take part in this challenge. I had a lot of fun making this kindle case!! I mixed it up a little by making a cute pocket with the beautiful bright fabric.

You could also make this for your ipad or mobile phone by drawing around you object and adding 1/2” all round (1/4” for space and 1/4” for seam allowance)

Seam allowance: 1/4” or scant (5mm) where shown.

Materials: Lining: Tanya Whelan Grand Revival TW16 Darla Ditty Main fabric

: Vintage French Linen Pocket

: Quilt Blocks by Ellen Luckett Baker – 2 colours (A and B)

Fusible Fleece 5cm elastic (I used 5mm wide)


Cut: • 2xlining6”x83/4” • 1 x lining approx 6” x 6” (pocket lining) • 2xmainfabric6”x83/4” • 2xA18”x1.5” • 2xB18”x1.5” • 2xfusiblefleece6”x83/4” • 1 x fusible fleece 6” x 6” (for Pocket)

1) Iron on fusible fleece to back of main fabric pieces

2) Cut A and B into 2” strips until you have 8 of each. (pic below) You should have 4 strips left over – you will need these.

3) Place A and B RST (Right Sides Together) and sew with a scant seam allowance. Do this for for all A and B pieces. Press seams to one side.

4) Now sew these A and B pieces to each other so you have 4 rows of 4 rectangles.

5) Sew these together to make a square and press seams. This will be your pocket front.

6) Sew over the top of the pocket piece – I sewed in straight lines.

7) Iron on the 6” x 6” fusible fleece to the back of the pocket front.

8) Place the 6” x 6” lining piece onto the back of the pocket front.

9) Using one of the leftover strips fold over to make into a thin bias binding and attach to the top of the pocket

10)*Take it further – see end of tutorial* Pin pocket to the main fabric piece.

11) Fold the elastic in half and pin to the top middle of the main fabric piece that doesn’t have the pocket.

12) Place front piece and lining piece RST and stitch across the top using a 1/4’’ seam allowance. For added strength zig zag (overlock) too.

13) Repeat for the back of the case and other piece of lining.

14) They should look like this

15)Place these pieces RST matching up the lining together and front/back together and pin all the way around.

16) Leave a gap of 3” on the bottom of the lining.

17) Sew all around excluding the gap and using a 1/4” seam allowance. Cut the corners to remove bulk (not as far as the stitches) Overlock all the way round for strength.

18) Remove pins and using the gap turn right side out – I use the end of a crochet hook to push out the corners.

19) Press well and turn in the end of the gap. Sew together.

20) Push the lining inside the case leaving 1/4” showing at the top of the case.

21) Press well and add your button so it lines up with the elastic loop on the back.

22) Stick your Kindle in it and admire!!

*Take it further* If you don’t fancy having a plain back to your case then you can add in the spare strips to the back of the case for a pop of colour. Apply fusible fleece to the back of them, cut the main fabric into pieces and add the strips wherever you like!

A huge thanks to Melissa for that wonderfully in depth tutorial.

How are you enjoying the projects so far? If you love this kindle case as much as I do, then head over to Melissa’s blog for a chance to win it! International entries are welcome. Don’t enter here – you must go to Melissa’s blog!