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Quick 'N Easy Quilted Wallet
This is the perfect, quick, easy, and cute, project for those last minute holiday gifts. So grab some fat quarters, or, better yet, use up those scraps! :-) In fact, you can make this entire wallet with just one fat-quarter! (I, however, would suggest using 4 Fat Quarters, mixing and matching the parts (you can cut them all at once if you layer the fat-quarters), and make 4 different wallets!) FQ Layout.
Here are the supplies you will need:
Quick 'N Easy Quilted Wallet Supplies Novelty Fabric 1 2 @ 5.25" x 7.25" Outer wallet and inside lining. Novelty Fabric 2 2 @ 4.25" x 7.25" Currency Pocket lining and outer. Novelty Fabric 3 6 @ 2" x 4.25" Credit card pockets (front & back) *Consider using scraps for more flair. Novelty Fabric 4 1 @ 2.5" x 28"
1@ 2" x 7.25"
Binding for currency pocket and entire wallet Thermolam Batting (or craft fleece) 1 @ 5.25" x 7.25"
1 @ 4.25" x 7.25"
Batting for outer wallet and currency pocket Medium or Light-weight Interfacing 3 @ 2" x 4.25" Credit Card Pockets (inside) *You may use a third piece of fabric instead Sewable Velcro 1 @ 1/2" x 1" Velcro closure
Outer portion of wallet:
- Layer 1 of the Novelty 1 fabrics, right side down, then the 5.25" x 7.25" batting, and the other Novelty 1 fabric, right side up.
- Pin in a few places to keep it together, and then machine quilt it using a grid spaced about 2" apart. (Perfect time to use those decorative stitches.)
Credit card pockets:
- Layer 1 of the Novelty 2 fabrics, right side down, then the 5.25" x 7.25" batting, and the other Novelty 2 fabric, right side up.
- Pin in a few places to keep it together, and then machine quilt it using a grid spaced about 2" apart.
- Attach the loop portion of the velcro, aligning the right side of the velcro 2 1/8" away from the right side of the pocket, and aligning the top edge of the velcro 1" from the top of the pocket. (Refer to Diagram #1.)
Assemble the currency pocket and credit card pockets:
- Lay 2 of the Novelty 3 fabrics, right sides together, then lay the interfacing on top.
- Stitch along one of the long sides, using a 1/4" seam allowance.
- Fold the fabric out, so that the novelty fabric is facing outwards. Press the seam flat.
- Repeat the steps above for the remaining two pockets.
- If you like, quilt a couple of decorative lines across each pocket. Consider using a metallic thread for some pizazz.
- On the pocket that will be the bottom pocket, attach the velcro aligning the right side of the velcro 1 5/8" away from the right side of the pocket, and aligning the top edge of the velcro 2 1/8" from the top of the pocket. (Refer to Diagram #1.)
Assemble the wallet:
- Following Diagram #1, layer Pocket A on the bottom half of the currency pocket, and stitch it down using a 1/4" seam allowance along the bottom of Pocket A.
- Repeat the above to attach Pocket B and Pocket C.
- Fold the 2" x 7.25" strip of Novelty 4 in half lengthwise, wrong side together, and press with an iron.
- Align the raw edges of the folded strip with the raw edges of the currency pocket/credit card pocket section and attach it using a 1/4" seam allowance.
- Fold the binding over to the back, and either hand stitch it down, or pin it down, and stitch-in-the-ditch along the front of the pocket in the binding seam.
- Lay the currency pocket section, right side up, on top of the wallet section, aligning the right, raw edges together.
- Use some pins to hold the two units together.
- Fold the 2.5" x 28" strip of Novelty 4 in half lengthwise, wrong side together, and press with an iron.
- Attach the binding to the front of the wallet, starting at the bottom middle.
- Fold the binding to the inside and stitch down.
- The binding stitching is what will hold the two parts together.
That's it! Your wallet is completed. :-)
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Diagram #1 Diagram #2 FQ Layout