Fabric

Quilted Eyeglasses Case

By  Chris Malone 

size: 3-1/4"x7" closed

  • Quilted Eyeglasses Case

Materials

  • Two coordinating tan/cream print fabrics, 7”x9” piece each
  • Warm & Natural Needled Cotton Batting, 7”x9” (The Warm Co.)
  • Tan single-fold bias tape, 1/2 yd.
  • Ivory button, 1-1/8”
  • Round hook-and-loop closure set

Tools

  • Cup or other round object for pattern
  • Transparent quilter’s ruler
  • Quilter’s tape, 1/4” (or low-tack masking tape)
  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Optional: Quilting needle and ecru hand-quilting thread
  • 1. Layer two fabric rectangles, right sides together, on batting. Use cup as pattern to round both corners on one 7" side; cut all three layers along pattern lines.
  • 2. Sew 1/4" seam on straight 7" side. Trim batting close to seam and flip top fabric over so fabric layers encase batting. Hand-baste around edges and through center to hold layers in place for quilting.
  • 3. With rounded edges at top, place ruler diagonally from lower left square corner through center of upper right rounded corner. Apply tape along edge of ruler for quilting guide.
  • 4. Hand or machine-quilt along tape edge. Continue quilting in same way, marking additional lines 1-1/4" away in each direction. Complete quilting pattern by reversing ruler direction, forming grid of 1-1/4" squares. (Note: If machine-quilting, use seam guide attachment or place tape on machine stitch plate to guide quilting lines.) Remove basting stitches.
  • 5. Fold up bottom of fabric 2-3/4"; sew raw edges together using 3/16" seam allowance. Unfold bias tape and fold in 1/4" hem at one end. Sew tape to outside edge of case, starting at bottom corner and matching raw edges. Sew along lengthwise fold of tape, being careful not to stretch tape around curves. Near end, trim excess tape and fold in 1/4" hem; finish seam.
  • 6. Fold tape over to inside and hand-stitch folded edge of tape with a small invisible slip stitch. If seam is too bulky, trim before folding over tape.
  • 7. Fold top of case down about 2-1/4". Position hook-and-loop closure set under flap; machine- or hand-stitch pieces in place. Sew button to top of flap, covering stitching.