Thursday, July 23, 2009

Composition Book Covers


At a quilter friend's stash reduction sale, customers were given directions to make a cover for the black marble composition books sold in school supply aisles. I've wanted to make a couple of these covers since her sale in the Fall. I love using the composition books to keep notes to myself at work, next to my bed for quick notes and in my sewing room. I have also been asked to mentor a new library media specialist this next school year (we start back to work in a week and a half). I had some Olivia the pig fabric from the Olivia books by Ian Falconer. I thought it would make a nice gift for my mentee when we met this week for lunch at a County meeting. I'm pleased with how these turned out. It was a fun, quick project. I can check another item off my list!

6 comments:

Becky said...

I love that they fit so snuggly. I try to make up patterns like that as I go, but I normally make it too big or too little and toss it to the side before I finish.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Fits very nicely. Is this a pattern that you can share??

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Love the piggy fabric! Seconding Happy Cottage Quilter - my covers seem too bulky - did you use batting?

Waytogojb said...

Hi Becky,

Thanks for the great suggestion for a fun little quick project!

Julie

Gretchen said...

Oh I want this pattern too! Maybe you can do a tutorial :)

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

Thanks for reminding me of this pattern! I think I made a gajillion of these at one point - years ago! They are a great, quick gift!