Hello everyone!! I’m here today with a super cute quilted travel roll tutorial as a part of the Aurifil Artisan November Challenge – Hand Quilting!
Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I usually travel at least 3 times a year. I love seeing different places and meeting new people. One of my goals is to visit every country at least once.
COVID-19 has put a halt to my travel plans. I was supposed to take a class in Portland during March, spend my birthday in Aruba in April, and have fun with my sister and our children in Belize and Mexico in August. None of that happened, and I can’t wait till we get to jet-set again.
While we wait for the green light to travel again safely, I am getting ready by making some new cute travel quilted rolls, and I’m going to show you how.
Take a look at my quilted travel roll:
Now I have to say, I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, but when I travel, I want to make sure I have all of the items that I do wear or would like to wear with the outfits in my suitcases. This case stores my jewelry in a safe, scratch-free place.
Here’s how I created this quilted travel roll:
2 Coordinating Fat Quarters – Honey Bee Collection
Aurifil Floss – 2140
Aurifil 12wt – 2140
Sewing Machine (BERNINA 570 QE)
90/14 Topstitch needle
Studio Carta Tight Weave Cotton Ribbon – Marigold
Studio Carta Cotton Ribbon – Marigold
Sashiko Sewing Needle
Step 1: Cutting fabric
Cut fabric and batting to 20 inches x 10 inches.
Step 2: Create a quilt sandwich
Lay the bottom fabric (exterior fabric) down first, the wrong side facing up.
Then place the batting on top of that.
Place the top fabric (interior fabric) on top of the batting, right side facing up.
Pin in place.
Step 3: Prepare the fabric for hand quilting
Using a quilting ruler, draw a centerline horizontally across the fabric using a fabric pen or chalk if your fabric is dark.
Measure 2.5 inches from the short edge and draw a vertical line. Next, measure 5 inches from that line and draw another line. Repeat till the end.
Step 4: Hand quilt
Thread a sashiko sewing needle with Aurifil Floss 2140 and begin hand stitching on all of the drawn lines.
The rule of thumb is to measure the thread by the length of your arm.
Step 5: Add binding
I used Studio Carta Marigold Tight Weave Cotton Ribbon for the binding. Place one edge of the ribbon against the raw edge of the quilted fabric and pin.
Go around the entire piece, create a mitered corner at each corner.
Pin the ribbon on the inside of the binding and in the middle of the roll.
Step 6: Sew the binding
Sew the binding a quarter inch around the entire piece.
When you finish, change the top and bobbin thread to Aurifil 12wt thread.
I sew with a BERNINA 570 QE sewing machine, and they have a high thread tension bobbin case (golden-yellow bobbin case), which allowed me to add the 12wt thread in the bobbin.
Change the needle to a new 90/14 Topstitch needle.
Fold the binding over to the back and stitch in place.
Step 7: Stitch the ribbon on the inside
This step could have taken place when the hand quilting was happening, but I decided to do it now.
Change out the top thread and the bobbin thread to a microfilament thread so that you can’t see the thread on either side.
Stitch the two ribbons on the inside.
Here’s how I use it:
I tie my bracelets with the hanging ribbon and hanging my necklaces from the broad ribbon.
I hook my earing to the broad ribbon.
Super cute and fun!
So what do you think? I hope this inspires you to try and make your own quilted travel roll.
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2 thoughts on “How to Make a Quilted Travel Roll”
So Sweet with the Honey bees. I can appreciate a good effective roll up like yours Kymona. Can’t say hand stitching is my thing but it adds so much texture and beauty. Thank you for all your tips.
I am going to take the idea and make some rolls for craft organisation as I am planning to go and see my daughter next year.I am going to bookmark it right away under your name. You are so talented. Tc stay safe