How to Make a Quilted Travel Roll

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.

Quilted Travel Roll: Finished Product

Here’s how I created this quilted travel roll:

 Materials:

2 Coordinating Fat Quarters – Honey Bee Collection
Batting
Aurifil Floss – 2140
Aurifil 12wt – 2140
Pins
Sewing Machine (BERNINA 570 QE)
90/14 Topstitch needle
Quilting Ruler
Cutting Mat
Studio Carta Tight Weave Cotton Ribbon – Marigold
Studio Carta Cotton Ribbon – Marigold
Fabric Pen/Chalk
Scissors
Sashiko Sewing Needle

Quilted Travel Roll: Materials

Let’s begin:

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.

Quilted Travel Roll-Create a quilt sandwich

Pin in place.

Quilted Travel Roll-Create a quilt sandwich

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.

Quilted Travel Roll: Prepare the fabric for hand quilting

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.

Quilted Travel Roll: Hand Quilt

The rule of thumb is to measure the thread by the length of your arm.

Quilted Travel Roll: Hand Quilt

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.

Quilted Travel Roll: Add binding

Pin the ribbon on the inside of the binding and in the middle of the roll.

Quilted Travel Roll: Add binding

Step 6: Sew the binding

Sew the binding a quarter inch around the entire piece.

Quilted Travel Roll: Sew the binding

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.

Quilted Travel Roll: Sew the binding

Fold the binding over to the back and stitch in place.

Quilted Travel Roll: Sew the binding

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.

Quilted Travel Roll: Stitch the ribbon on the inside

Stitch the two ribbons on the inside.

Complete!

Quilted Travel Roll: Finished Product

Here’s how I use it:

I tie my bracelets with the hanging ribbon and hanging my necklaces from the broad ribbon.

Quilted Travel Roll: Finished Product

 

Quilted Travel Roll: Finished Product

I hook my earing to the broad ribbon.

Quilted Travel Roll: Finished Product

 

Quilted Travel Roll: Finished Product

Super cute and fun!

Quilted Travel Roll: Finished Product

Quilted Travel Roll: Finished Product

So what do you think? I hope this inspires you to try and make your own quilted travel roll.

Supplies used:

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Technique Tuesday August 2018 Release

Hello everyone!! I’m still on vacation having a wonderful time! I want you to enjoy this amazing travel/vacation release!

Yayyyyy!!! The day has finally arrived!  It’s release day for Technique Tuesday. They are releasing 6 clear stamps and 6 crafting die! I’m still on vacation having a wonderful time!

Travel Buddy Stamp Set

Travel Icons Crafting Dies

Sunny Flowers Stamp Set

Sunny Flowers Crafting Dies

Olive the Octopus Stamp Set

Olive the Octopus Crafting Dies

Captions and Labels Crafting Dies

Cars on the Road Border Dies

Waves on the Border Crafting Dies

Sassy Vacation Memories Stamp Set

Adventure Awaits Stamp Set

My Trip Stamp Set

Let’s look at what I created:

Technique Tuesday Travel Buddy

Created a traveler’s notebook to document my current vacation. Which I have to say I’m loving by the way!!

For this notebook, I used the Travel Buddy Stamp Set to and stamped straight down the side of the notebook. I kept it simple since I do not know what colors my photos will have. Better to keep it neutral then add color after.

What do you think? Are you ready to travel?

What more inspiration?

Stop on by Technique Tuesday Blog for more inspiration and to see what my fellow team members created just for you!

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. The Technique Tuesday  products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Travel Buddy Cricut MakerMidnight vinylJet Black Ink

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