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"Spring Time" Quilted Tablet Cover

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Materials
  • (2) CUT 13” X 10” DENIM FABRIC FOR OUTER PANELS
  • (2) CUT 13” X 10” COTTON FABRIC FOR LINING ( YOUR CHOICE)
  • (2) CUT 15” X 12” REMNANT PIECES OF COTTON BATTING
  • EMBROIDERY THREAD ( YOUR CHOICE OR FOLLOW THREAD CHART OF EMBROIDERY DESIGN
  • SEWING THREAD
  • TEMPORARY ADHESIVE SPRAY
  • (1) MIN 20” ZIPPER ( ALL PURPOSE/POLYESTER)
  • AIR ERASE FABRIC OR CHALK PEN

  • Designs used in this project

    Final Product: What You Will Create

    Preface:
    This cover will fit a 10” x 7” tablet already in a cover. In this tutorial we will be using your sewing machine’s quilting guide bar to quilt the outer panels as this will provide “padding” for additional protection to your tablet as well as the cover itself keeping it free from dust and scratches.  


    Step 1:
    Gather all supplies and review instructions before beginning. 

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    Step 2:
    Print out template for review of thread colors and placement if needed. 

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    Step 3:
    QUILTING FRONT AND BACK OUTER PANELS
    Lightly spray temporary adhesive spray onto your cut cotton batting. Place your cut denim panel piece atop. Fingertip smooth out all wrinkles to secure. ( if needed iron press) find center ( 6.5”) draw a line using your air erase or chalk pen from top to bottom 

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    Step 4:
    Using white thread stitch from top to bottom on drawn line. Set your quilt guide bar attachment ( per your machine’s instructions ) at approx 1”. Place your quilt guide bar atop stitched line and quilt the panel by stitching from top to bottom. Do the same for the outer back cut piece. If you do not have a quilt guide bar…. Draw lines atop your panel 1” apart and stitch down the drawn lines. 

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    Step 5:
    Cut away excess batting from all four sides

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    Step 6:
    Load the Spring Time embroidery design into your machine.. In the edit mode ( per your machine’s instructions enlarge by 20%. Design then should be approx 5.8” x 4.5”

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    Step 7:
    Cut and hoop piece of cut away stabilizer. Spray tas atop stabilizer. Center your outer denim panel by folding in half and using your center stitch line to match your hoop’s axis points. 

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    Step 8:
    Attach hoop to machine. Confirm center needle placement. Begin the embroidering process. Design will take approx. 28 min based on your machine and at a speed of 700 spm. Embroidering complete: remove hoop. Cut and trim all jump stitches and loose thread ends. Trim stabilizer from design. 

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    Step 9:
    ATTACHING THE LINING
    Lightly spray temporary adhesive spray onto backside of the embroidered outer panel. Lay your cut lining panel atop. Fingertip press and smooth to secure. Matching up side edges and top/bottom. Repeat using other lining and outer panel.

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    Step 10:
    Attaching the zipper
    Place zipper at top of front panel matching up edges edge. Right sides together. Using 1/8” -1/4” seam allowance stitch in place. 

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    Step 11:
    Pinch a “fold” to meet right below the teeth of the zipper. Topstitch.

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    Step 12:
    BACK PANEL
    Right sides together. Center the back panel by matching up side edges. Match up top edge of back panel to top edge of zipper. Repeat steps to attach zipper.

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    Step 13:
    Constructing the Cover
    Open zipper ½- ¾ . Right sides together match up sides and bottom. Pin in place. Using ½” seam allowance stitch sides( stitch through zipper) and bottom. 

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    Step 14:
    Trim excess zipper tails. Zig zag/serge sides and bottom edges to prevent fraying.  

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    Step 15:
    Trim bottom corners. Turn right side out through zipper opening. Push out corners. Congratulations! You’re ready for Spring with your Spring Time Tablet Cover. Good job!

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    Meet The Author: Linda Mills
    Linda loves to create by sharing her different sewing and machine embroidery techniques so others can utilize their machines to the fullest

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