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Handmade Happiness 05 - Tutorial Al Qur'an Quilted Cover

Hello and welcome to Handmade Happiness!

Ramadan kareem!
It's almost a week since Ramadan started. Alhamdulillah everything is going on OK here. This year we are fasting for 15 hours in India. I always need a few days to adjust to the new routine. I always reduced my sewing activities during Ramadan so I will probably will not post regularly. We plan to go to Indonesia too after Eid, so I expect until August I won't be posting much.

Today I decided to make a cover for my Qur'an (Islam Holy Book). I wanted a cover that is simple and removable. So here what I did.

First, measure the Holy Book all around including the length of sleeve on both sides. Add 1" to the result for seam allowance.

Mine was 20.5" W x 9.5" H

What you need to cut :

- Exterior Fabric - cut 1
- Lining Fabric - cut 1
- Batting - Cut 1 wider by 1" on all sides.
- Elastic - cut 2 x 9.5" long

Now let's have fun!!

1. Place the wrong side of the exterior fabric on the batting. 

Quilt it as desired. I love doing diagonal pattern.

2. Attach the elastics 5.5" from both of the shorter edges.

3. Place the quilted exterior and lining piece together and sew all around with 1/4" seam allowance. Leave 4" gap or so for turning.

I always cut the corners like this to get a nice corner. Turn the cover inside out.

4. Top stitch all around with 1/8" seam allowance. Make sure the stitch don't go over the elastic.

 Et Voila!! Your easy peasy cover is done. 

It's completely adjustable. Perfect for thin or thick book! 

I tried the cover for a couple of books too and it's perfect. This will also make a quick gift for book lovers.

I hope you enjoy the simple tutorial! 

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Thank you for stopping by! Let me know if you have any questions or want me to make simple tutorial! 

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Happy Sewing

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