Wednesday, October 5, 2011
This is a pencil roll I made last week for my daughter as a birthday present. There are a lot of ideas online, I mainly used directions from a book, Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson, which I borrowed from a friend. The fabric is Hoo's in the Forest by Riley Blake. I LOVE this fabric. I have a whole stash of it waiting for me to make projects out of. The pencil roll is 9" by 20". There are 27 pencil pockets and the pockets are about 3/4 of an inch. The book had the pencil pockets at an inch and a longer length, but I didn't want mine to be so long. The pencil pockets stitching is one continuos line of stitching; down, across 3/4", up, across 3/4", down, repeat. If that makes sense. It really went together quickly. Other than picking out the fabirc and the pencil pocket stitching, it took about 20 minutes. I had a few issues getting my pocket lines straight when I first started, so I lost track of how long that part took. But once I got going, it was pretty quick too.