How to Make Quilted Fabric Bookmarks

Hello everyone! Kymona here with another stash buster project for all of you, Quilted Fabric Bookmarks!

If you sew, I know for sure you have a fabric stash that keeps growing no matter how much of it you use. I, too, have the same issue. The more I use up, the more I save. Fabric bookmarks are a great way to use up that stash and make bookmarkers for family, friends, or yourself. Quilting them is an added plus.

You can use the fabric as is, or you could piece together different strips of fabric to create a new piece of fabric for a unique bookmark.

Take a look at these quilted fabric bookmarks:

How to Make Quilted Fabric Bookmarks: Finished Product

Materials for to Make Quilted Fabric Bookmarks

How to Make Quilted Fabric Bookmarks: Materials

Instructions to Make Quilted Fabric Bookmarks

Step 1: Cut the Fabric

Cut the top fabric, batting, and backing fabric to 2.5 inches x 7 inches.

How to Make Quilted Fabric Bookmarks: Cut the Fabric

Step 2: Add the Ribbon

Find the center of the top fabric and pin the ribbon on the right side to the top raw edges together.

How to Make Quilted Fabric Bookmarks: Add the Ribbon

Step 3: Make a Quilt Sandwich

Place the batting down first.

Next, place the backing fabric wrong side down on top of the batting.

Lastly, place the top fabric piece with the ribbon right sides down on the backing fabric.

Pin or clip all of the layers together.

How to Make Quilted Fabric Bookmarks: Make a Quilt Sandwich

Step 4: Sew the Pieces Together

Attach the patchwork foot for dual feed to the bernette 77.

Start on one of the long sides and sew around using a 1/4 inch seam allowance, leaving a 3-inch hole for turning.

Step 5: Trim and Turn

Trim off the excess fabric from the sides and clip the corners to remove the bulk.

Turn the bookmark inside out. Fold the opening in and press.

How to Make Quilted Fabric Bookmarks: Sew the Pieces Together

Step 6: Stich Close

Now stitch a 1/4 inch seam around the entire bookmark to close up the hole.

How to Make Quilted Fabric Bookmarks: Stitch Close

Step 7: Quit the Bookmark

You can leave your bookmark unquilted like this one below.

How to Make Quilted Fabric Bookmarks: Finished Product

If you want to add dimension and flatten the bookmark more, quilting is a great way to do that.

Use the decorative and quilt stitching on the machine to quilt the bookmarks.

The design used is decorative stitch 189 and quilting stitch 1025 on the bernette 77.

How to Make Quilted Fabric Bookmarks: Quilt the Bookmark

Stitch straight down or on the diagonally. Let your creative juices flow.

How to Make Quilted Fabric Bookmarks: Finished Product

How to Make Quilted Fabric Bookmarks: Finished Product

These bookmarks are cute, fun, and easy to make. You can make many of these in no time—such a great way to use all of that stashed fabric.

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