Following the book theme, I cut out the book fabric and a lining and batting all the same size. I spray basted the three pieces to save time pinning. Then I quilted the three with an invisible thread. I then cut the pieces (now one) precisely on the edges with a rotary cutter. Now how to sew an envelope?
I sewed gold bias tape across one end which I turned up. I decided to play it safe and stitch all the edges, with the bottom folded up. Then I added gold bias tape to finish, starting at the bottom left and going up up and around to the bottom right side. Since the thread was invisible, I returned to secure beginnings, corners and ending. I am not sure if the big closing flap should have a button of some sort.
Chrissy gave me the idea of theme related birthday presents. See my 3/14/12 posting. I wasn't sure how to relate to Hannah's rock climbing party, however. I guess I could have painted some rocks. Hmmmmn. Now Ellen gave me a rock idea that I am just now catching on to! Joe will have some leftover from preparing his garden!
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