One aspect of joining the online quilting community and blogging that I did not anticipate was the mail. The incoming and the outgoing have increased dramatically. By participating in quilt-alongs, bees, and swaps of one sort or another, and just plain getting to know other quilters, it's become rare for a week to go by without me needing to label a project for mailing, share my blog info, or write a quilty note. And to be perfectly honest, after 18 months, I was kind of tired of using post-its.
So, after having it sit on my to-do list for months, I finally got around to ordering business cards. And then, just for fun, some MiniCards. And while I was at it, why not some note cards? So all of a sudden, I had a variety of logo cards here and there, and I needed a way to organize them and keep a supply fully accessible in my sewing room. So that's where the idea for my Logo Card Holder originated. At some point I decided that it would be handy to take to Sewing Summit, and of course, if I added a little notebook, that would be even better yet. So here you are - a portable little organizer for your logo cards, though easily adaptable to your own needs. I hope you have fun with it!Supplies Needed
- Approximately 4 fat-quarters coordinating fabric or assorted scraps
- Lightweight interfacing
- 2” piece Velcro
- Coordinating thread
- 3 1/2” x 5 1/2” Moleskine notebook
Cut out fabric pieces for large and small covers and strap.
For main organizer:
8” x 11” piece for main front
8” x 11” piece for main lining
2 - 6 1/2” x 8” pieces for main pockets
For moleskine notebook cover:
6 1/2” x 8 1/4” piece for cover front
6 1/2” x 8 1/4” piece for cover lining
2 - 5 1/2” x 6 1/2” pieces for cover pockets
6 x 14” piece
Cut out interfacing for large and small covers and all 4 pockets.
For main organizer:
2 - 7 1/2” x 10 1/2” interfacing for main front & lining
2 - 3” x 7 1/2” interfacing for pockets
For moleskin notebook cover:
2 - 6” x 7 3/4” interfacing for cover front & lining
2 - 2 1/2” x 6” interfacing for cover pockets
Interfacing is cut 1/4” less on all sides of main front, main lining, cover front, and cover lining pieces. Carefully center each interfacing piece on wrong-side of appropriate fabric piece and adhere per product instructions.
Top-stitch all pocket edges.
Pin pockets of notebook cover to right-side edges of main lining and baste in place. Repeat for pockets of cover lining.
Mark left main pocket with removable marker as desired to fit the cards you wish to store. (To allow top & bottom slots to fit regular-size business cards and center slot to fit mini-cards, I measured & marked 2 3/8” and 2 3/4” from both top & bottom, then 3/8” in from left side on center slot only.)
Stitch on lines you have drawn, to create card slots.
Pin main front and main lining, right sides together. Stitch all around, leaving hole to turn. Clip corners before turning right side out.
Press well and topstitch close to edges of cover.
Due to the thickness of the multiple fabric layers of the strap piece, it is not interfaced. Fold and press in half lengthwise, then fold and press long edges in to meet in the center. Fold and press in 1/4” on each long end.
Flip project over and pin strap in place, lining up strap to right edge of organizer, centering strap between top and bottom.
Flip project back over and sew all layers together along lines, removing or carefully sewing over pins as you choose, being careful to keep all layers aligned. If desired, reinforcing stitching at top and bottom of cover as you sew over those edges.
Your logo card holder is complete!
This tutorial is part of the Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop. If you make a Logo Card Holder or are inspired by this tutorial, please feel free to post a photo in my flickr group ~ Quilting with A Quilter's Table. Thanks!
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