One of the things I shared on my takeover of Moda Fabric's Instagram account last Thursday was a little video showing two beautiful notebooks that Susan Strumpf made for me with Tulip Tango fabric. Susan made a couple samples for me with the fabric (the light version of Tightrope and the lap size of Criss Cross Kisses). She often makes covers for notebooks, using the standard sized composition notebooks that are 7.5 x 9.75" which is such a nice size to fit into a tote bag or have for notes on your desk.
The insides have side panels where the cover of the notebook slides in. This is a great spot for a fun accent color or pop of unexpected color.
Lots of people asked for the pattern and I asked Susan about one. She very kindly suggested it be a free pattern that she would be happy to share. She doesn't have an online shop so I'm hosting the pattern at my shop. This is such a lovely project that would make a great gift for a teacher, boss, friend or as a memento to a special person. Susan has even made a memory journal out of neckties.
The pattern is a free digital download PDF that is two pages which can be printed out on one sheet of paper using both front and back sides.
These are some other samples of previous covers that Susan has made. She teaches classes and workshops at the Quilt Emporium in Woodland Hills, California (and yes, even a class where you can make these covers with other quilters!). One thing Susan likes to do is wood applique and some of her covers feature her wool creations.
Simple compositions with striking fabrics make a sophisticated statement.
Patchwork squares and rectangles...
And fun with leftover quilt blocks and pieces!
Get your copy of Susan's pattern at www.RobinPickensInc.com in Quilt Patterns, Freebies. Thanks so much to Susan Strumpf for sharing it will all of us!
Designer of colorful florals for Moda fabrics. Modern to transitional quilt designer. Illustrator, sewist, crafter.
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