Have you ever snuggled into your recliner, only to have your quilt slip off your feet? Or get all tangled in the mechanism when you put the footrest back down? Try making a long, skinny quilt with a pocket! It works! For REAL!
Making a pocket is easy. For THIS quilt, I made 15″ blocks. This is it after quilting, but before binding/pocket.
Bind the bottom edge ONLY. I sew to the back, flip to the front, and sew it down.
Now flip up your pocket and pin. The depth of your pocket is up to you. This one is about 15 inches.
Open up your binding, fold under the end, and then refold. This encases the raw edges.
Lay it on the edge of the underside of your quilt. Let it hang over just a tiny bit……about 1/4 – 1/8th inch. Sew all the way around, folding over the end on the other side of the pocket.
Flip the binding to the front. Pin tightly. See that little overhang? You will sew across that FIRST.
Then turn the corner, and keep going.
Doesn’t that make a nice little end??
Do the same when you reach the opposite end, and you’re done!!
WildChild demonstrates how simple the foot pocket is to use!!!!
If you have any questions, please either leave a comment, or email me at squeegeatc at aol dot com.
peace and pieces,