Friday, June 12, 2015

nine patch key rings {tutorial}

Happy Friday, everyone. 

I have a super fun little project for you today. I hope you'll like it, it uses up tiniest of scraps. Want to see?


Ta- da!!! Nine Patch Key Rings.

Aren't they adorable? I think they will make perfect little presents for some of my quilty friends :).

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Here's what you'll need to make one key ring.


nine - 1" squares of fabric of choice
one - 3" square of SF 101 interfacing (other light to medium weight fusible interfacing can be used)
one - 2 1/4" square of fabric for backing
one - 2" long ribbon
one key ring
small amount of fiberfill (not pictured)

Let's get to it, shall we?

1. Place SF 101 interfacing sticky side up on a flat surface. Arrange your nine 1" squares into patchwork of choice neatly on top. Make sure edges of your squares are touching and everything is as straight as possible.


2. Move your SF 101 with arranged squares to ironing board and carefully press squares to interfacing. Don't move iron back and forth, place it down and then lift it up and place down again to make sure all the squares are adhered properly to interfacing.

3. Fold your patchwork along one seam (as shown in picture below) and use 1/4" seam allowance to stitch all across the seam making sure to backstitch at the beginning and end.


4. Place your patchwork on cutting mat, use ruler and rotary cutter to cut 1/16" off the folded edge the seam. (the seam can be pressed open now)


5. Repeat the same process with second parallel seam, press both seams open.


6. Fold, stitch, cut, and press open the remaining two seams (always make sure your seams are aligned before you start sewing to prevent wonky key ring).


7. Fold ribbon in half and center it along the top edge of your patchwork. Pin in place and baste using 1/8" seam allowance. Place backing fabric and patchwork square right sides together, align all the edges and clip/pin to prevent shifting.


8.  Stitch all the way around the edges, leaving 1 3/4" opening in the bottom seam. Clip the corners and press the seams open.


9. Turn right side out through the opening. Be careful not to rip the seams as you do this. Push the corners out to make them nice and pointy. Put as much stuffing inside as you like.


10. Clip/pin the opening closed and either stitch it closed by machine or by hand.


11. Attach key ring to your ribbon and you're all finished.


Wasn't that fun? Hope you enjoyed this little project.

And, as always, if you make a project using any of my tutorials please add it to my Flickr group or use #ninepatchkeyring on IG. I always enjoy seeing all your amazing creations.

 Svetlana

Linking up to Finish it up Friday.

16 comments:

  1. I love this idea. Actually I have wondered if I could do this for the sky portion of the My Small World, although there are some 2" pieces interspersed as well, so I haven't quite figured that out yet.

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  2. Oh my. You've gone from small projects to--mini projects!
    Let's have something BIG please.

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  3. They ARE adorable! Great idea!

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  4. These are just darling!! Now I just need some sewing friends to make them for!

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  5. These are really adorable! I'll definitely have to give this a try!

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  6. Brilliant, so clever off to have a go and make some today -thank you

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  7. Very nice! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

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  8. What a fab fun idea, love them! :0) xx

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    1. Is it possible to get your permission to make and sell these for our Quilt Guild Boutique? Our Quilt show is in October and we use the money we make to purchase batting and backing for the quilts we make for families who have lost their home due to fire. We also make quilts for other organizations to use for their raffles so they can continue to provide money's for their good deeds. Example, homeless shelter, domestic abuse center, and animal shelter.

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    2. Is it possible to get your permission to make and sell these for our Quilt Guild Boutique? Our Quilt show is in October and we use the money we make to purchase batting and backing for the quilts we make for families who have lost their home due to fire. We also make quilts for other organizations to use for their raffles so they can continue to provide money's for their good deeds. Example, homeless shelter, domestic abuse center, and animal shelter.

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    3. Is it possible to get your permission to make and sell these for our Quilt Guild Boutique? Our Quilt show is in October and we use the money we make to purchase batting and backing for the quilts we make for families who have lost their home due to fire. We also make quilts for other organizations to use for their raffles so they can continue to provide money's for their good deeds. Example, homeless shelter, domestic abuse center, and animal shelter.

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  11. Lovely idea! I'm sure i'll be making these!

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  12. Lovely idea! I'm sure i'll be making these!

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