14 jelly roll strips (2 1/2" x 45")
2 pieces of plain material 8" x 48" (I used flannel)
1 piece of plain material 8" x 15"
Batting (or felt by the yard...this is what I used and I think it makes it sturdier)
2 pieces 8" x 48"
2 pieces 14" x 36"
Material for binding
Scraps from plain material and jelly roll strips for handles
5" piece of hook and loop tape
3/4" diameter dowel rod
(1) Cut jelly roll strips to a 36" length (keep the scraps for the handles) and sew 7 of them together for the inside and sew together the other 7 for the outside.
(2) Take your 2 'tops' and make a quilt sandwich...
- lay inside right side face down
- layer with the 2 pieces of 14" x 36" batting/felt
- top with outside, right side facing up
(3) Quilt. (I did 1/4" echoing on both sides of each of the ditches...using the outside as my quilt top...because if the inside stitching was a little off, it will not be seen as much as the out side :)
Square to 13" x 34"
(4) Bind...now set this section aside while you make the cross-section.
(5) Take one piece of the plain material (8" x 48") and place right side facing down.
(6) place 2 pieces of batting/felt (8" x 48") on plain material, then top with the other piece of 8" x 48" plain material, right side facing up.
(7) Baste sandwich.
(9) Take the piece of 8" x 15" plain material and hem in 1" each side on the 8" sides to make a piece of material 13" from hem to hem x 8" from raw edge to raw edge.
(10) Center this piece on the long plain quilt... the hem with go across the quilt and the raw edges will line up with the raw edges of the quilt sandwich. Pin this in place.
(11) Bind this quilt sandwich.
Now lets put them together...
(12) Center the plain quilt (with pocket up) cross way on the inside of the pieced quilt section. Pin and sew them together along the 13" sides (so, across the pieced quilt and 'with' the plain quilt.
(13) Now, place the hook and loop tape on the flaps (plain material).
I'll try to explain my placement...but the picture may show it better...
Making and adding the handles.
(14) You will need 8 jelly roll scraps (2 1/2" x 8") and 4 pieces of plain material (4 1/2" x 8"), 4 pieces of batting 4 1/2" x 8" and some binding.
(15) Sew together 2 piece of the jelly roll per each handle...
(16) Take these and make four sandwiches...however these ones are different!
- lay your jelly roll face up
- lay your plain material face down on jelly roll
- top with batting/felt
pin together and sew along the 8" length of the sandwiches (leave the ends open!)
(17) Turn right side out. Quilt as wanted...
(18) Loop each of the four handles and do the first step of binding around the bottom, then turn the binding down.
(19) Pin the handles to the outside of the pieced quilt about 2 inches from the top and sew.
(20) Cut your dowel rod into two pieces about 13 1/2" long each and slide through handles. (I have yet to do this,...and I want to...but you may want to pin the handles close to the dowel rods, then remove the rods and sew to make a tighter fit around the rods.)
There is your completed Casserole Carrier.
Have fun taking you dishes in style to your summer picnics!
Provideth her meat in the summer,
and gathereth her food in the harvest.
Have a great day...go sew...!