Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fabric Covered Boxes

Free Tutorial from All People Quilts

I love this site and just thought I'd pass this on to you.  All People Quilts has the best online tutorials ever!  This one is particularly cute and would be so great for holiday gifts.

Quilt designer: Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom
From Quilts and More, Summer 2006
Prints to cover box (amount depends on box; see Step 1)
Spray adhesive
White crafts glue

Assemble Fabric-Covered Box

1. Measure each box area to be covered and record measurements. Go to their site and  Click on "Download This Project" to download the diagrams. Referring to the diagrams, draw pattern pieces using your measurements.
2. Cut pieces from desired fabric(s) and label each piece. For a softer box top, attach a piece of lightweight batting to the box top.
3. In a well-ventilated area, spray each fabric piece with spray adhesive just before applying it. Be sure to follow the directions on the adhesive to ensure a successful finish. If the spray adhesive dissipates as you're working, use a cotton swab and white crafts glue to further secure the fabric.
4. Center box bottom on fabric piece and smooth in place. Wrap the fabric around the box like a gift, smoothing fabric up along sides and turning under raw edges where possible. If overlapped fabric is too bulky, trim it, making sure you leave enough for an underlap. Fold excess fabric at top edges to the inside and secure. Repeat to cover box lid, adding lid lining piece to cover raw edges.


  1. i love this idea! I am gong to make these boxes as presents:)

  2. Aren't they cute! I was picturing them in Amy Butler fabrics. (like the LOVE collection)

  3. Happy WW!
    Thanks for sharing, my friend loves quilting, I'll send her the link.