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Quilted Hanging Organizer

Use fat quarter pieces and printed panels to create a handy hanging organizer for your sewing room. A fussy-cut panel section from the Mrs. Sew & Sew collection by Dan Morris for RJR Fabrics is centered on the front of each storage pocket.

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Assemble Pockets


1. Sew together a novelty print 10x10-1/2" rectangle and a sewing machine print 10x10-1/2" rectangle along long top edge (Diagram 1). Press seam toward novelty print.

2. Fold Step 1 unit wrong sides together along seam. Referring to Diagram 2, place a batting 9-3/4x10-1/2" rectangle between layers and press. Pin layers together.
 
3. Using thread that matches background of sewing machine print, machine-straight-stitch around edges of sewing machine motif to make a quilted rectangle (Diagram 3).

4. Referring to Diagram 4, use a pencil to mark dots on bottom edge of quilted rectangle 1" and 2" from left-hand edge. Repeat marking from right-hand edge.

5. Fold and match dot pairs to make pleats; pin pleats in place (Diagram 5).

6. Aligning bottom and side edges, pin Step 5 piece atop matching novelty print 8-1/2x10-1/2" rectangle. Using 1/8" seam allowances, machine-baste around side and bottom edges to make a pocket (Diagram 6).

7. Repeat steps 1–6 to make 12 pockets total.

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