Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tutorial Throwback Thursday - Quilted Recipe Binder Cover!!!

It's Thursday and that means another Tutorial Throwback feature. This week is all about getting ready for the big Turkey Day and that means food and lots of it.  I always love cooking for Thanksgiving because it means I am cooking and baking with family!!  Something about having my mom, my sisters, and my daughters all bustling around the kitchen, it just warms my heart.    So today, I thought it would be perfect to share my Quilted Recipe Binder Cover tutorial for our throwback because it is what I keep all of my favorite family recipes in ;)

If you are like me, you most likely have all of those "loose" recipes given to you by family or friends or torn out of a magazine, or more appropriately today, printed off from some online recipe site ;)   Well, I got tired of them all being stuffed and folded in a box, so I put them in a binder in sheet protectors, but that binder was boring.    So I came up with this cute Quilted Recipe Binder Cover to make my favorite Recipe Binder super special :)  And it is oh so fun to make, and super easy!!!

There is a free pattern download for it along with some helpful hints in pictures a la tutorial style ;)      Because seriously, these little Quilted Recipe Binder Cover's make wonderful gifts.    I have given several for bridal showers and they are a perfect treasure for a new bride getting ready to start out her own cooking traditions.    You really can't make just one!!

The covers slip right over a 1 1/2" binder and then all you need is some sheet protectors and you have a great way to store all of your loose recipes.   And you only need 2 Charm Packs (You know how I love Charm Packs!!) and a little yardage to make the binder.   And of course, you can totally use this as a scrap buster project as well!!! 

And this is another Quilted Recipe Binder Cover that I made from Bonnie and Camille's Happy Go Lucky fabric that I actually kept for myself.   I just pulled it down from the shelf this morning and snapped a quick pic.   And as you can see, it still looks nice and clean.  That's not because I have never spilled on it, but because when I do inevitably spill, I just pull the cover off and throw it in the laundry :)   So great!!!    And this little book is going with me next week to my Mom's for some Thanksgiving cooking and baking goodness :)   It is  kind of crazy, but there will most likely be at least 12 pies, gotta love pie making day!!!  

I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!!    To make your own Quilted Recipe Binder Cover just click on any of the Quilted Recipe Binder Cover links for the free step by step tutorial.    And when you are done, I would love to see your Binder Covers!!  You can email me a picture at, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc  or or add it to my flickr group here ;)  I can't wait to see your Quilted Recipe Binder Covers!!!

Thanks for popping in today and I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!! 
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  1. WOW -- that is really a great idea! thanks

  2. What a neat idea!! I have several binders of recipes so this will be handy!!

  3. this is cute and wonderful
    I need to make one of these for my friend

  4. That's such a clever idea. I have recipes all over the place.

  5. This is darling - I have a 2" binder that is getting pretty rough looking and your pattern looks perfect for the job. Thank you!

  6. My first thought was "I can make one of these for my music notebook!" but I can also get a binder to put all my loose recipes in I guess I will be making two of them if it works well.


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