Jelly Roll Cover Up

Like so many quilters today, I have an extension table attached to my sewing machine. So I designed a sewing machine cover using a Jelly Roll that can be adapted to fit any machine with or without an extension table.

While my sewing machine is average in size, every machine has different measurements so please measure your sewing machine before you cut your strips.

Featured Fabric Collection – Aster Manor by Three Sisters for Moda

One Moda Jelly Roll
3/4 yard backing
20” by 34” batting

1/2 yard binding
Six buttons

After measuring my sewing machine from end to end to determine the number of strips required, I chose 8 Jelly Roll strips which when sewn together make 16 ½”. Depending on the size of your sewing machine you may need more or fewer strips for your cover. Measure across the top of your sewing machine to see if 16 ½” will cover it nicely.
Now you will need to measure how long the strips should be for your sewing machine. Measure from the tabletop over the high point on your machine and back down to the tabletop. For my machine, two measurements were required since I have an extension table. I cut five strips 22 1/2” long and three strips 31” long. I sewed the 8 strips together, and then sandwiched them with batting and backing and quilted a little stipple.

Trim away the excess batting and make bias binding to bind the Jelly Roll Cover Up.
To make the ties, cut two 10” strips from each of 6 different Jelly Roll strips.

Organise them into six sets of two strips. Place each set right sides together and sew ¼” around the edge, rounding the corners and leaving a 2” opening on one of the long sides. Turn them right side out through the 2” opening and press. Whip stitch the openings closed.
Place the Jelly Roll Cover Up over your sewing machine and position and pin the ties in place. Pin one set of ties on the front end and two at the back end. Attach the six ties in place, securing each of them with a button.
I hope you like this fun little project. Remember to measure your machine carefully to be sure you have the correct measurements.
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Jelly Roll Cover Up designed by Margot Languedoc

14 comments on “Jelly Roll Cover Up

  1. Tatkis says:

    Wow! It is beautiful! Thank you very much for this tutorial!

    Best wishes from Russia

  2. Littlebit says:

    Oh my goodness..I have waited so long for a machine cover I forgot there was even such a thing! LoL! I can't wait to do this. Thank you so MUCH! I check your site every single day and love it.

  3. Jackie says:

    Love it! Very sweet and very practical all at the same time!!

  4. Vickie E says:

    I soooo need to make one of these!

  5. Laura says:

    This would be SO much better than the flimsy plastic on I am currently using!

  6. jabeybaby says:

    What a great idea, and very pretty! Thanks for sharing it!

  7. Camille says:

    Margot- I love this! I am definitely going to be making one of these for my poor dusty machine. Thanks!

  8. Elsa says:

    think I have the same sewing machine! love the design! wish I had a place I could set up my machine and leave it up all the time!
    thank you for sharing!

  9. I love this, I really need one of these!

  10. Shawn says:

    Great idea and instruction, I need a new cover!

  11. Kim D. says:

    Beautiful!! I've been wanting to make a cover.

  12. Oh, this is perfect! I made a cover for my machine, but I have to remove the extension table. This is so perfect!

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