Quilted Wrist Cuff
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Quilted Rainbow Wrist Cuff {Project Quilting 15.5}

Whew, this week’s prompt for Project Quilting stumped me for a little bit: Wearables.

RULE ONE: your project must be wearable, or have been made from previously worn items, or have another connection to clothes, shoes and fashion accessories.

I still wanted to make a quilted object, but I don’t really make wearable things. Then I looked down at my left wrist…

Friendship Bracelets

Friendship Bracelets

Well, huh, I sure love to make friendship bracelets and I love having the rainbow of color on my left wrist. And I remembered I had just a little bit of a binding scrap left over from my Project Quilting 15.4 Time Expands quilt… The idea to create a quilted wrist cuff took longer than the actual creation!

Quilted Wrist Cuff

Quilted Wrist Cuff

The wrist cuff came together super quickly, and I didn’t snap any process photos, so let me try to type out my process. I pressed the rainbow stripe binding strip remnant flat again (getting rid of the fold). Then I folded the remnant strip right sides together along a short edge (perpendicular to the way binding strips are pressed) and wrapped it around my right wrist to make sure it would be long enough. I estimated that an 8″ long cuff would be more than enough length (allowing for overlap since I was planning to use hook and loop as a closure method), so I trimmed the folded remnant to about 8½” long. Using a ⅜” seam allowance, I stitched the two layers together, leaving a 4″ long opening in the middle of one long side. I measured between the sewn seams and cut a piece of batting just a little bit smaller (the batting was cut to 1⅜” x 8″).

Quilted Wrist Cuff

Quilted Wrist Cuff

I clipped the corners and then turned the fabric right side out. Then I stuffed the batting into the middle and top stitched around the edges to secure the batting and close the opening. Then I sewed on little tabs of hook and loop and finally went back and quilted the layers together by quilting down the center of the navy blue stripes.

Quilted Wrist Cuff

Quilted Wrist Cuff

Voila! Because the cuff is quilted, it has a nice structure to it and holds a circular shape very nicely.

Quilted Wrist Cuff

Quilted Wrist Cuff

I’m very happy with my quilted wrist cuff, and now both my left and right wrists can sport happy rainbows.

Linking up with Project Quilting 15.5 Wearables.

13 thoughts on “Quilted Rainbow Wrist Cuff {Project Quilting 15.5}

  1. Very nice! But your left wrist has me thinking about friendship bracelets that one braids using floss. Maybe a project for a future trip to the beach.

  2. Great idea, Yvonne. I love it and what a fun use of a little scrap!

  3. What a fun way to use a favorite scrap of fabric! I like that little row of flying geese too, for a clever little addition.

  4. Vicki in MN says:

    Well how fun is that!

  5. aquilterstable says:

    Aren’t you clever?! Nicely done.

  6. rmgsummers413a14ca5a says:

    I am enjoying seeing the different wearable art that is being created this time. Congratulations on a clever idea and the result. It is colorful and well done.

  7. Kate says:

    A very pretty outcome for that prompt. It’s been just as fun to hear what the inspiration has been for each project from each participant. Very diverse results.

  8. Jean Blythe says:

    Great interpretation of the prompt!

  9. Judy B says:

    You may have started a new trend! I love it.

  10. Your wrist cuff is just delightful!

  11. Happy rainbow… LOVE!!!

  12. Kim Lapacek says:

    This is so cool! I love how you were inspired by your friendship bracelets ;) Great work!

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