Quilt-as-You-Go Bookmark

I love reading just as much as I love sewing! I’m combining my hobbies this entire year by making a bookmark a month (with a free pattern, of course!) and sharing my reading list! You can find my reading list at the end of the blog! This month, I used the quilt-as-you-go technique to make a bookmark that finishes fast and uses your scraps!


  • 1– 2.5×8.5″ rectangle for backing
  • 1– 2.5×8.5″ rectangle of batting
  • Scraps of fabric at least 2.5″ wide
  • 1 — 2×24″ binding strip

Finished bookmark: 2×8″

Assemble the Bookmark:

1. Layer your backing rectangle right side down and your batting rectangle.

2. Align edges of two scrap pieces right sides together and position them at on end of the backing/batting piece.

3. Sew the two scraps together with 1/4″ seam allowance through all layers.

4. Press the top piece open. (You can finger press or use an iron. But if you use an iron, don’t touch it on the batting as it may cause melting.)

5. Align another scrap piece with the edge of the newest added scrap with right sides together.

6. Sew the two scraps together with 1/4″ seam allowance through all layers.

7. Press the top piece open.

8. Repeat steps 5-7 until you completely cover the backing/batting piece. (If you have less than 1/2″ of the backing/batting still showing, that’s ok!)

9. Trim the bookmark to an 2×8″ rectangle. The backing will show your quilting lines.

10. Bind with binding strips. (I used a 2″-wide binding strip to reduce bulk.)

And here’s my reading list for November!

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Thanks for joining me for “happy hour”,


What books are you reading now? I’m always on the lookout for more to add to my reading list!


  1. This is so cute and what a wonderful way to combine our interests!! Thanks for thinking of it, and will play along with you…thinking the binding might make it too thick? Did you have a problem with that or just press it down? Wondering here… I’m caught up in Rex Stout’s books about Nero Wolfe. Just great! Thanks!!! Linda B

    The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. – Ralph W. Sockman



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