Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Bookkeeper

Last summer I saw this really sweet pattern on the Moda Bake shop website. It was called a bookkeeper. It is intended to hold a kindle or novel style book. I have been looking for something that will nicely hold my Weight Watcher booklets, flyers, points guides, and food logs. I tried making a prototype folder that had slots for each kind/size of book. I knew it was too complicated, but kept my books in this prototype for lack of a better place. I would keep my eye out for a better solution.

With all the talk of fitness on the Wii last week at my sisters house, I thought again of how best to store my Weight Watcher books. In talking with my sister, the Moda Bake Shop's bookkeeper came to mind. When I came home, I got to work measuring the books and adjusting the pattern.

This is my version of the Bookkeeper, made especially to hold my Weight Watcher books.

I know that there are many quilters/sewers who are Weight Watchers, so for them, I'll let you know what I did to adjust this pattern to fit the books.

  • The starting size of the batting is 18.5" x 11".
  • Apply ten 1.5" strips instead of nine to the batting.
  • Trim the batting to 18" x 10.5" instead of 17.5 x 9.5
  • After 3 layers are together, stitch a line 5.5" up from the bottom instead of 6". This will be your fold line.
  • You will need about 6 to 8 inches more of binding than the original bookkeeper pattern calls for.

Leave me a comment and let me know if this works for you.


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collettakay said...

Thanks for the link and the pattern! This will be great for a friend birthday that is tomorrow. I was trying to decide what to make her and this will be perfect!!!

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