Category Archives: Bookwraps

Bookwrap Gems Tombola FoQ

Don’t forget, it’s almost time for the Bookwrap Gems Tombola at the FoQ in Birmingham. The Tombola starts on Thursday August 8 at 10.00 and will run all four days. Do come and try your luck. There are so many beautiful bookwraps to be won. Here are two of mine:

bookwrap gems

bookwrap gems

Check out to see many, many more.

Come and see us at the Tombola stand, it’s K22 in hall 9.

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More bookwraps, it’s really addictive. If you haven’t already, take a look at the bookwrapgems site. If you have, go take another look, new wraps are appearing every day. It makes you want to make more yourself.

These are my newest bookwraps. Made with my new toy, the Janome 350E embroidery machine.

circles donuts

If you look closely, you’ll see I’ve used the scraps from one of my threadpaintings to make the wrap. Then I just had some fun with the embroidery software.

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Bookwrap Gems

One of the reasons you have to go to the Festival of Quilts 2013 is the Tombola. It’s being organised by Contemporary Quilt, a special interest group of the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles of which I’m a member. Contemporary Quilt first organised a Tombola in 2009, Little Gem Quilts, the proceeds go to the Quilters’ Guild. This time it’s Bookwrap Gems, and if you want to know more, check out the website:

And as making bookwraps is so very addictive, here are some more examples:


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More bookwrap fun

Once you get started making bookwraps, you see possibilities everywhere. So, I made some more, the Sunset series:

The strips on the bookwraps were made by needlefelting a piece of felt with wool tops. The background is quilted.

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More bookwraps

Bits and pieces from my new quilt, it’s still underwraps, waiting to make its debut at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham next week, but here are the bookwraps:

Britain I

Britain II

Britain III

Needlefelting, machine embroidery, cording, and lots of stitching.

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I’ve found a new addiction. The good thing is, it doesn’t cost a lot and you end up with lots of pretty gifts. For a project that’s coming up (still under wraps, more at a later date) I’ve started making bookwraps for A6-sized notebooks. To put in a little extra challenge for myself I’m making them from leftover bits and pieces and experiments. So far I haven’t had to buy anything. The only ‘new’ material I use is threads and ribbons and sometimes a bit of backing (leftover bits of fabric). Here are some of the results:

 Festival I        Festival II

Festival III

Festival IV


These bookwraps were all made from pieces left over from my Festival quilt. They are needle-felted (embellisher), stitched, machine quilted, and finished with cording.

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