I'm always looking for ways to use my foundation paper piecing quilt blocks. I wrote about using them for mug rugs or mini quilts which is the fastest way to finish a block and use it straight away. My new favourite is going to be this block pouch. I am addicted to FPP and Pouches so combining them with this easy and fast technique is great!
The block i used for this tutorial is my Valentines block but i created this pouch to be used with any of my Quilt blocks. If the block is bigger or small you can easily adjust to your needs. All my blocks are 6" x 6" + seam allowance. So they should measure 6.5 x 6.5 when finished.
Place each strip right sides together on each side of the block. Stitch each 2" fabric strip with a 1/4" seam allowance.
Press seam and press open. Trim these pieces to line up with the rest of the pouch. Use this new piece i'll be calling the front exterior as a template to cut the following:
Open out and press these and attach the other sides of the pouch exterior and lining being careful to line up with the previous sides. Open out, press, and top stitch these too.
OPEN the zipper to half way. Place the lining pieces right sides together and the exterior pieces right sides together. Sew around the edges with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Leave a 3" turning hole in the bottom of the lining pieces. Pull the pouch right side out through the turning hole.