Quilt Tool Pouch Tutorial

November 7, 2023

Quilt Tool Pouch Tutorial

Tish from Iconic Quilts shares her tutorial on making a quilt tool pouch, an easy and scrap friendly project, on the Quilters Candy blog.

Quilt Tool Pouch

Hello fellow sewists, I am Tish from Iconic Quilts. Devotee of quilting and designing patterns, Nanna to two beautiful granddaughters and currently living in Devon, UK by the sea a great source of inspiration.

I have designed this Quilt Tool Pouch which is not only useful but uses up some of those scraps we all have lying around – though you will need to make a few to make a dent in them if you are anything like me.

scrap fabrics

Fabric Requirements

Scraps – minimum size 3.5” x 3.5”

Scrap batting – pieces can be joined together

If you have scraps from Jelly Rolls these work great for the binding and pocket bindings, if not just cut some 2.5” strips

Step One

Cut 36 3.5” x 3.5” squares from various materials

Sew into pairs and then in rows of 4 – press seams alternatively on the rows so you can nest when joining

Set one row aside – measures 3.5” x 12.5” (Piece A)

Sew two rows together – nesting seams to make a block 6.5” x 12.5” (Piece B)

Sew three rows together twice to make two blocks measuring 9.5” x 12.5” (Piece C)

Set to one side 

Step Two

Backing Fabric

From scraps of fabric join pieces or if you have large scraps cut to size.

fabric for pouch

You will need

1 piece 6.5 x 12.5

3 pieces 9.5 x 12.5

Step Three

Cut batting so you have the following

1 piece 6.5” x 12.5”

1 piece 9.5” x 12.5”

1 piece 18.5” x 12.5”

Step Four

Take 1 piece C and join to 1 piece 9.5 x 12.5 and then repeat.

Take Piece A from Step One and join to 1 piece of 6.5” x 12.5” (Piece E)

Final block will measure 9.5” x 12.5”

Step Five

Layer up the pieces as follows 

Piece B, one batting 6.5” x 12.5”   and backing fabric 6.5” x 12.5”       

Piece E, batting 9.5” x 12.5”and backing fabric 9.5” x 12.5” 

(1) Piece D, batting 18.5” x 12.5” and (1) Piece D

Backing, batting and front and quilt as desired


Step Six

Make your binding

You will need two strips 2.5” x 12.5 to bind the pockets and one piece 2.5” x 70”

I joined a number of odd jelly roll strips for this

Fold each piece in half and press

Bind the two pockets at the top

Lay the short binding on the top and sew along edge.

quilted sides

Fold binding over and either hand stitch down or stitch on machine.

Step Seven

Attach the Velcro

Cut a small piece of Velcro and layer up all the pieces as in Step Eight and position one piece of Velcro on the top pocket in the middle of the squares as shown in photo.


Sew round to attach

Fold over the top and place a pin through to mark where the Velcro should go and then sew on opposite side to pin so that when top is folded over the Velcro joins.

pin pouch

Step Eight

Sew pockets

Lay the 9.5” x 12.5” on top of the 18.5” x 12.5”

pouch sides

Lay the 6.5” x 12.5” piece on top of  the 9.5” x 12.5” piece and sew up from the bottom using the lines on the patches, to make two pockets, turn and the top and stitch down again.

making the pouch


Sew round using an 1/8” seam to hold all three pieces together

Step Nine

Lay the 9.5” x 12.5” (which now has the 6.5” x 12.5” attached) on top of the 18.5” x 12.5”

Sew round using an 1/8” seam to hold all three pieces together

Then sew up from the bottom up the middle of the patches all the way to top of 9.5” x 12.5” to create two pockets on the back and add two pockets to the front pockets

To Finish

Bind around the outside, finish binding using your own method

Fill with you lovely quilting tools ready for your next class or retreat

finished quilt tool pouch

Happy sewing x


Quilting | Iconic Quilts


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