Bright Spot


Strip-piecing gives this neck roll plenty of interest and uses up small leftover scraps.


  • Two 10" x 20" rectangles form the strip fabric.
  • Three 4 1/2" x 12" rectangles of tone-on-tone or solid fabric
  • Three 4 1/4" x 15" rectangles from the dot fabric
  • Three 4 1/2" x 5" rectangles of strip fabrics

  • Hoop mesh cut-away stabilizer, spray with temporary adhesive and adhere one of the 4" x 12" tone-on-tone rectangles to the center. Embroider a border design. Repeat to embroider two more border designs on 4" x 12" rectangles. For interest, make the designs smaller or larger, if desired, for each rectangle.
  • Cut the borders 2" from the design at each end.

  • Sew the 4 1/2" x 5" rectangles to the ends of the border prints. Trim as needed to create 4 1/2" x 15" rectangles. Turn the stripes either horizontally or vertically for interest.
  • Sew the dot rectangles to the embroidered rectangles along the long edges. You will have a cylinder shape when finished.
  • Sew along the 10" side. Turn right side out. Fold along the 10" side to create a 5" x 20" rectangle. Tuck inside the cylinder, matching raw edges; pin in place. Sew together. Repeat for the remaining end.
  • Turn right side out and tuck the neck roll inside.
  • Cut the ribbons in half. Gather one end of the neck roll fabric and tie the ribbons around the fabric; knot. Trim the ends at an angle. Repeat for the remaining end.

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