How to Make a Quilted Journal Cover for Any Size

These quilted journal covers make quick and easy gifts as well as being a great scrapbuster project!

Materials Needed 

– Ribbons, buttons, elastic (optional) – Journal – Quilt Batting – Fabric Scraps – Lining fabric


Measure your book around the spine from the edge of the front cover to the edge of the back cover. That is your width.

Measure your book cover.

Then use your tape measure to measure the height of the book along the front cover vertically. This is your height.

Your lining or backing fabric should be the same size as your finished quilted cover.


You can use straight lines, free motion quilting, or use a decorative stitch on your machine that you don’t get many chances to use.

Quilt Your Journal Cover.


These will be tucked away on the inside cover. Take the two pieces you cut and fold them in half wrong sides to wrong sides.

Attach the Journal Cover Flaps.

Place the raw edge of that folded piece of fabric along the side edges of each end of your fabric cover (the short edges).

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How to Make a Quilted Journal Cover– Video Tutorial