Sew this: Quilt-as-you-Go Casserole Caddy

Sewing a Casserole Carrier

quilt-as-you-go pattern for a casserole cozyTake your Potluck Game up to the next level with this beautiful and functional casserole caddy. It’s a quilt as you go pattern by June Tailor. Because the pattern is printed on the cotton/poly batting it’s very easy and quick. This casserole caddy would also be a great gift matched with a casserole dish.

Fabric sizes of 2-1/2″ strips and 5″ squares make it an ideal project for pre-cut fabrics. Fits a 9 x 13 casserole dish. Finished size approximately 41″ x 30″

Katrina, our Design team quilter has made these Casserole Caddies a few times and has some tips for you.

Tips and Tricks

• The pattern will tell you you need ¼ yard of six different fabrics or 17 precut 5” squares and 6 precut 2½” strips, 2/3 yd of fabric for binding, a yard of backing fabric.

• Other items you’ll need that aren’t mentioned: 4” of Velcro, 60” of webbing for handles OR the same amount of 3½” strips of quilt batting and fabric to cover the batting.  We used our 1” black webbing. You will also need 505 Spray Adhesive. Optional but helpful items are spray starch (we like Mary Ellen’s Best Pressed), and a walking foot.

• The first sewing step is to stitch around the pattern with the backing fabric attached to the wrong side of the pattern/batting.  I highly recommend using a high contrast thread for this step.  It makes it easier to see where to cut off the excess fabric before stitching the binding on.

• If you don’t sew an accurate ¼” seam, you may wish to cut pieces #10-19 a ¼” wider than recommended to ensure coverage.

• Pieces #14 and 15 are each created from four 5” squares.  You can use a solid strip of fabric or even a border stripe fabric!

Making Holiday Coasters with June Tailor Casserole Caddy

You trim a fair amount of batting off the pattern piece that has backing fabric attached.  With leftover fabric from the top, I created mug rugs/coasters!  You can easily get several sets from the leftovers.

The ones I have pictured are 4” finished, but they can be created at whatever size is desired. Tied together with a bow, they make fast and easy stocking stuffers or gifts for your book club, bunco group, etc.  Pair them with a pound of coffee and/or a mug for a cool gift. Holiday coasters are a small thing that isn’t often considered – but they are quite lovely to have during the holidays.

Casserole dish