Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Needle keeper tutorial

Embroidery is gaining popularity.  More designers are incorporating it into their designs.  From quilts, to bags, to clothing.  It isn’t just for wall hangings and pillows anymore.
Too keep track of all those pesky needles here is a cute and easy needle keeper.
Needle Keeper

Felt  6 x 2 1/2 inch piece
fabric  2 pieces of 8 x 4 inch
Sew the two pieces of fabric right sides together with a 1/4 inch seam.  make sure to leave a small opening in one side for turning.
Clip excess seam allowance in all 4 corners.
Turn right sides out and press
Top stitch along all 4 sides
Iron cover in half
Iron Felt in half
Line up center creases and sew felt to the cover along this crease
DONE!!  Have fun stitching!!
Speaking of stitching the shop will be having a stitching club.  Nadine has picked out the most adorable Christmas quilt all done in reds and whites.  Call the shop for more info and sign up to join.

1 comment:

Vesuviusmama said...

Just what I need! Thanks for sharing - I hope to whip one up tonight!