Oh what fun! I just love it when someone takes one of my classes or reads my book or an article, makes something, then shares it with me! In this case, Janet from my Janome yahoo group shared with me a fantastic variation on the needlekeeper pattern in ThreadWork Unraveled. In the pattern in the book, I use a couple pieces of fabric (flannel in one instance) and maybe some batting to make a “needle keeper”–one of those things to help you keep track of what needles have been used but not used up, and what needle is IN the machine:
Well, Janet’s fantabuloso twist is to use her practice free-motion quilting samples to make a lovely roll-up needle-keeper! Janet cut her sample into suitable sizes, zigzagged the outside edge, then added muslin and batting to the center for the storage part of the needlekeeper. This is the business side of Janet’s version:
And the lovely quilting on the back:
And how it looks rolled up (perfect for travel!)–this would be a great variation to use for handwork needles, especially if you work in different parts of the house or on the road:
What a great gift! Janet even typed up information for the recipient:
Now…do I have time to MAKE any before Christmas…what a great gift idea! Thanks so much Janet for sharing with me and, in turn, letting me share with those of you who read my blog! OK…everyone to their sewing machines!