Friday, December 11, 2015

Necessary Needle Cases

In my last post I mentioned how I am always amazed by all of the sewing women had to do in the nineteenth century. With all this hand sewing going on, a needle case was a necessity. A pretty one to carry your supplies sure helps make your hand sewing adventures more enjoyable.

Every quilter needs a pretty needle case. The pattern for this "huswife" needle case is in my Adelia book. These are quick and easy to stitch up and make great gifts for sewing friends. Or, you can omit the bottom pockets and measure to make it a little longer and wider to fit an electronic device so you have a pretty case for your tablet or Kindle. (If you prefer, add interfacing between the layers to make it a little stiffer.)

A girl can never have too many needle cases! Don't you agree? (Mine are beginning to multiply like pincushions . . . .) You can even keep one in your purse and store gift cards in them. I sort of enjoy the funny looks I get when I'm out shopping and I pull out this seriously old-fashioned (but oh so cute!) case and have to untie the ribbon before I dig out my card . . . . Time stops still for a minute.

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Don't forget - There's still time to make a little quilt for our small quilt group challenge. The revealing of all the little red & white quilts begins on Tuesday, Dec 15. I'll post pictures of some of them here after next week. Hope you can still find time to join us.


Phyllis said...

I made one for a quiltfriend years ago, used the pattern in your book, it turned out very nice , at least I thought so ;-)!

Rosa said...

So gorgeous!

Jennifer M said...

I have to agree, never enough needle cases! Such lovelies to have, in many color and print combinations. I have been so busy lately, I am looking forward to things slowing down so I can get back to my creative creations. I certainly am looking forward to our Red and White Small Quilt Show: ))

Yvonne said...

They are all so cute, you need one for every day and season I think!

Feathers in my Nest said...

Yes! I can never have too many needle cases or keeps...yours are so very pretty..beautiful fabrics.