Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wool Needlekeeper

The wool and cotton needlekeeper is done. I really screwed it up too, but I think I made it workable and not too humble! I found the free pattern for it here. What was unfortunate is that the pages were not numbered and I didn't staple them together right away, so I ended up sewing the front and back together before adding the pockets. As you scroll down you'll see my mess.

Here is the front. It looks cute.

Open the cover and you get pockets, which really ended up being one large pocket even if there are seams sewn down it to look like it has pockets. The green flower was supposed to be two sided and stuffed like a little pin cushion. I decided to just stitch the appliqued flower down.

Open up the back and you get some wool pages for pins and needles. I'm not sure why it has 4 pages!! I was following the directions....hahahaha

Here is the back pocket for a little pair of scissors. The bottom seam on this pocket and the other one is supposed to be sewn into the seam at the bottom. Oops!

I never said I was great at following directions!!

To hoop or not hoop: From the comments I received, 9 quilters use a hoop, 7 quilters said they do not use a hoop, 1 said she does it both ways, and 2 people quilt without a thimble!


  1. Ooooh, I love it! Thank you for sharing the link. I'm going to have to make one.

  2. Oh I just love it...thanks for sharing the link. I need to get busy!

  3. Love those who share....and it is very wool!

  4. Regardless of how you put it together, it would suit me! Thanks for the link. I am printing it out right now.

  5. don't be so hard on yourself the needlekeeper is nice and will be treasured by someone
    I use a hoop and a thimble!

  6. You've just made the design your very own - looks pretty good from here *s*

  7. I love the wool applique. I tempted to have a go myself now, as I down loaded that pattern a while back I will look for some of the wool at Houston i n October.

    I quilt with a hoop and thimbles for a full size quilt, and no hoop for my quilt-as-you-go quilts.

  8. What fun fabric you have chosen. I made this needle keeper when Sue Spargo first put out the pattern - I think it was a kit. I use mine all the time.


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