Quilted Needle Case for Guild Swap

Saturday is the date of the AMQG Christmas party over @ Intown Quilters in Decatur.

This year’s gift exchange (totally voluntary) is quilted needle books.  Various samples were passed around at the last two guild meetings and a link to an online tutorial from Sew She Sews was posted on the guild site.

I’m in de-stash mode – meaning I shop my stash first unless absolutely necessary.  My beloved stash yielded 2 Kaffe Fasset fat quarters plus a coordinating print (meant for another project) that worked well together.  Free motion quilted a loopy meander on the vintage Elna (boy do I need to find a straight stitch needle plate or do the business card feed dog cover trick!). I found a piece of felted wool that I used rather than schlepping to Joann’s to stand in line for a piece of wool felt.  The binding is a wiggly stripe that coordinates well.  I debated the closure and was about to do a covered button and silver elastic loops when I spied my snap cabinet.  Bingo!  Snaps are from Snap Source and have been in the stash for close to a decade – left over from when I made baby clothes.  Boomer exited stage left when I started pounding the snaps on the concrete floor in the shop area.

Here’s the final project:

Quilted Needle Case
Needle Case Interior