Thursday, April 26, 2012

what to do with all those free motion practice pieces

hours of practice on samples of free motion quilting as left me with several pieces...too good to toss...what to do with these pieces as plagued the same time i have been doing lots of knitting...knitting needles were a constant mess and source of frustration... ah! use up those quilt pieces and make cases for all those needles.... 

as these pieces were quite big i was able to make large cases. i sewed some left over binding across the bottom edge...then i folded the bottom edge up to the depth
 i wanted the pockets to be... i then sewed more binding along the three edges....side, top and opposite side...when i sewed this binding on i made sure to put a tie in so when rolled up i have a tie to close the case....when all done i sewed pockets for the size of needles i wanted it to hold...

some of the detail of the outside

more detail of the outside

i love the free form butterfly on the outside...i used superior threads rainbows... they give great colour and sheen... now i have somewhere beautiful to keep my needles organized...i made two each for straight needles and one for circular what to do with the ones i produce in the future as i work on the 2012 free motion quilting challenge sponsored by sewcalgal 


What Comes Next? said...

what a great use of your practice pieces, lovely quilting, too.

Carla said...

Good for you! This looks great : )