Thread Catcher Needlecase
In case you are new my blog, may I say how nice it is to meet you, and you will be able to read more about my "Mini Thread Catcher" in the files of the same name. Briefly, I started with some 1.5" vintage squares and scraps of calico with the intention of making a thread catcher, but, as with many projects, it grew and grew and became a Mini Needlecase!
The lid was the last to be finished, and I wanted it to look like a small quilt (although it isn't actually quilted ..... I couldn't think how to quilt something so small and at the same time I wanted it puffy in order to double up as a pincushion, whilst covering my stitching basket as a lid). There, that's what I should have called it all along .....
"My Stitching Basket!"
Last time I shared pictures of the lid/quilt, I was working out how to mitre the binding round the corners of the tiny quilt, and I feel quite pleased with the result!
I am really happy to have finished it, it is so useful, especially when travelling!
|Plenty of pockets!|
The lid has about 3 layers of wadding and a square of plastic within, fulfilling two objectives, one to keep the lid in shape and secondly to stop the pins going right through.
By the way that is thread across the top of the quilt, not a nasty mark .... didn't notice it was there until I was writing up this post.
Oh, nearly forgot to mention the basket is approximately 2.5" high, or 6" tall if you include the handles with an 8.5" diameter.
Thank you for visiting me today, and I hope to see you again soon!