Monday, October 7, 2013

Hexagon Thread Catcher and Needlebook

I've been doing a lot of hand sewing lately.  When I attended Sue Daley's trunk show and lecture a couple of weeks ago, she showed her Threads and Things pattern for this thread catcher.  I've been working on mine and just finished it.  These are 1/2" hexagons and are English Paper Pieced.

The pattern can be purchased on Sue's web site here.

I've had a couple ask about this pattern, but if you are set as a no-reply blogger, I can't answer your email.

The inside will hold a half gallon milk jug trimmed down to make threads and clippings easier to empty.  

The outside pockets will hold a small ruler, glue stick, small spool of thread, package of needles, etc.

The pin cushion is attached with a couple of Velcro dots and is made by just sewing 14 random hexagons together into two flowers, sewing them right sides together leaving enough opening to turn and then stuffing with some sort of loose stuffing.  

The night of the Sue Daley lecture, Back Door Quilts gave everyone there a kit to make a needle book.  This is made using 3/4" hexagons and is English Paper Pieced.

The needle book is made using 11 random hexagons and two that are fussy cut for the centers.

A piece of felt is fused onto the back of the hexagons using your favorite fusible, and a square of felt is hand stitched into the center to hold pins and needles.  

I hope that you have had a nice weekend and that you took a little time out to do some stitching.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
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