Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Needlecase Workshop

Today, Polly and I went to the Lake Bonney Quilters group, as we have been doing for the last few weeks.  Some of the women noticed my needlecase, that I made myself a while back, using Khristina's tutorial, and asked if I'd do a workshop on how to make them.  So I emailed Khristina to make sure she didn't mind me printing it off for the ladies to use, and of course, being her usual generous self, Khristina was happy for me to do the workshop.

I printed off copies of the tutorial, and using some 'recycled' cardboard (from cereal packets and cat food packets!) Polly & I traced off the templates for the quilters.

Well, I must say, it was a fun day.....everyone who wanted to make themselves a needlecase managed to make them up....all before lunchtime....which apparently is a bit of a novelty, as they usually have to take workshop projects home, and finish them later.

Here's a pic of most of the ones that were sewn today.....I think a couple of the ladies, one in particular, made more than one, but I only photographed their 'firsts' lol

One of the ladies bought along some buttons to share out (thanks Julie) and her needlecase is the dark green one on the right hand side with the pink bow button.....not happy with the straight stitching on her case, she decided to do some fancy stitching along the sew lines, and here's a close up of it now.

Didn't they all do a fantastic job?  Only 2 fabrics repeated....which is the light green and yellow one on the back's also in the inside of the green multi striped fabric that's roughly in the centre of the top pic....otherwise, no repeats!  My favourite (I know, teachers shouldn't play favourites) is the purple (that looks like fuschia pink in the photo) on the far left, and is the near the top.....hmmmm go figure that I'd pick the purple one.....talking of which, I have competition for 'purple' love at Lake Bonney Quilters....gonna have to watch them girls!

A big thank you to Polly for being Teachers Assistant today....and whilst I'm passing out gratitude, thanks Khristina for providing such a great tutorial....the girls all want to know next, so am thinking of doing Khristinas' tote bag, but with a zippered top....I love how they turn out...and I reckon they'd all be able to make them in the one day too.....stay tuned to find out lol

If you have a tutorial you wouldn't mind me sharing with the girls (at a workshop) at quilting, they're hungry for 'fresh' meat so to speak, so please leave me a message and I'll be in touch soon.


  1. Fantastic work girls....its a great project to get finished and feels good to take something home completed...hugs Khris

  2. Talented teacher, talented students. Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all.

  3. Talented teacher, talented students. Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all.

  4. Well done the the teacher and the teacher's assistant! They look great!

  5. Well done Naomi, I've put the kettle on so pop round to teach me anytime. LOLL I will be making one of those, they are so cute.


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