Sewing Needle Book

I saw Kitty Pink fabric Bluebirds on Roses by Elea Lutz from the collection Bluebirds on Roses by Elea Lutz for Penny Rose Fabrics from Riley Blake Designs and just loved it! So I bought a yard of it plus a charm pack of the collection.



I used it to make this adorable needle case. The pattern is called “Pins and Needles Book” by Kimberly Kruzich of retro mama. I made the medium version with two slip pockets inside.

4 ½” x 6″ Needle Book

I did a little free motion quilting around the roses and straight stitched diagonal lines on the borders. After I did the bit of FMQ, I realized that I had not switched the feed dogs down and I hadn’t even noticed. Hmmm? I’m going to try it on some larger pieces and see what happens. I use a simple Brother domestic machine. Does anyone leave the feed dogs up intentionally when FMQ?

Since I finished the fabulous Barn BOM quilt top, I’m working on some small projects for a change of pace before I complete the quilt. Next small project is a variation included in the needle book pattern, one with zipper pockets, which I think would make a perfect travel jewelry case.

Thank you for visiting and hoping all is well in your corner of the world.

🌸 ~Abbie 




One thought on “Sewing Needle Book

  1. I’d be interested in hearing your experiences with more FMQ with feeddogs, as you experiment. I have essentially given up on FMQ and stick to straight line quilting, but FMQ with feed dogs could be a good compromise for me. I might play around with that! Love your needlebook!


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