This project started out with a call from my Mom who wanted a cool place to store all of her straight knitting needles. She didn't want a store bought holder, and they rarely are large enough to put all your different lengths of needles and double points. This call came a week or so before Christmas so I didn't have a lot of time!!
I started with an idea that came from a Della Q knitting needle case I have at home, but I wanted to have a quilted back to give the case a lot more interest. Mom wanted pink so I had my theme! I decided to use some Flea Market Fancy and a few other pink fabrics I had in my stash.
I cut a piece of batting as big as the entire knitting needle roll will be, and used Quilt As You Go method to piece the quilting. This was my first try at QAYG and I don't think I'm very good at it, but I liked the way it turned out!
I then created the front of the holder with 3 levels of pockets like the Della Q bag, and marked the pockets with a hera marker so I could sew the slots easily. Each pocket is a folded layer sandwiching interfacing.
Below is the front of the finished holder showing the 3 levels of pockets. I sandwiched the front and back right sides together, sewed all around and then turned right side out. Then I topstitched all around.
And here is the back of the holder showing the patchwork! The one thing I would change if I were to make another one would be to use a thinner batting or even QAYG on interfacing instead of batting. The finished holder turned out just a bit too thick when rolled up
All rolled up and ready to store!
Have a wonderful 2013! Lily.