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    Needle Case/Book Exchange

    Hi Everyone,

    Patrice has allowed me to organise a needle case/book exchange. There are plenty of free needle case/book patterns available so there shouldn’t be any expenses where the pattern is concerned and I am sure we all have more than enough fabrics in our stash to create a needle case/book! As always, this exchange is open to everybody and the boards rules on swaps and exchanges apply.

    So come on – join in and have some fun.

    CONSTRUCTION:-

    1. The case does not have to be quilted, although it surely can be, but it must be handmade - not shop bought.

    2. It must be made of 100% cotton fabric. Embellishments and pretty’s are very welcome as is applique.

    3. The size and shape of the case is up to the individual creating it, but should not be smaller than 4” x 3”.

    MANNERS: Please remember to thank your partner. Just a simple post is great. Please also let me know when you send and receive so that I can mark my records and make sure everyone receives a needle case. It would be great if you could post a picture, but if you are unable to post a picture, please ask your partner to do so. Much of the fun is seeing everyone's creations. Also, please understand that this board has members with differing skill levels and you will not necessarily be sent to by somebody at the same level as yourself...... so, love the creation you are sent, whatever the standard of sewing, piecing, quilting. We all started somewhere and the most important ingredient in our creations is love!

    PARTNERS: You will be allocated a recipient in this exchange. You will send to them, but they will send to somebody else and so on!

    EXTRAS: This is a secret exchange so please please ensure that you put a card in with your exchange so the recipient knows who has made it. If you can, give a few details about yourself.... it is lovely if we can get to know each other a little better. This exchange is for a needle case only. It is not necessary to put other items in with your exchange but you can if you feel you would like to.

    DUE DATE: The deadline for all needle cases to be sent is February 1st 2012 so there will be plenty of time to manufacture your creation after the Christmas rush. Please get proof of posting so that we can try to trace lost packages

    COMMUNICATION: If you are unable to post by this date please let me know when you will be posting as soon as you can. If for any reason need to drop out of this exchange please let me know as soon as you know. If you communicate with me I can ensure that everybody receives a needle case and we all experience a happy exchange.

    SIGN UP: Sign up begins today and ends December 10th, 2011. I’ll will assign partners immediately and let all participants know who their partners are as soon as possible.







    Now for the fun...... to sign up please fill in these details and PM me


    1. Name

    2. Address

    3. Email address

    4. Favourite Colours

    5. Can you post internationally?

    6. Do you have allergies?

    7. Do you have pets?



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    Caroline,
    This sounds wonderful & I want to sign up. I am sending you my information through a PM!!
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    Count me in.

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    miss sulabug ithis is the first time i have seen you on in weeks at least since the new format i enjoyrd reading about your guess as to who you got for a swap being an experienced quilter could you please tell me what this swap is or as to what a needle case / book exchange is thank you maureen

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    Would like to see a pic so everyone knows what this is, please!!!!!
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    If you go to a search engine like Google or Bing and search needle case patterns, many hits come up, many free tutorials and ideas.
    I think I may try this one Caroline, will be PMing after I experiment a little to make sure I can do this.
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    Needlecase/book

    Oh, please sign me up. I am pm'ing you right now. Sounds like fun. I love these little books.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Quote Originally Posted by almodent View Post
    miss sulabug ithis is the first time i have seen you on in weeks at least since the new format i enjoyrd reading about your guess as to who you got for a swap being an experienced quilter could you please tell me what this swap is or as to what a needle case / book exchange is thank you maureen
    Hi Maureen,
    Never fear, I am here!! I post everyday, I am sorry you have missed it & missed me. But I am still here. Candi described the needle case, just above this post & she did a great job. Do I dare ask your general age, as these were so popular when my Mother was young. As my kids would say in the "Olden Days". I found this website with a pattern to share with you & everyone else. Enjoy!!


    http://www.quilterscache.com/H/Howto...eedlecase.html
    Last edited by SulaBug; 11-21-2011 at 01:28 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug View Post
    Hi Maureen,
    Never fear, I am here!! I post everyday, I am sorry you have missed it & missed me. But I am still here. Candi described the needle case, just above this post & she did a great job. Do I dare ask your general age, as these were so popular when my Mother was young. As my kids would say in the "Olden Days". I found this website with a pattern to share with you & everyone else. Enjoy!!



    http://www.quilterscache.com/H/Howto...eedlecase.html
    I hadn't seen that tutorial yet. Thanks for posting it. I will have to try that one out, also.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Caroline:
    Sounds great and I sent you a PM with the requested information.
    Pam

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    Hi

    I would love to join the swap. I am assuming that the needle case it the style of a book.

    JoAnne
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    Here's a couple other links fhttp://tipnut.com/26-free-tutorials-for-needle-books-cases/or needlebooks and http://lotsofpinkhere.blogspot.com/2...-tutorial.html and http://sewshesews.wordpress.com/2011...subscribe-blog.

    I love these books and there are so many different ones.

    Here's an example of the needlebook I made from the sewshesew.wordpreess.com. Hope this helps.
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    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Hi Carolyn,

    Have sent you a PM. would love to participate.

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    I would love to participate. I will take and post a picture of the one I made from felted wool. Sending PM with info.
    After 2 years with the same signature I have been requested to remove it. Bye

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    I would also like to participate. I will send a PM to you CarolinePaj with my information. Here's a link to some needle books for ideas.

    http://tipnut.com/26-free-tutorials-...e-books-cases/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judith1005 View Post
    Here's a couple other links fhttp://tipnut.com/26-free-tutorials-for-needle-books-cases/or needlebooks and http://lotsofpinkhere.blogspot.com/2...-tutorial.html and http://sewshesews.wordpress.com/2011...subscribe-blog.

    I love these books and there are so many different ones.

    Here's an example of the needlebook I made from the sewshesew.wordpreess.com. Hope this helps.
    That is a really pretty one. Thanks for posting the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug View Post
    Hi Maureen,
    Never fear, I am here!! I post everyday, I am sorry you have missed it & missed me. But I am still here. Candi described the needle case, just above this post & she did a great job. Do I dare ask your general age, as these were so popular when my Mother was young. As my kids would say in the "Olden Days". I found this website with a pattern to share with you & everyone else. Enjoy!!


    http://www.quilterscache.com/H/Howto...eedlecase.html

    Oh, I like that tutorial. It's extra cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble View Post
    I would love to participate. I will take and post a picture of the one I made from felted wool. Sending PM with info.
    Oooo, I'd love to see it. I haven't worked much with wool. But it def. is on my list to. The ones i've seen on the internet are so pretty. Can't wait to see yours also.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Quick question, Caroline, you said the book has to be made from 100% cotton, can we use wool felt for the pages that the needles are stored on?

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    I'm not kidding these things are addictive. http://goosiegirls.wordpress.com/200...-case-pattern/ and http://sewtimeless.net/?p=502 and I've even seen some needle cases that are made out of the unfinished boxes at michaels and joanns that are just adorable. Ok, Ok, can you tell I lovvveee these. lol
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Caroline, Sounds like fun. I'll pm you....thanks!

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    I'm in! I've sent a PM, and I'm excited. What a great idea.
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    I LOVE sewing/needle cases! Sending my PM now!!!
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    Needlebooks

    Quote Originally Posted by Judith1005 View Post
    Here's a couple other links fhttp://tipnut.com/26-free-tutorials-for-needle-books-cases/or needlebooks and http://lotsofpinkhere.blogspot.com/2...-tutorial.html and http://sewshesews.wordpress.com/2011...subscribe-blog.

    I love these books and there are so many different ones.

    Here's an example of the needlebook I made from the sewshesew.wordpreess.com. Hope this helps.
    Thank you for your reply, I thought that was what we need to make. I have one started and I will also make my quilting friends one each

    JoAnne
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    Caroline,

    I sent you a pm, I would like to join.

    JoAnne
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