Fall Stitching Needle Card

ChristinaSeptember 16, 2011


I have this small, round side table that I decided needs a round, quilted table topper for the fall.  I decorated the other day for fall/Halloween and it looks a little barren in that spot.  So I found a great stitchery at The Floss Box (thanks to Amanda H. for the link) and have started stitching when I have a few minutes.  I figure this will be the center and I’ll scrappy piece around the sides to make it the right diameter.  I’m looking forward to completing this one and sharing it.  I love having a vision in my head of something and seeing it through.


When I was gathering the thread colors I wanted to use onto a ring, I realized I wanted to have a few needles to hold multiple threads, rather than constantly changing thread when I still had usable amounts left on the needle.  Which of course led to me needing a needle “card” to hold them all.  So I grabbed a piece of fall fabric, some batting and some wool felt and cut them all out into circles.  Then I stitched them together and used pinking shears around the edge.  Finally, I put a small grommet on there so it could fit on my ring and always be with the threads.  It’s proved very useful, and quite cute, too!  And of course I have it all stashed in my Hoop Travel Bag that I made from the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery pattern.

Comments (19)

  • Jeni

    September 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    That is such a cute one! I love that site! The patterns are all so adorable, and reasonable! Can’t wait to see this one stitched up :)

    And seriously, needle card, such a good idea!

  • **nicke…

    September 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    that is such a great idea and so pretty too! i think it is exactly what i need also!

  • Victoria Paige @ Boutique Uniquely

    September 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Aww it’s very cute. Love the little pumpkin.

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski

    September 16, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    You are one very coordinated crafter!! I need a place for all of my threaded needles and will be making one!

  • L&M Creations

    September 16, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Love how you use the ring. So much easier for a small project. I have floss bags on a ring. I like the addition of the needle station.

  • Rachel Hauser

    September 16, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Christina, I didn’t know you embroider! Those pumpkins are so cute. I’m off to visit the Floss Box.

    P.S. Hope you enter the finished project into Celebrate Color!

  • Live a Colorful Life

    September 16, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    That is so cute and clever–and useful! I come up with the problems, but you seem to come up with the solutions. Wish my brain worked like that…

  • Donna

    September 16, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Great idea!

  • Heather Joy

    September 16, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Beautiful! It’s coming out wonderfully! I just bought some pearl cotton thread today! Thanks for more inspiration! :)

  • Poppyprint

    September 17, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    That’s an adorable stitchery! I haven’t even thought about fall yet, but today’s weather has punted me right into season!

  • Betty Crocker Ass

    September 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Oh that is so great! All of it that is. Don’t you just love fall!

  • Simone de Klerk

    September 17, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Cute! Thanks for the link.

  • Melissa

    September 18, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Oh I love the needle holder idea!! Just wish my threads were that tidy and neat looking! Have been working feverishly on a santa and being very messy
    threadwise! I kind of like the ‘whirlwind’ of color look though! Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to see the finshed product!

  • Karen Sue

    September 18, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    great idea with the needle holder. Seems that I usually have a needle of some kind with me in a bag, but not easy to find. This would do it! And I like you new stitching project.

  • Amanda

    September 18, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    I love this, thanks for the great tip!

  • Esther Guirado

    September 19, 2011 at 9:15 am

    It is a great idea and is very cute!!

  • toots2u

    September 19, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    love your needle card… what a great idea!!!

  • Nik kamisah

    September 21, 2011 at 10:14 am

    What a creative idea and smart too..you are so disciplined. thank you for sharing as i always buy needles coz i lost them all the time. i love sewing embroidery and sewing beads on dress too!
    ur welcome to my blog

  • wrenandstitchy

    December 5, 2011 at 1:37 am

    The needle holder for WIPs is brilliant! I love how it holds WIP needles + the flosses for the project. Much prettier than my method (aka Ziploc bag LOL) ;-).

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