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More fun with twin needle quilting – creating a needle organizer

It was just last month that we explored how to set up your machine as well as some fun quilting techniques using a SCHMETZ twin needle. If you missed it, see my post, Everything you ever wanted to know about quilting with a twin needle.

This week we’ll use our twin needles once again to construct and decorate a lovely sewing machine needle organizer. This project is perfect for getting the hang of sewing using a twin needle.

Let’s get started!

Needle organizer constructed and decorated with SCHMETZ twin needles.
Needle organizer constructed and decorated with SCHMETZ twin needles.

materials

fabric

  • One 15″ x 24″ piece of plain or tone on tone cotton fabric for the outside of your needle organizer
  • One 15″ x 24 ” piece of plain (not print) cotton fabric for the inside of your organizer
needles
  • SCHMETZ Universal twin needles 1.6/70, 2.5/80 and 4.0/80

thread

  • 2 spools Gütermann 50 weight cotton thread to match your bias tape
  • 2 spools Gütermann 50 weight cotton to contrast with your front fabric

other

  • one 15″ x 24″ piece of HeatnBond Non-Woven Medium Weight Fusible Interfacing
  • one 15″ x 24″ piece of HeatnBond fusible fleece or needlepunch
  • one 15″ x 24″ piece of 8 gauge plastic available anywhere home decor fabric is sold
  • one package narrow UNIQUE double fold bias tape
  • one package medium width UNIQUE double fold bias tape
  • 36″ of ELAN or CREATIV DECOR narrow ribbon or cord for tie closure (optional)
  • 2 decorative buttons for tie closure (optional)
  • CLOVER Fabric Adhesive Stick available at your local quilt shop
  • UNIQUE QUILTING Fast Fade marking pen that is clearly visible on your fabric
  • SEW EASY rotary cutter, 24″ ruler and cutting mat
  • (Zigzag) sewing machine with walking foot, darning foot and non-stick foot, also known as Teflon foot

TIP
If your local fabric store doesn’t carry the 8 gauge plastic you could purchase a clear plastic shower curtain liner to make your project.

Gather your supplies
Gather your supplies

Preparing your pieces

Fuse the 15″ x 24″ medium weight non-woven interfacing to the wrong side of the 15 x 24″ inner fabric.

Inside fabric with fusible interfacing attached
Inside fabric with fusible interfacing attached

Fuse the 15″ x 24″ fusible fleece or needle punch to the wrong side of the cotton fabric for the outside of your needle organizer.

Outer fabric with fusible fleece attached
Outer fabric with fusible fleece attached

Cut the 8 gauge plastic into the following strips.

One 3″ x 24″
Two 3¼” x 24″
One 3½” x 24″

TIP
It’s difficult to see the edge of the plastic when cutting. I like to place a piece of fabric underneath for better visibility.

As an added bonus I have pre-cut strips ready for another project.

Place fabric under the plastic for better visibility.
Place fabric under the plastic for better visibility.

Cut the narrowUNIQUEbias tape into four 25″ strips.

Set all aside for tomorrow.

Prepare your machine for construction with a twin needle

Place the 4.0/80 SCHMETZ Universal twin needle and the non-stick (Teflon) glide foot on your sewing machine.

Thread the machine with 50 weight cotton thread that matches your bias tape in both needles and the bobbin.

Don’t forget to review last months tips on Everything you ever wanted to know about quilting with twin needles!

You are ready to sew!

4.0 Universal twin needle and non-stick foot
4.0 Universal twin needle and non-stick foot

Come back tomorrow for fearless construction with a twin needle as we use our SCHMETZ twin needle to construct the inside of your sewing machine needle organizer.

This is part 1 of 5 in this series.

Go to part 2: Fearless construction of needle organizer using a twin needle – yes you can!

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