This is a needle cushion. You know, a resting spot for your needle and presser foot when you have to transport your machine. It's about 1 1/2" square. Cute, huh?
I saw super simple directions for making one a few weeks ago. It took about 5 minutes to make with pieces of fabric I already had cut: five 2" squares. I did have to cut the batting that goes inside. The hardest part was turning it right side out after I finished sewing. You can see directions at Prairie Rose Quilts and Farm.
I haven't transported my machine but I've used this needle cushion often. I always want to have two pieces of fabric to send through as leaders/enders but sometimes I just don't. At those times, I use this to put the presser food down so the thread doesn't get pulled out when I'm moving fabric around.
It's almost silly to celebrate such a tiny finish.... And yet, a finish IS a finish, right?
I'm linking this to finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts. Thanks, Amanda Jean.