Friday, June 7, 2013

A Very Tiny Finish

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.



  1. Really handy! I am using a scrap, but this is much nicer!!!
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  2. well, I think it's darling. and I love the colors. and a finish is a finish! one less thing undone. . . how ever you want to justify it!

  3. It's so cute! And useful, what a great idea.

  4. A finish is a finish indeed!

  5. I agree - a finish is a finish! What a cute little cushion! I had never heard of using one of these before. It looks like it is made just like a coasters pattern I have, except they are larger of course.

  6. A finish is a finish no matter the size! It's cute and I may have to make one. I usually just use scraps that are sitting around but yours is much more grownup. Cute!

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