by dragonflyer 12 Jun 2017

I was inspired to come up with my own Needle Mat after seeing the one that Carolyn was looking for...thinking I might call it Needle Keeper instead (?)...I am pleased with my test stitch-out...just a little tweak I need to do to the file and it will be good to go! This will come in handy for all of the needles for my machines...decided that when I put in a new needle, I will put a colored pin head in the slot for the needle I am installing...If it is for my Ellisimo, I will use a blue pin head and if it is for the Creschendo I will use a red pin head...and as I change out the machine needles they will go in the correct spot on the mat...I think this will come in very handy.

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by jgwatchorn 15 Jun 2017

I love this design, is it available for purchase? Thanks

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by joansatx 14 Jun 2017

Very nice and neat and easy to read. Enjoy!

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by blueeyedblonde 14 Jun 2017

Great idea! I just finished trying to figure out what needles I had in my machine were and what the ones I had taken out to use a different kind and set aside - whew! what a job!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 14 Jun 2017

Ah, that's exactly when this little baby comes in handy! No more guesswork or trying to read the tiny, tiny engraved size on the needle! This one is already in use!

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by sonjapotgieter 13 Jun 2017

Awesome project and so Handy!!!Great work...Gorgeous

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by brendalea 13 Jun 2017

Nice needle holder. Better then the one I got some time ago. Great that you can read the needle types & sizes. Great job. Happy Stitching

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by sewdeb 13 Jun 2017

Great job, especially the lettering!

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by sbott54 13 Jun 2017

This is so useful. I've lost track of what the needles are when I change from one type to another. It helps with the labeling on needles, but still it's a problem. Great idea!

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by stork 13 Jun 2017

The lettering is great! It is clear for being so small. I am sure this will be used hard with all the designs and projects you come up with.

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by Sewmum1 13 Jun 2017

Looks great. Hopefully your machine will be ready soon.

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by sjbrower 13 Jun 2017

I have the one that was in DBC many years back and use it all the time. I love your idea to use a colored pinhead to mark the type of needle that is in your machine at the time. I find that the older I get, the less I remember!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 13 Jun 2017

Thanks, Sharon...I'm with you, can't for the life of me remember which needle is actually in the machine!

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by basketkase 13 Jun 2017

Great job, especially on the tiny letters!!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 13 Jun 2017

Thanks, Vicki...yes, they are tiny!

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by pennifold 13 Jun 2017

Great idea, I've got one Meg made me and it's got the amount of stitches on it, like Sandra suggests. Love Chris

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sandralane by sandralane 13 Jun 2017

Thanks Chris, I will investigate that. Sandra.

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 13 Jun 2017

Thanks, Chris...

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by sandralane 13 Jun 2017

Your design of the needle mat is terrific, and would make great gifts for sewing friends. Nice idea for different colour pin heads to keep track of needles. Just another suggestion that you may incorporate, is the amount of stitches for each needle size Sandra.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 13 Jun 2017

Thanks, Sandra...I will have to think about stitches!

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by serendipity79 13 Jun 2017

great job ... this will keep you super organised! hugs maria x x

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 13 Jun 2017

Thanks, Maria!

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by lbrow 12 Jun 2017

Nice job Kim/Lillian

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 13 Jun 2017

Thank you, Lillian...

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by katydid 12 Jun 2017

Nice job! I still use one of the large size tomato pin cushions and use a sharpie pen to label the sections. I no longer see well enough to read the markings on the needles. Your idea would make gifts for friends or even take into your dealer and they may want to sell them. Worth a try of asking. Kay

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 13 Jun 2017

Thanks, Kay...good use of the Tomato Pincushion, too!

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by lmmattern 12 Jun 2017

Excellent Job!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 13 Jun 2017

Thank you!

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by crafter2243 Moderator 12 Jun 2017

Very well done and practical. A nice gift for any sewer..

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 13 Jun 2017

Thanks, Angie...I agree totally!

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by noah 12 Jun 2017

What can i say ****Darn your Good!!!Got your machine home???hugs

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 12 Jun 2017

Thanks, Carolyn...no, did not get my machine back yet...went to my girlfriends house and used her new BabyLock Destiny 2...

noah by noah 12 Jun 2017

Oh poor you ****it won't be long now *****

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