Friday, May 25, 2007

Freshcut offcuts

Now what does a person do with leftover Freshcut?
Why, make a pincushion of course! Designed by Heather Bailey herself! From the summer issue of Quilts and More.

1. Get a doll needle as stated in the directions. It will be impossible without one.
2. Make sure you get the correct tightness in the ribbon as you do each side. Trying to adjust it afterwards is a real pain.
3. The narrower the ribbon, the more likely it is to twist.
4. Use strong thread when sewing on the buttons - I used hand quilting thread.

We're leaving early tomorrow morning to spend the weekend here. Josh is planning on spending the weekend with a friend, so this will be an adults only weekend. Hmmmmmm...

Happy Memorial Day everyone!

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  1. nice pin cushion! I saw those in the magazine and they looked like a fun project to try.

    have a great weekend-sounds fun-but quite a foreign concept to me these days.

  2. cute! so the doll needle is necessary, huh? i was wondering about that since i don't have one and have no idea where you get one. hmmm...

  3. Erin: Yes, you need it. I bent another needle almost 90 degrees before giving up. I found mine at Hancock Fabrics. It was right with the other needles. It's 5 inches long, so you can't miss it.

  4. THat is a perfect pincushion, you did a great job. Wow I love that fabric!

    Have a super weekend!

  5. Totally sweet pincushion. I love the fabric mix AND the button! Have a nice weekend getaway!

  6. Very pretty. I love the color combination!

  7. i love how your pin cushion turned out. so cute!

  8. I love the pincushion and the way you photographed it! Cute button, too!