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Thread: Suffolk Puff cushion - hot off the needle

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    This is destined to be my MIL christmas present.
    My second finish this weekend!
    The magazine showed it in red, and until I dragged out all my fabrics, was going to be made in christmas reds, but I changed my mind, partly because my MIL is not really a 'red' person and partly that I had oodles and oodles of greens left over from my Pine Tree quilt.
    The pattern called for a 4" circle. I had no templates and had to make one. Did you know that the spindle from the very old green tupperware lettuce crisper, when traced onto cardboard, gives a 4" circle? Needs must.
    A local curtain maker sells offcuts and sample panels for small change, and every time I walk past, cannot help but pick up one or several swatches, hoping that I will make something useful one day.
    This cushion uses up two similar sample swatches. One is ivory, the other more an antique white, but they work a treat! You can just see the way I patched the back on the photo.
    It's been over 20 years since I sewed a zip into anything and today I remember why. I must remember to replace my zipper foot for my machine. It's not the neatest, but it will do the trick. Next weekend, I'll run up a calico insert and stuff the cushion properly.
    Thanks for looking.
    I hope MIL will like it.

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    Beautiful, I am sure she will love it. If not, I would be happy to take it off her hands!

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    That came out very pretty! I'm guessing that what you called Suffolk puffs is what I know as yoyo's???

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    That came out very pretty! I'm guessing that what you called Suffolk puffs is what I know as yoyo's???
    That's what caught my eye on the topic list, I wondered what a Suffolk Puff was exactly!

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    It's really a nice gift. I love green!

    I had to open your post because of curiosity-- I saw the title and thought hmmm, what the heck is a Suffolk puff cushion? Thank goodness for pictures being worth 1000 words. Here, your gift would be called a yo-yo pillow. Tomay-to, tomah-to, either way, that's nice looking!

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    Tha Suffolf puff is gorgeous I have never had a go at them,she will love it

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    Lovely! I've just been giving a try at yo-yo's, very small ones, and decided my arthritic fingers aren't up to doing them.

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    Your DMIL will love receiving this beauty :D:D:D

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    Very pretty!

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