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Thread: chicken pincushion

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    Does anyone know where I can get the directions to make the chicken pincushion made out of two log cabin blocks? I got one set of directions off the net, but they just aren't clear, and no pictures!
    Stores want $10 for one of these and I thought I could make one myself, but just can't figure this one out. Would appreciate any help. :)

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    Oh how I would love that pattern also. I'll be watching to get this pattern. Wanted to make some for 4-H chicken auction.

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    Thank you so much! I've been wanting to make one of these for a long time.

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    Ohhhhhhh - thank you so much . :) :)

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    you're welcome. :) I've made tons of them!

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    Okay, dumb question time.... you fill it with dry rice? What kind of rice - just the regular white stuff?

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    you can fill it with anything. Sometimes I use crushed walnuts in a muslin bag, or craft pellets, or brillo, or polyfil. It's your choice really.

    My suggestion is if you're using rice, walnuts or pellets, put it in a small muslin bag, whip or ladder stitch that closed, and then stuff the chicken. Also, use a small funnel cos they can make a mess if you mis-aim. :) (Ask how I know that!)

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    not instant rice the old fashioned kind purchased in a plastic bag like dried beans...................calla

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    Okay, I get it... the rice (or whatever) is just to weight the bottom! I have a bunch of craft pellets I can use. Thanks!

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    here is a pic of mine. not sure where i got the pattern when i did these years ago. i've not seen another pattern quite like them. the rooster has one more round than the hen. what i like about these is that the log cabin blocks are the same, but the hen has the white on top and the rooster has the white on the bottom.
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    so cute, i love them!!!

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    how adorable. thanks for the info on the pattern. i've been wanting to make some different pin cushions for gifts.

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    Thanks I just printed the pattern. BrendaK

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    I think there's a video on Quilters TV. Look under the Quilting With Shar videos.

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    A friend sent me a chicken pattern that is made from log cabin blocks, but I don't know if it is a pin cushion. I don't know where it is at this time, but I will look for it and post it, if I am lucky enough to find it. If not, I will ask her to send it to me again.

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    thank you so very much for all the replies. I have been "stewing" over these for quite some time. Maybe now I can produce some. I just love this board and all the friendly, intelligent, inspiring folks on it! Looks like others will be enjoying the pattern too.

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    thank you for the link to this pattern it is so cute

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    I made one with the log cabin base BUT pins always seem to hit a seam when I put them back in. Well the pin does not go all the way in, so I made another one with a non-pieced square of fabric. Much better for me while sewing and not looking when I put each pin in the chicken.

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    Thanks, I will make one

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    Thanks, those are so cute! I think I will try to make some too!

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    Thanks for the question and replies. I've started collecting chicken pin cushion patterns.

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    Thanks for the link - definitely on my "to-do" list.

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    Thank you for the link, I hope to make one or 2 or .....

    Would love to see pictures here as they are made.:)

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