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    many years ago a friend gave me a tissue holder that was sewn together and gathered at the top with a ribbon. it looked like a gift. it held a square box of tissues. i have a quilt show coming up in 2011 and i am on the committee to make some of our marketplace items. i thought this would be kinda cute and unusual. anyone know of the pattern? any other ideas besides the usual coasters, table runners,aprons?

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    We gave away about 150 small scissors holders at our Quilter's Day Out last month. Very cute.

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    Small pin cushions. The ones I liked the best was the ones that stick into the end of a spool of thread made to look like a flower. They are made on a golf tee. They were a huge hit at the Lancaster Quilt show last month.

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    I make little three inch quilt blocks, put a backing on them like a small pillow, stuff them witha brillo type pad and close them up. They make a cute pin cushion to put right next to sewing machine or for taking with your haand sewing. The brillow pad sharpens the pins and make them slide better.

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    One of the ladies on our quilting group made pin cushions from a 2 liter bottle cap that one could wear on one's finger. The cap had a cushion for the pins and elastic to put over one's finger.

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    Here is a cute tissue holder for the small packets:
    http://www.amisimms.com/afrtihopa.html

    Here is what I found for covering a tissue box:
    http://www.craftandfabriclinks.com/TIPS/boxcover.html
    http://www.laracameron.com/index.php...ials#tissuebox
    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=232538422723

    Tons of whimsical animal box covers here, but maybe too complex:
    http://www.creationsbyjenmarie.com/home1.html

    And here, this may be the pattern you are looking for !
    http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?n...duct_id=377274 :D :D :D
    Rats! The pattern is inactive. :cry: But looks fairly easy to recreate.

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    One of our local quilt shops had a sample and a pattern like this on display. Sorry, they don't do internet orders, but maybe one of the other online shops will have it.

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    Speaking of tissue holders. I use the nicer toilet paper for refills. Take out the paper roller (pliers pull it right out) and pull the tissue from the inside. It lasts a long time and fits in the square tissue box. I open the bottom flaps and re tape it shut.

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    One thing that sold like wildfire to other quilters were BIG pincushions, the size of small pillows. The long pins did not poke through them and it was never lost in the sewing room.

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    do you have a photo of the pincushion??

    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Small pin cushions. The ones I liked the best was the ones that stick into the end of a spool of thread made to look like a flower. They are made on a golf tee. They were a huge hit at the Lancaster Quilt show last month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    do you have a photo of the pincushion??
    Here is one (also links to some other pincushion and miscellaneous tutorials:

    http://mousechirpy-polkadotpineapple...incushion.html

    And this one supposedly links to 60 free pincushion patterns (can't vouch for that, as haven't checked them all out)"

    http://tipnut.com/22-free-pincushion-patterns/

    At this site, the person used the golf tee pattern, but put it on a baby food jar of buttons, cute:

    http://blackberrycreek.typepad.com/b...incushion.html

    Hope this helps.

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    someone brought one to our meeting - it was adorable! thanks for suggesting it.

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    Please remember, Quilters, that if you make something from a pattern on the internet or in a publication, it is copyrighted and requires permission from copyright holder (usually the designer) to sell the finished product.

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    thank you for reminding us of that!

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    What about the Brillo type pads made from netting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlp
    many years ago a friend gave me a tissue holder that was sewn together and gathered at the top with a ribbon. it looked like a gift. it held a square box of tissues. i have a quilt show coming up in 2011 and i am on the committee to make some of our marketplace items. i thought this would be kinda cute and unusual. anyone know of the pattern? any other ideas besides the usual coasters, table runners,aprons?
    we just made these for one of my guilds as a table favor..I will find the pattern and let you know where they got...I believe they found it online!

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    One of the coolest pincushions I have is a "thumbcushion." It's made from a charm square into the shape of a ring to wear on your thumb. It's close to the presser foot so that you don't have to look away from your work to put the pin into it.

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    The finger pincushion I made-was a soda bottle cap. drill 2 small holes about 1/2" apart. thread a small piece of 1/4" elastic through holes and tie together on inside of cap. make a small cushion with about a 3" dia circle of fabric.stuff and hot glue in cap on top of elastic. I then used felt on the outside side of cap and glued a thin ribbon on top of that to decorate the outside of cap.Really easy and fast. Mary

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    I made some of the tissue box covers just before Thanksgiving let me see if I can find the instructions....
    I made several, one for each room and for different holidays

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    I found my pattern for the tissue box covers if you would like a copy I can mail one. Just PM me. The site where I got it doesnt have it up any longer....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharonsews
    What about the Brillo type pads made from netting?
    You need the steel wool type to sharpen the pins. Some pincushion patterns I've seen just call for polyfill though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    One thing that sold like wildfire to other quilters were BIG pincushions, the size of small pillows. The long pins did not poke through them and it was never lost in the sewing room.
    Neat idea!

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    I have a Babylock and they have a website that has directions for gifts etc. There are some very quick and nice things there.
    Other sewing machines probably have a similar part to their website.
    Do be sure to have permission if you use copyrighted designs.

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