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Thread: Pincushion and attached Scrap Bag tutorial

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    Super Member d.rickman's Avatar
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    My first tutorial on Quilt Board - hope I haven't missed anything and you can follow along to make your own - took me an evening to make this one.

    Cut the following from fabric of your choice. I will show the colors I used so as not to mix you up.

    white muslin - 2 pieces 4" x 4" squares
    and 18" strip 2 1/2 inches wide you will trim to fit.
    10" x 22" for inside scrap bag

    Dark Purple - Cotton fabric - out of the same fabric 10" x 22" for outside scrap bag and
    18" strip 2 1/2 inches wide
    and
    8" length - 1 strip x 1 1/2 inch for straps to attach from pincushion to scrap bag

    Light Purple - Complimentary cotton fabric:
    2 pieces 4" x 4" squares
    cut 1 strip 3" inches wide x 25" for top of bag and base for pincushion straps

    Wonder under or steam a seam 3 x 1 1/4" strips

    Coordinating threads

    Tye strapping - stores get from shipping crates, you can find them free at a Big Box stores - Wal Mart, Home Depot, etc., they throw them out.

    1. Lay the 3" strip of light purple right side up, press it, lay a 1 and 1/4" strip of wonder under or steam a seam on top.

    2. From the dark purple strip turn over the edge and stitch down 1/2", press the wrong side on top of the wonder under/steam a seam which is on the right side of the 3" light purple fabric, then stitch both using the sewing machine and set aside.

    Your strip for the scrap bag straps will also be two colors, 8" strip of light purple with wonder under/steam a seam on top then the purple 1 1/2" pressed on top of the steam a seam or wonderunder - with the edges turned under, and cut 4" long, once they have been sewn together - you will have two 4" pieces for straps now.

    3. Make your muslin box, leaving an opening to pour in the silica sand, this will be called the inside box of the pincushion. Add the 2 1/2 strip to the 4" square top (leave opening on one side-top only - preferrably the back) and sew to the other 4" bottom - set aside until you have the pretty outside of the pincushion sewn together.

    4. Make your pretty outside pincushion box, add the straps into your seam for the scrap bag onto one side (add into the front seam) of your pincushion.

    I have quite a few photos to add and will explain each step with each picture.

    Inside bag to hold silica sand - leave opening -
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    Strip for pincushion straps 8" x 1 1/2" edge turned under then cut in half = 2 4" straps
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    Straps to add scrap bag showing front and back of strip
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    4" x 4" squares and strip to add top and bottom, leave opening on top corner
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    stitching top decorative fabric over wonder under/steam a seam - strip for attaching top and bottom of pincushion
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    Adding 4" straps to pincushion -front side of pincushin
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    Pin straps to inside of bag, so they don't get sewn into a seam
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    Bottom of Pincushion completed, just trim inside and add top leaving opening
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    Top added, and inside muslin bag inserted - once inserted do not remove, fill will silica sand, then stitch up - hold it up corner to corner to add sand
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    10" x 22" scrap bag - attaching top strip - leave opening about 1/2" from each end to insert straps from pincushion on this seam
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    Attached white muslin 10" x 22" to top of strip and stitch down you will be turning over both ends to insert tye strapping
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    Fold 10 x 22 bag in half lengthwise and stitch together leaving opening in muslin, and opening in 1/2" of muslin and 1/2" of light purple to insert tye strapping, then continue seam down the dark purple to the bottom
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    Stitch opening at muslin/light purple for tye strapping insertion
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    sew the balance of the dark purple scrap bag to the bottom then across the bottom with the back seam in the middle of the bag
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    Mark the corners of the squares from each end - see next pic
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    now turn the back seam to the outside edge of the bag, and mark the points 2" from the point and sew along these four marked corners
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    Mark on the reverse side of the straps from the pincushion 1/2 " and insert into the opening at back seam, then you will be turning to the right side thru the opening in the white muslin opening along the inside back seam
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    showing the straps from the pincushion pulled thru to the wrong side
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    Stitch down the pincushion straps on the inside of the scrap bag
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    turn to right side out, and reinforce stitch along the top side of scrap bag
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    Pincushion and scrap bag attached, now ready for tye strapping to be inserted
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    Insert tye strapping about 28" - somewhat longer than the opening so it doesn't fold in half or come out - then just a little hand stitching and ready to be sent to a new home - they can add the silica sand - I hope it is as loved as it was making it for you all to see......
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    this is a great tut. thanks for putting it together and posting

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    You are too funny....I was hoping you would all still be sleeping until I was finished....LOL Do not hesitate to contact me "PM" if you have any queries

    Thanks for the nice comment!!

    It is 4:43 am, time to take a nap!!

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    Great tute and pretty project.

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    great tutorial. clears up a lot of questions. will bookmark this to try. :D

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    Great job..very clear instructions and pics!

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    Mite just hav to make some of these

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    thanks, i need one of these

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    Always wanted to make one of these. Thanks for sharing this great tut. I will try it

    Pat

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    You did a GREAT job . Thanks for the tut.

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    Love the colors you picked for yours!

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    thank you for sharing

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    Great job, nice addition to anyone's sewing room. Thanks!

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    Thank you, your tute is very clear! Now I have to get to work.....

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    I like to use the band off the top of an ice cream container for the rim in these bags sew it in then construct the rest of the bag leaving an opening on the side or bottom to turn it through. It is sturdie washable and free. keeps its shape too. Also many sizes just look in your dairey freezer at the market. It also works for those baggs for over your arm chair and you can line it with a paper lunch bag which is eco friendly. Good luck to all

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    Love your tute..will have to give it a try. TYVM> I once brought one of these from a gal, and she lined the bag with a (shorten) zip-lock bag. Because the baggie is there, threads do not cling to the sides. (Just a hint I'll be using in my first try, thanks to you) Hugzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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    Thanks for the great tute! I've bookmarked it so I can make one! I like your fabric, too....my favorite color!!

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    Great tut! Thank you for doing this for everyone.

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    Ooh thank you. I have wanted one of these but didn't want to but it.

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    I have made these in the past. Your pattarn is much easier. I used a plastic shower curtain for the liner. You can get a lot out of a 1.00 shower curtain from the 1.00 store.

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    Thank you for the tute.

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    Other than the home improvement store where do you get your sand for the weighted pin cushion area? K

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuttyhurricane
    Other than the home improvement store where do you get your sand for the weighted pin cushion area? K
    Silica sand can be found at most craft stores, I get mine from Michaels craft store, they call it "sand" .........., but it is probably silica sand.

    or my husband would bring me home some from work, they purchased it in big drums - you only need just a bit more than 1 cup.....so a small package should do it -

    silica sand is very very tiny glass beads and a lot of mechanical shops use it for glass beading vehicle parts in their cleaning process) He is a heavy duty mechanic and they work on very large equipment.

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    Great Tute. Thanks

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    Great tutorial. Have always wanted to make one of these. Thanks.

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