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Thread: Pincushion in my avator

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    Junior Member wenot's Avatar
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    I have had a lot of pm's asking me about the pincushion in my avator. I used no pattern and it's pretty easy to make, i thought i'd describe how i did it. When you look at the pic you should be able to figure out a little more how i did it.

    This is how;, just sew two circles right sides together leaving an opening, turn, fill and close it. You can handsew some ricrac on the side seam if you like but you don't have to. Than with extra strong thread ( i sometimes use dental floss), sew trough the middle of the circle dividing the circle in 6 or 8 components ( pull the thread as you go along, to make the components puff a little). Now make a yo-yo slightly smaller than your pincushion, fill it a little and handsew it on top of your pincushion. You can sew some leaves from felt and sew these under the yo-yo if you like it. Just draw two leaf shapes on felt, cut them out and embroider with blanketstitch, add some vains too. Or just fold two squares of fabric on the bias and run a gatherstitch on the long side and pull. Now sew on two pretty buttons on top and on the bottom of the pincushion, if you can, sew trough the pincushion again to do this, to make everything puff more..
    I hope this is clear, if not feel free to pm me again!
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    That is really adorable. Thanks for the tute.

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    Cute. Thanks for the tute

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    I had been admiring it as well. Thanks so much for a great tutorial on how to make this. It is very cute!!
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    That is sooooo cute. I love it. Thanks

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    Loving the fabric you used. Lovely quick present to make. Thanks

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    Very cute! Love the rick rack on the seams.

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    Thanks for the instructions, it is really cute.

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    it's beautiful. thanks for explaining how to make it.

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    Your pincusion is delightful! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Very cute. I love the ric rac on the side.

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    Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing your technique with us. Your is adorable.

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    Very cute pincushion! I bookmarked this one so I can make 20 of them for X-mas gifts for the members of my quilting group. Thanks so much for the tute :-)

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    This is sew sweet. A lovely gift.

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    Thank you :D:D:D

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    It is so cute. Thanks for the information.

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    Thanks for the tut! Great pincushion :-D

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    Soooo cute!! I've been looking for something simple to make for the ladies in my quilt class and I think this will be it!! Thanks!!

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    Very cute. What did you use for filling?

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    So pretty and it looks hard to make but is so simple. Thank-you for sharing. This will make great Christmas stocking stuffers.

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    Sewwww pretty! Thank you. I love all of the little touches you put on yours. Thanks again. :D

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    Very pretty!

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    Cute as a button!

    Thanks......

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    FYI For those of us who need a real pattern, there is a pattern for a pincushion very similar in the BHG American Patchwork & Quilting Dec 2007 magazine issue.

    Several of us in my quilt group have made these and they turn out really nice.

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    Your pincushion is adorable. There are absolutely endless possibilities with this. Thank you so much for the tute. Love it!

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