Thursday, January 28, 2016

this is how I did the pincushion

this is my pincushion I made the other day while playing
a few of you expressed an interest so I will show you 
how I made mine
not technical by any means so if you are used to exact
you are in the wrong place!



I started with a 10 inch square.this will be the little flap color


and I pulled a bunch of scrap squares
I had 3 1/2 inch ones so I used as long as they cover the inside and overlap
on the outside you are good



iron your square in half both ways  
see the creases?


then iron up all the points into the middle


take these points


and iron them back up into the middle again
press


take 4 squares that you want for your peekaboo colors
and place them in the middle
here is where I trim them to fit


then take the flaps and put back over the squares into 
the middle again


stitch to hold just the centers 
half inch or less usually does the trick
do the same with the other two points


now the centers are anchored over the 4 squares
(I am impatient....... I folded over to see the peekaboo and how 
it looked hee hee)


next take 4 more squares and put them on the top
for the outside 4 colors
in the photo above the purple is outside and the beige and floral
were the peekaboo squares in the center


now fold over the edge of the main
fabric over the squares you just added and pin them down


I do all 4 to see if I want to move them around or not
once I am happy with the color placement 



i take to the machine and stitch down the folded piece
this anchors the square under it
and the peekaboo ones too


repeat for all 4 sewing all sides of the folded 
edges of the cathedral pattern


see from the back?
then trim off those triangles
(YES Jackie I DID sew the cutoffs into 2 half square triangle 
patches for another use LOL)


the front should now look like this...


sew a pretty button to the center
and then find a back and finish as normal stuffing with
whatever you prefer for your pincushions.

Hope it made sense!
now go make one and show me YOURS!
have a great day!

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