Monday, March 1, 2010

Fruitful Pincushions

Now that the due date for these swaps has passed, I am going to post mine! This was my favorite, I think. I found this amazing fruit fabric at a specialty quilt shop and had to make *something* with them.

I bought coordinating flannel and felt, and die cut 2 layers of fabric along with 2 layers of flannel (or one layer of felt, in some cases) with my Big Shot and Scallop Square die. I first stitched the Old Olive striped grosgrain between the layers, then stitched all the way around, leaving half of one side open. I stuffed it with polyfill as tightly as I could, allowing for space to finish the stitching. Then I put it back in my sewing machine to finish off! You could do this by hand, if you want to, but it's very simple to do on a machine.

You can see that I made various matching die cut flowers for the pincushions--I used the Flower Layers die and coordinating felt and flannel. The decorative machine stitching really made the flowers pop, I think! Then I stitched on a button (all Stampin Up!) and attached it to the pincushion.

It's so easy to make projects when the cutting is all so exact! Everything matches up much more easily. Check out my online store to order the Big Shot and dies for your next textile project!


Amanda said...

LOVE them so cute!!!! Due tell what fabric store did you get the fabric from?

Anonymous said...

That is fabulous fabric. Very cute!