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June 13, 2021
hand embroidered pillow [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

hand embroidered pillow

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June 2, 2021
Picture Frame To Pincushion from Wedding Dress Blue

This frame has been setting around for a while, wanting to become something.

So, I took all this.

And created this.

It can be used vertically, or…

horizontally, if you take the stand part off the back.

It isn’t difficult. Search “pincushion from a picture frame” and you will find all sorts of tutorials. This one will be a gift for a quilting friend.

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May 17, 2021
Celebrate National Walnut Day with a New Pincushion from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Cactus Pincushion from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Did you know today is National Walnut Day? Of course you did, who could ever forget such a major holiday! We here at Missouri Star Quilt Co. are big fans of this special day because walnuts can be your new best friend when it comes to quilting and sewing! Crushed walnut shells are often used as stuffing material for pincushions because, not only do they hold their shape and make a great pincushion, the oil from the walnut shells has restorative properties that keep our needles sharp.

So grab some fabric from ...

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April 21, 2021
Go Green for Earth Day! from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Quilters are some of the most resourceful, green people we know! We are always saving up scraps and asking other quilters for ways we can reduce, reuse, and recycle quilting and sewing materials. We never want to throw anything away if we don’t have to!

In recognition of Earth Day and being green, here are a few ways that we choose to reduce, reuse, and recycle to demonstrate our support for the environment!

Found Fabrics

Found fabric is fabric that you can find . . . anywhere! Make a trip into your closet, into a loved ones closet, to the closest thrift ...

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March 26, 2021
The Golden Hen Pincushion Pattern and Giveaway from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Golden Hen pincushion

I just finished updating one of the first three patterns I wrote. The Golden Hen pattern that I originally created as a baby rattle is now available as a pincushion. Oh my goodness, it feels so good to get something off of my list of things to do!! I love these hens and they are so much fun to make. I am literally smiling the whole time I make them because they are so stinking cute. Here at Casa de DEMOO, I am working on a flock of them. I will be listing them as finished goods in my Etsy ...

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February 25, 2021
life is short you're capable from Charm About You

Life is short You're Capable hand embroidered on decorative pillow with tassels in the corners of the pillow and loose ribbon and thread spool next to it

I made a thing! The original plan was for this to be a pincushion but I like it too much to stick pins in it, so it's a decorative little pillow. I like just having it around, a nice reminder and message to myself.

I designed this embroidery pattern as a companion to my You're Capable cushion/mini quilt pattern, which was inspired by Gwen Stefani lyrics and created to give empowerment.

Life is short You're Capable embroidered on dot fabric with needle and thread still there and needle resting on a stork needle minder

It was a quick stitch, using couching with double strands and a single stand, and 3 strands for the back stitch with Aurifloss in # ???. It was ...

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November 11, 2020
How to Sew a Pin Cushion from Expect Moore

These pin cushions make perfect gifts for friends and family who like to sew. They are quick and easy to make, inexpensive, and can be personalized for each recipient with specific fabrics and buttons! This post contains affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links provides a small commission to this site at no additional […]

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November 5, 2020
A Poppy Pincushion and Pin! from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

This is our last installment in our Hopeful Bluebird Sewing Smalls, and "hopefully" you have been joining in on the fun. This week we will be showcasing our Poppy Pincushion.


Hopeful Bluebird Poppy Pincushion

To start the pincushion, cut out the wool pieces and appliqué the poppy—the templates for the poppy can be found in our Hopeful Bluebird pattern (website link below). The first two petals are stitched down on one of the circles, and then the smaller petals are just tack stitched in the center. Once that is finished, it is time to add the embroidery to the ...

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October 22, 2020
Hopeful Bluebird Stitching Smalls from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Back in April, we introduced our Hopeful Bluebird Stitch-Along during those uncertain times at the beginning of the pandemic—it certainly helped to keep us occupied as we all stayed at home. Our Hopeful Bluebird Facebook group was created and we really enjoyed seeing everyone's version of the wallhanging. Because it was so fun, we wanted to keep that fun going by creating more options to use our pattern so we created some sewing smalls that used our Hopeful Bluebird motifs. And to make it even easier to create, we have put together a kit for all four sewing ...

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October 20, 2020
Cat-oween from Samelia's Mum

Everything is black and gold 

Black and gold tonight;

Yellow pumpkins, yellow moon, 

Yellow candle-light. 


Jet-black cat with golden eyes, 

Did you see him blink? 

Black bats flying overhead 

Shadows black as ink. 


Black and gold, black and gold, 

Nothing in between, 

When the world turns black and gold, 

Then it’s Hallowe’en. 


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July 22, 2020
Pin cushions again! from Stitchin' Therapy


  This is the last batch for now, anyway.

   The first 3 are fairly plain ones. The two on the left used part of a damaged linen doily I first showed.  Some machine quilting on them.  On the others I made I did not add machine quilting.  Vintage crochet trim on the one on the right.



 
  A small one with a bluebird print with lace and a bird motif added.  It's about 3'' square.  A favorite!

  The one is front turned out really nice.  The print featured butterflies on tan and I just framed one of them with fabrics and ...

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July 20, 2020
Three pincushions from Stitchin' Therapy

  Three pincushions done!  They are quite addictive, as there are so many variations to explore.  The long style on the right is strip pieced with batik scraps and added a couple of pieces of lace.
  The daisy trim one on the left turned out so pretty.  The rose motif was from a bridal lace I was given.  And the one on the bottom features a section of a lace collar for a young girl's dress. 

  I have more to fill and finish up but this morning was devoted to clearing off table tops in the sewing room.  Stacks of ...

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July 16, 2020
Mid month progress.... from Stitchin' Therapy

  July is here....and we are all so hot!  Our common remark is, you can wear the air here.  At least the sun is shining.  Right?
 


    Little by little I worked on the batik project.  One or two rows joined every few days and finally it is a top.  Now I see a few spots I should have moved.  Isn't that the way it goes?  But for now it is what it is.  It is just intended for a sofa throw.  I need to order some backing fabric and then it can get quilted.

 








   In between the joining the ...

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February 6, 2020
Pincushion Necklace from Expect Moore

I always need a place to rest my needle between stitches. I can’t tell you how often my sleeve, or pants leg, or the arm of the sofa have become my pincushion in a pinch! This Pincushion necklace is both much more convenient and much more fashionable when it comes to putting your needle somewhere! […]

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January 19, 2020
Pincushion Thread Catcher.....Class from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


I attended a Quilt Retreat this week...



We started out the retreat by stitching up

Pincushion Thread Catchers





If you have never made one of these,

there are a lot of online tutorials out there...





Once you make one,

you will wonder how you got along without it.















CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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January 15, 2020
Sundae Pincushion from Wedding Dress Blue

I found this interesting object in a thrift store for 69-cents.  Too darling to leave behind.

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So it came home with me.  To become a pincushion.

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First try went…badly.  What was I thinking?!  Wrong shape.  Wrong size.

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Second try, however, turned into this!

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YAY!

I am pretty sure I could make a pincushion every week for a year and not get tired of it.  Which is funny, because I really don’t use pincushions much.  I have a metal magnetic tray.

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