Monday, November 4, 2013

Strawberry Pin Cushion Swap

Did you all notice that my blog has been a little quiet?   Goodness I've been busy....
And I fell behind in everything.  But slowly and surely I'm catchin up! 

This post should have happened a long time ago. But better late than never right? I participated in a Strawberry Pincushion Swap this fall. And it was super fun! 

Here is what I received in the mail from my partner. 

Is that the cutest little bundle of goodness ever... 

And this is what was inside along with the adorable Fig Tree pattern and cute vintage like embroidery patterns! 

My first Cath Kidston anything ever! And aren't these little strawberry pincushions the most adorable things too! 

I couldn't resist making one of my most favorite pincushions for my partner.  And I had to try my hand at some of these adorable little pincushions too.  I also included some fun strawberry fabric and a nummy white chocolate with strawberries candy bar. 

I thought I'd do a quick photo tutorial on how I made the little strawberry pincushion. You can Google Strawberry Pincushions and find a ton of patterns and tutorials. And several for different tops.  My top is made from felt and tied with a matching green bow! The large Strawberry Pincushion pattern can be found HERE. 

I used my AccuQuilt GO! baby Cutter to cut out a perfect 5" circle. For a few strawberries I quilted the circle with a scrap piece of batting. (nothing on the back) 

Cut the circle in half

Now fold the half circle in half and press 

Sew 1/4" seam on the straight side 

With needle and thread, sew a running/basting stitch around the top of the strawberry, then stuff with stuffing or crushed walnut shells and sew the opening closed. 

I used a scrap piece of felt and cut out a circle with little leaves and hand stitched it down to the strawberry. You could also use glue I'm sure. Before I hand stitched the felt piece down, I ran a loop of bakers twin through it for hanging.  Then after the top was sewn down, I tied a little green ribbon around the loop. 

Thanks again partner for my adorable pincushions and goodies!  And thanks Erin for hosting!  Happy Sewing everyone!!! ooxx`jodi


Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Adorable strawberries!

Unknown said...

That is pretty cute.

Becky said...

Too cute you smartie you!


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