I am taking part in a pincushion exchange hosted by Bea over at Beaquilter. We make a pincushion for the month of April and May and send it out to two different people. So today I made my pincushion. I have the lovely lady named Karyn to give to. She loves large pincushions. I had the perfect one in mind.
|The Final Layout|
I have always wanted to try wool, so I thought this would be a great chance to try it out. I drew pieces for a flower on freezer paper. Then put it on the color of wool I wanted to use. I cut out the shapes. I places these pieces on a Lite Heat and Bond. Just enough to hold it on the wool so I could sew it on. Then I ironed it onto the yellow in the pattern I wanted it. Anything that would be laying on top of something I waited to put that on until I had sewn the bottom pieces on.
I picked out colors of thread that matched the wool. Then I just straight stitched everything on. Then stitched the yellow piece a blue piece of wool. I put that with right sides together and sewed a 1/2" seam. Turned it right side out.
I filled it with crushed walnuts. I have done a lot of reading on how to sharpen pins and you need to have pincushions filled with crushed walnuts to sharpen them. So I purchased this at Petco for $8.00. I only used about a cup. This will go a long way. But with my long arming pinning and all the sewing I need to keep my pins sharp.
So here is the finished pincushion for Karyn. I am also sending her so fun pins that I have made. I hope that she likes them. I enjoy making them. I think I have found a new relaxing thing to do in the evenings. I will make some pincushions and pins that I can give away to others. Plus have for this exchange.
|The Final Pincushion|