Tuesday, April 1, 2014

New projects for class at The Quilt Emporium

April 1, 2014

 Here are two pillows I'm working on for the new class in the second quarter of 2014.  I adapted the design from a book called  'Jill Finley's Home Sweet Quilt book'.  Check out the book, there are so many cute designs in this book. 

While I was working on the pillows, I took a break and made this pin cushion.  I love collecting milk glass and would buy them wherever I see them.  I got this piece from a thrift store while we were on the road.  Didn't know what the piece was for, but I liked the look of it.  So I cut a piece of circle of fabric twice the diameter of the opening of the milk glass piece.  Using a sewing needle with strong thread, I sew running stitches around the circle of  fabric, 1/4 inch from the edge.  Pull the thread to make a pouch.  Fill 2/3 full with crushed walnut shell and stuff the rest with polyester stuffing as much as I can push it in.  Sew the opening close completely.  with a piece of matching fabric, I make a ruffle and glue it on the cushion.  Glue the whole thing onto the milk glass and voila, I got a new pin cushion.   The milk glass is very sturdy, it won't tip over when I stick pins into the cushion.

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