Tuesday, August 23, 2011
What is it about quilters and new pincushions? I love them. This one will be great for applique with it's 24 small spools of thread---24 colors. How great is that?
I found a tutorial on line, but I can't remember where, for this Monkey Pincushion. I had made notes in one of my sewing journals on how to do it. So yesterday I got inspired to make a pattern with these tools. I used a 10 inch dinner plate for my first circle, then folded my freezer paper twice to find the center. With my compass I drew a seven inch circle in the center, and using a protractor, I marked 30 degree increments for the divisions in the circle, and connected them with a ruler. I used a single edged razor blade for cutting out the slots, but you could use an x-acto knife.
Here is a pattern thats real cute, also.
Here's a close up for the sewing instructions, if you're interested--click the picture twice.
RST= right sides together.
WST= wrong sides together.
I marked the blue side, but....
the brown side was what needed marked since I was using that for the outer side.
I'm having a jammy day today--I love jammy days, because I get so much done.
I can't wait for my next applique project.
I thought brown would go with my ottoman and couch, since that is where it will be when I'm sewing by hand. My ottoman gets a little cluttered sometimes when I'm sewing.