I sift through the boring and ineffective crafts and give you projects you might actually do.
Friday, April 13, 2012
My fella's mother is in town with friends to attend the International Quilt Festival-Cincinnati. Unfortunately I will not be able to meet up with them, but I sent these pin cushions with John as a welcome to Porkopolis!
I had some scraps of springy upholstery fabrics so these fake tomatoes are sturdy. A friend of mine from Madison, WI turned me onto this simple cushion pattern; the square! Just take two squares, right sides together, one laid like a square and one like a diamond; sewing corners to the middle of long sides. It makes the zigzag and fullness you see here. I am a big fan of this simple pattern because of the way it uses fabric in a sculptural way, forcing a round shape from two squares. I left the ladies versions empty of stuffing but with two buttons inside so they could fill, close, and adorn their own.