My dear friend Rosa posted/tagged a picture on FB and that's where I first saw this pincushion. A little clicking around produced THIS LINK where there is a great tutorial, so I won't re-create the wheel by giving directions. The fabric I used is a charm pack from the 1862 Battle Hymn by Barbara Brackman for Moda.
TIP: I created placement guides by pressing two light creases on the diagonal of the large plain fabric square. This little trick really really helps to center the folding template guide and get it dead-center! That's my contribution to this project. Below are a couple of pics showing where I made the folds.
See below how easy it is to center the manila folding guide square? It's right on!
The pincushion back is a four-patch. I left part of the final seam open for turning the pincushion. I prefer not to leave an opening on the edge... I like it in a seam, as I think it hides better.
Can you see the tiny space that Missy leaves me to do my pressing in? Little kitty likes to drape herself over most of this already tiny ironing space. The flash on the camera "disturbed" her... trust me, in a few moments she was back relaxing and dozing away on the pressing board.
That's it for now. Next time I will share some FAB straight pins that I found. They are sooooo thin and have very sharp points. Love them!
Until then. . . Quilty Hugs,
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