Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Cute as a Button Pincushion!!

 Sherri McConnell and the Fat Quarter Shop have teamed up to bring us all a fun new project!!!  And I tell you what, there is no way you can just make 1 :)  Which is great, because who wouldn't want to fill their sewing space with  these Cute as a Button Pincushion's!!!  Aren't they just so fun :)

I started with making this purple version for me.  You knew it was going to be purple, right ;)  I mean, I can't believe I didn't already have a  purple pincushion to go with my purple sewing space.  I used some of my One Canoe Two and Zen Chic scraps and a little Moda Twill Tape.  Don't they make the cutest combination.

And while I was working on mine, my mom, who just happens to be visiting, decided she could really use a pincushion as well ;)  Seriously, I think we both spent more time choosing fabrics than it actually takes to make these, tee hee hee.   In the end, Mom picked some prints from Elizabeth Hartman's new Paintbox Basics mini charm I got at market and then added some Zen Chic and Vanessa Christenson to it.   I just love the combination and her pincushion turned out so cute!!!

I know, you totally want to make some now, right ;)   Well, Sherri and Kimberly have made this wonderful YouTube video to teach you how to make up these little Cute as a Button Pincushions and you are just going to have so much fun  ;)   As I said, they really are a super fast and super easy to make up and Sherri shares lots of great little tidbits that help along the way.   You can make your pincushion right along with the video and you will be done in no time!!  But, might I suggest cutting fabric for more than 1 and chain stitching, because trust me, as soon as you are done, you are going to want to make another one ;)  

My mom is taking hers home tomorrow and you know mine will need a friend very soon ;)  I am thinking maybe a monochromatic theme.  How fun would it be to have a rainbow of pincushions!!!

And of course, Fat Quarter Shop has teamed up with lots of wonderful bloggers to give you a lot of Cute as a Button Pincushion eye candy ;)  Be sure to pop in and check them all out!!

Kitty from Night Quilter
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Nicole from Modern Handcraft
Jessica from Quilty Habit
Jessee from Art School Dropout
Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset
Michele from Island Life Quilts
Angie from Gnome Angel
Sinta from Pink Pin Cushion
Melissa from Happy Quilting (that's me ;)

And that's all for today.  I am off to pick some more rainbow squares ;)

Happy Quilting!!!  
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  1. Love it but can you tell me where you found your that is looking like measuring tape?

  2. Love it but can you tell me where you found your that is looking like measuring tape?

  3. Both are cute! And I know I have some twill tape that looks like a measuring tape(just need to figure out where it is!) :-) Hugs, H

  4. Gorgeous fabrics and pincushions.Love both.

  5. Cute pincushions! Can't wait to make one.

  6. Fun fabrics! I ran out of crushed walnut shells... but I will get a second one ready!

  7. What a fun day with your Mom! These are cute as a button and a rainbow of colors sounds so great Melissa!

  8. These are very cute: You both picked great fabric combinations.

  9. Yes, VERY cute, both of them! Thanks!

  10. off to watch the video now such cute pin cushions

  11. This is awesome, I really love the design. What I more impressed is color combination you used to design this.

    Salma Broad
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  12. Too cute! I've pulled out my twill (measuring) tape and will be leaving it in plain view in hopes of taking a break from the projects I'm working on to whip one up, too!

  13. They are Cute As A Button those pincushions...going to check out the others now.
    Thanks for the You Tube link....


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