ok.. ready for part two…:O)
Christmas Pinchushion
part two
Close up again..;O))
Now it´s time to prepare the stitchery for the applique
I did try first with just to needle turn the stitchery to the pincushion
So I show some pictures of that firstif some one wants to do that.
(Needle turn method)
I used my lightboard to center and to see
that the stitchery become the right size
Then I used the needleturn method to
 stitch it to the top of pincushion..
but when finished I wanted to add some ric rac …
 so I ripped it up…;O)))
HAH…can´t do anything right from the beginning..LOL…
Picture below shows the stitchery added with needle turn..
see….it needs something more..:O)
So …of course I forgot to take some pictures
 of the next step…
Lazy method..;O)
Do like this:
Make templates
Template B in cardboard (cereal package)
Template A and C in freezer paper
*Use Template A (freezerpaper) to center the stitchery
and cut around the outer line of the freezerpaper.
*Peel the freezer paper away and thread a needle
 and make a running stitch in outer edge
 and lay the cardboard template in the middle
 and pull the thread to gather the stitches around the template.
Did you get a nice and round stitchery???
Hope so..:O)
*Press it carefully to keep it´s form and take out the template…

*Start adding the ric rac with leaving a little tail in the beginning
 and just tuck the ric rac in while sewing around the stitchery
when coming to the end…overlap the two ends nice and end the seam.
Now it should look like this..:O)
 *Use template C (freezer paper)…
center it on the top of pincushion
and cut around the outer edge of template…
 Hope you got all this..with my SWENGLISH!! :O)
Time to rest and some dinner for me…
See you all tomorrow with the last tutorial..:O))

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Here we go…
A Christmas Pincushion!!!!
Promise I will show more of it later..;O)
Hope you will try and make one…
This is my version…
or the Christmas Style one!!!
(made one earlier that I havent showed on my blog just on Rosalie Quinlans blog)
But I love it so much and decided to share how to make one with you!!
You will need this:

* 20 scrap pieces …around 2 1/2″ big
(I used 10 different and 10 same)
*Strip 2″x 24″
*and 8″ x 8″ piece of fabric
*some ric rac ( around one meter)
and some scraps for the innerbag
And of course the stitchery..:O)
5 x 5″piece of for for the stitchery
and dark red DMC thread

*First you have to make the stitchery…

Download the stitchery here… or at my sidebar.
*I used a white piece of cotton about 5″x5″ big
*Dark red DMC thread
and I sewed with two strands
*Prepare the cotton with some kind of fusible interface before stitching
I used a hoop but can easily be sewn with out…
I used Mary Engelbreits Isn´t Christmas Jolly?
If you have a Dresden ruler use it
and cut out 2 1/2″ wedges
if not you can use my template..
You will need
*10 red/white check pieces
*10 other pieces of your choice

Thread your machine and start sewing!! :o)

*Pair the wedges up
(Checkered fabric at the bottom/ print on top)
I have used a 1/4″ seam allowance
Chain piece all the pieces
*Cut them apart and fingerpress against
the red checked fabric
*Continue to sew into larger parts…
two by two into a four piece
Fingerpress against the red checked fabric
(I wanted the red checked fabric to stand out a bit)
*Continue to sew the parts together until you
have a nice and flat circle
*Press it carefully…dont use so much steam…
Well I think I have done enough with my thumb right now
so I will be back with part two later…;O)

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Tutorial for what I made with these fabrics
will soon be up …:O)
So if you want to join in.. you can 
start to look for fabrics…
Dive in to your scrap bin because all the pieces are small..:O)
*Around 2 1/2″ … 20 pieces 
(I used 10 different and 10 same)
*Strip 2″x24″
*and 8×8″ piece of fabric
*some ric rac ( around one meter) 
and some leftovers 
And of course the stitchery..:O)
Just give me some time
right now my thumb looks like this :o(
Been to the Doc and are waiting on some test results…
well well.. 
so no sewing for me now…
Have had some fun nights with family…
(Linda is back home from Italy…:O)
playing games…so lots of laughing here.. and 
Miss Molly loves it..:O)
Fourth Advent today…
 and I have opened up my last gifts 
from my friends Marica and Louise…
And once more I have had the pleasure to open up wonderful gifts…
A gorgeous necklace from Marica..
(have it on right now.. my old one have broken so it was perfect!!)
And a sweet angel from Louise..:O)
Thankyou Girls for all the lovely Sundays
and my sweet gifts!!
Over and out with some pics of 
my sweet bed companion
She always use the pillow…;O)

and one morning… she greeted me with this 
Have a wonderful time out there…

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