here it comes the last instructions for the pincushion…:o)
Cut a 1 3/4″ x about 23″ strip
*Sew this strip to the side of the pincushion…
(havent figured out the length of the stip… time..flies…:O)
But I did like this…
I started a little bit in on the strip ..sewed almost until the end…
pinned the ends together…
*then I sewed the ends together…
*Split the seam and continue to
 sew the opening shut…
 Now it should look like a little hat..:O)
*Use Template C to cut out a bottom
( you can use a a fusible interface here if you want a sturdy bottom)
*Pin the bottom evenly around the pincushion..
start with four pins and add more…
*Use the rest of the ric rac…
lay it between the layers…
start a little bit in on the ric rac…
You can see on the picture that the top of the ric rac is just
 touching the outer edge of the side of the pincushion…
*Tuck the ric rac in while sewing….and
keep on sewing like this until the end…
tuck the ends in and continue sewing  the opening shut.
*Make an innerbag in some scrap fabric…
( wont show)
(use template C … make it a seam allowance smaller)
*Fill the innerbag with some filling..
(walnut shells…rice or something with weight)
*Sew the opening shut on the machine…
dont bother to turn …raw ends out..;O)
Turn the pincushion inside out…
tuck the innerbag inside..
and start filling the pincushion with polyester fill..
nice and firm..!!!!
And sew the opening shut by hand..
Nicer that way!!!
And voila.. FINISHED!!!!
There you have a new pincushion just in time for Christmas!!!:O))
Close up ..again..:O)
From the side…
And a picture of the finished one!!!
With this I want wish you all
And please if you make the pincushion…
do send me a picture so I can see what you made..
Im so curious!!! :O)))

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 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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