How about a little something different today. Want to make a pincushion? Do you have any scraps laying around? How about some pretty fun fabric?
Quilting stores offer charm packets for sale. The package usually contain 5" squares of a collection of a fabric line. I enjoy picking up some of these and trying to come up with different ways to use the mini collections. I belong to a group on Ravelry that swaps pincushions. After checking out my secret partners collection I thought she needed something totally different. Something pieced with pretty fabric. Maybe even a monogram.
I got busy cutting strips. I cut strips in different widths. I wanted the finished piece to look like a pieced quilt but I wanted the process to be easy. I cut 1", 1 1/2" and 2" strips.
Start sewing the strips and mix up the widths. After you have your desired Width finished cut on last large strip about 2 1/2" X 5" to finish off you piece. For my project I made 2 sets of strips.
Sew your 2 sets together. Looks pretty good.
The possibilities are almost endless. This would also make a great scrap quilt block.
If you are able add a monogram for that extra special touch. Then you cut your piece to your desired finished shape.
Here is the first one. I love how it turned out. It's unique and sweet.
I made a few others for some quilting friends that have birthdays coming up. If you are looking for a special gift for a friend that sews give this a try. Thank you for stopping by!