Another tutorial……

 

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Thank you very much for all of your lovely comments and “likes” on this tutorial. It will soon be available in my Etsy shop which hasn’t been open for at least two years!

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  1. claire93

     /  April 4, 2012

    gorgeous. I can’t believe you never got round to making yourself a pincushion before ^^

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  2. Oh! What a good scrap idea! Alas I already have frankinmouse (my pin cushion) I like pincushion patchwork projects, they’re a great way to introduce people to patchwork without them having to spend what seems like forever making a quilt ๐Ÿ˜€

    ohhh, Avis….I think you’re really going to like my next post ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sorting my fabric stash out today and taking pictures – wish me luck ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

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    • Thanks Amy ๐Ÿ™‚
      Correct! I am going to enjoy your next post because sorting out your vacuum bags will be true archeology. You have lots of vintage fabric, I recall ๐Ÿ™‚ Let’s all have a look then….

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      • Oh my gosh i didn’t take a photograph of the lovely vintage check I have *gloom* Oh well.
        I’m just cleaning my room (might as well go the whole hog now I started) then i’ll get on it ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • I’m sure you’ll do a great job! Hairy Bikers for you tonight! It was a really good episode:-) I’m off to bake….big sis coming round tomorrow, yey!

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  3. I might just have to have a go, thank you. Beautiful fabrics. On the subject of Pinterest, it’s often recommended that we add a watermark to any photos we put on blogs so that credit for the work always comes back to you. You might want to do that? I keep meaning to look into it , not go round to it yet!

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    • Yeah, I don’t want to be mean as I’m honestly really happy to share. It is more that they came, they took (I hesitate to say stole) and then ran off into the night with the swag. Pinterest actively encourages this, but will hold individual members responsible for the content on their boards. I’m not sure whether members realise that.
      Thank you very much for the “like” ๐Ÿ™‚ If you do make one, let us see it.

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  4. I’ve bookmarked this; I’m definitely going to have to give it a try at some point! This could probably also look really great if it was larger, too. Like, say, throw-pillow large!

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    • Or even a floor cushion :-)) I like making something out of nothing. Those pieces I used could just have easily ended up in the bin. You are right, a pillow would look lovely. Maybe with lots of different colours of satin or even different textures. Now you’ve got me started…..Thanks for calling back Ria ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Oh, now that IS so tempting!! Just off for a few days (armed with bunting flags to cut!) but when I get back, I’m definitely going to attempt one of those! Beautiful! How long did it take you do you think?

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    • I’d say it took a couple of hours but I was making it up as I went along so needed to stop and think a lot ๐Ÿ™‚ It could have been a disaster! Good luck with the bunting ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Hi again, I noticed you had been asking about my pincushion on mumsnet and tracked you down ๐Ÿ™‚ The tutorial is now available on Etsy, been working on it all day! (but not to used for commercial purposes, usual copyright rules apply). I hope you are well ๐Ÿ™‚ Avis x

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  6. I have never done a pincushion, maybe Iยดll try this one.

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  7. brilliant and so pretty.

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  8. Thanks Tiny! loving your blog by the way. Keep up the great work ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. That’s a great pincushion! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Lynne

     /  April 4, 2012

    That’s really pretty! Been considering attempting something patchwork, think that might be a nice wee way to start. Thank you.

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    • Aha!!! Lynne, I’ve just realised who you are. Lovely to hear from you again. This would make a great first project! Thank you for visiting my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Love love love the pincushion! It is such a great project to use up the craps and it is handy too! I am in desperate need of a fun quick project and a pincushion. This is perfect for me. I will try to pump one out over the Easter break or soon. Would you mind if I used your instructions and linked back to your page or if you prefer I can omit any instructions and just link straight to you!

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    • Thank you very much! A link to my instructions would be really kind. I’m looking forward to see what you create ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Awesome floral pincushion! It is exactly what I need I have some floral dcor at home and these lovely things will make my home even more cozy!

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  13. Hi!That is so beautiful pincushion! Thank you for sharing your great idea – I wouldn’t have thought to fold it like that! x Teje

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    • Well, what really happened was…I made it up as I went along:-) When I ended up with a sqaure, I was puzzled. I needed two squares for front and back. Then my maths head kicked into action ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a lovely day! Avis x

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      • Don’t tell me that I need maths with my patchwork, because I just can’t work with numbers. But I’m lucky to have math teacher friends like you, who can figure out these problems! x Teje

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        • Well, you didn’t have any problems with your beautiful creations so far ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe, you have a natural instinct for shape and space but you just didn’t realise! Avis x

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  14. I am so making one of these. Thank you for sharing this fun idea!

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  15. Jen

     /  April 5, 2012

    Super cute. Thanks for the tutorial – I’m going to have to give this a try.

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  16. Thanks Jen! I know someone who has already made one. Just waiting for permission to show her photo ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Kelly

     /  April 5, 2012

    This is adorable! Some of those scraps are such pretty fabrics. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Thank you for visiting my blog. I’m advising everyone to go and take a look BUT don’t go when you are hungry…… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. So (sew!) cute!!!! Now I’m going to have to make one of these little pin cushions too!! Where am I going to find all the time to create!? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. Good morning! What a shame that people are so unkind as to steal your work and not even to give you credit ….. I just want to say that this pincushion is the best I have seen, and how it all comes together into a square …. I thought was just magic! I will be making one from your tutorial ….. for which I thank you …. but it will definitely be for a Christmas gift for a very special friend.
    Thank you once again for your inspiration and generosity.
    Val xx Berkshire UK

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    • Hi Val, Thank you very much for your kind words ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so pleased you are going to make a pincushion! You are very welcome to use the tutorial. Please let us all see a photo after Christmas. I felt a little guilty about my rant but I was becoming frustrated about it and I didn’t want it to put me off writing the tutorials just because of a very small minority. That’s life, I suppose, especially in the internet world ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, I’ve just had a peep at your blog and I love it!!! and Bella too ๐Ÿ™‚ I must get back into crochet soon. I want to make a ripple pattern blanket and then hopefully I will get the dog I always wanted and he/she can lie on it….still wishing ๐Ÿ™‚ call back soon! Avis x

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  21. Hi Avis,
    Thank you so much for popping over to my blog, I have only recently taken up my hook again, it was something I learnt years and years ago but just got out of the habit …. I suppose having a house full of men doilies were just not appropriate, but now with using yarn for blankets, I really love it. I use Stylecraft Special DK and a 4mm hook. The yarn is ยฃ1.50 for a 100g ball if you buy it from Masons of Abingdon – they do a really mail order service and the colours I have are from their big colour bag – 17 colours ….. if you are a follower of attic24 like me you would call them “Lucy’s colours”!
    To be sure that I keep up with you, I have added you to my blogroll, that’s how I found you in the first place …… from Teje :0)
    Have a lovely day!
    Val xx

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    • Oh thank you for all of the information. I’ll take a look at attic24 and probably follow if their work is anything like yours ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m of to find my hook! Avis x

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  22. Where did the tutorial go? I am not finding it in the shop, but it isn’t here either? And I was all set to make one today.

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