Made this holder to use when I attend retreats; love it! It uses a 5″ x 7″ acrylic frame that is self-standing. It is from The Quilt Company “At Your Fingertips.” Takes very little fabric and not even an hour to make.
The back has a pocket to!
I also found a neat place for the candy the Easter Bunny brought; LOVE mason jars!
Made the Flower Pincushion Tutorial for those interested.
(12) 3″ circles of fabric for pedals
(1) 6″ circle of fabric for middle of flower
(1) 3″ circle of thick/sturdy substance
Filler of crushed walnut shells and polyester fiber fill
I used my Go! die to cut the circles. I purchased an off-brand die and I would NOT recommend them; the quality is not comparable and the cut is too deep as it ruined one of my Go! covers after just a few uses; not worth the money you save.
If you are not familar with Accuquilt and Go! dies, they are a HUGE time-saver and so easy to use. Simply place the die on the machine, place the fabric on top the die, place the cover on top and turn the die through the machine. You can use multiple layers of fabric so your cutting time is reduced drastically!
Fold a circle in half and finger press:
Fold this in half again and finger press:
Hand sew with Button Thread on the raw edge:
Continue to fold and sew all circles onto this thread:
Tie the two ends together to form a tight circle:
Sew the large circle with button thread and pull up to form a “pocket” to hold the crushed walnut shells:
I have a small funnel and cup to assist with filling pincushions:
When 3/4 full of shells, I stuff the rest with polyester fill and knot tightly:
Press down and form a neat circle:
Over to the glue gun to put everything together; glue the bottom of the pincushion and adhere to the pedals:
Press down firmly to ensure adherence:
Now glue the back firm/thick circle to the bottom, again, pressing firmly:
Done!! Sew Simple 🙂
I attach one of my “signature” angel pins! I purchased each piece of this angel at a bead store which was quite expensive:
I purchased these angels on a strand from JoAnn’s very inexpensively:
I always have a scrap piece of warm ‘n natural next to my machine that acts as a thread catcher/trash basket:
I have attached a small piece of velcro to the back of the thread catcher and my machine table to hold the piece in place: