Sunday, January 30, 2011

Heart Pincushion

I have been wanting to use this fabric for awhile and I decided to make heart pincushions with it.  It is a little challenging because of the stripe.

On my first attempt I cut the stripe vertical; but, no matter how straight you cut the heart out, the stripe was never centered.

So, I put it away for a few weeks and thought it over and then I saw somewhere a heart cut out at a diagonal.  This solves the problem of the stripe.

Now, the stripe looks good anywhere it is laid out on the heart shape and it sews up nicely.   Little heart pincushions are such a sweet treat for a Valentine with out any calories.  I will have three available in my Etsy shop.  
I will link this to:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch  
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage 
Make It For Monday  at Cottage Instincts
Market Yourself Monday at Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle
Making the World Cuter at making the World Cuter 
Market Monday at Etsy Cottage Style
Made By You  at Skip to my Lou 
Tute {Yourself} Tuesday at Little Eme
Market Monday at Etsy Cottage Style
Handmade Monday  at Olga's Home & Garden Blog


Shirley said...

Dear Sherry,
You did a great job. I can just about sew buttons and maybe a hem but my sewing skill's are ....well, I have no sewing skill's..
Pretty fabric..

Blondie's Journal said...

This darling, Sherry! You did a fantastic job and I love the fabric!


La said...

I love that fabric. I liked the stripes both ways. Have a great week, Sherry! No van door issues. :o)

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

The little hearts turned out so sweet! I went in to your Etsy shop. You have so many cute things. Loved the pressed/framed leaf and the beautiful runner!
Patricia :o)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, cute fabric and pin cushion.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

This is too sweet! I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

How darling! You did a beautiful job!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Thanks for this tip! It's an adorable heart, too, Sherry!


Sheila :-)

Kammy said...

Sew sweet !

Anonymous said...


What a sweet pin cushin! I have this stockpile of fabric that I adore that I keep adding to. I have all these ideas in my head of what I will make with them - I just need more time! I go in spurts, one day I will make all sorts of tablecloths and such, then I'll go a long time without completing any sewing projects.

I think the last sewing project I actually finished was my christmas ornaments - the 12 days of christmas - it took me a long time, but I so enjoyed it.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful fabric and pin cushin!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sherry, that is a sweet and charming little pincushion. Joni

Willow said...

It is beautiful.I have always loved and collected hearts.


Michelle said...

Love your idea! It came out so cute! I am stopping over from Making the World Cuter and I am a new follower!


Julie said...

I'd love for you to come link up at Inspire Me Mondays @ Singing Three Little Birds!

Mary said...

I love it! Thank you for linking to Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week, Mary :O)

Neoma said...

Are you gonna use that cute little heart for pincushion? I'd hang it above my bed! It so pretty! Good work and thanks for sharing your idea!

LDH said...

Very sweet fabric and pincushion! :)

Olga said...

It's so lovely. The fabric is very pretty.
Thank you for joining me ;-)
Have a wonderful week!