I have discovered that the main body of the pincushion is 6 1/2 inches wide, the width of my ruler, so that was easy! and I have created a lip on the 2 1/2inch wide measurement to make it easier to butt up against the fabric by using a couple of layers of double sided tape. This is a good way of using up small precious pieces of fabric. The filling is polyester fiberfill from washed second hand pillows that were not suitable for toy filling because it was too coarse and firm but great for these. This is what I will be making during the day and in the evening stuffing them.
I will be starting on the next Aussie Hero quilt on Monday.
Do you have a secret wish list? I do! Well I did, There was only one item on that list. this was it, a treadle was my dream and it has come true! Look at this wonderful machine, I have always coveted one of these.
My best friend has made this not so secret dream come true, I am looking forward to restoring it to use. How lucky am I!
I cannot help myself, I have gone to Savers again, and for $3 look what I found! All these delightful cloth badges, from places in Australia.
I am thinking of putting them into signature blocks on a quilt. A good idea do you think?