I picked out two fabrics that I thought my assigned swapping mom would like and about halfway into the first or second step I realized this little tutorial produces two pincushions. Since it made no sense to keep two triangles of unsewn fabric in the stash knowing I would never get back to them I went ahead and made two.
So just a few tips, I didn't bother with piecing fabric. I kept it simple with one print for each side. Also, don't cut triangles. Sewing fabric on the bias is an invitation for wonkiness and rippling. Just put your two squares right side together and draw a line from one corner to another dividing it into two equal triangles. Then from that line draw another line 1/4" away. Repeat on the other side of that middle bisecting line. This will be your stitching line. Sew as instructed in the tutorial including along the middle stitching lines. THEN cut and turn the triangles.
I was being lazy, um industrious, so I used rice to stuff and weigh the back (about 1/2 cup per pincushion) and then wool roving for the front.
Stitch up the tie/bow and then tie it on. Adorable. Might convince me to become a pincushion person, but maybe when my kids are much older. In the meantime I have this extra pincushion just hanging around here with no purpose. But wait! You can adopt pincushion number two. That's right I'm giving it away.
What's the catch? Really there's none. I'm not going to tell you to tweet me (I'm not on twitter, yes I'm an old fogie). I'm not going to tell you to post this on facebook, your blog or hassle your granny in order to get another entry. In fact, totally random bit of info but I actually know most people that read my blog. Some are friends online from long, long ago. Some are friends close by, some are family. Some are recent visitors too but I feel I know them after a while too.
Anyone is welcome to leave a comment if you wish to receive adorable pincushion #2. Then I'll finally get to use that random number generator thingie which until now has eluded me in my everyday life. Because asking it which load of laundry to throw in today is not nearly as fun. Oh and you don't have to be a sewist to want the pincushion either. I know we all have our "thing". If you want to poke earrings into it or just let it be a pretty dustcatcher on your dresser that's okay. Want to regift it? Fine by me. Just enjoy it or share the love. Oh and I'll probably throw in a couple of those lipbalms too so you can smooch away this winter with soft lips.
I'll pick a winner by Monday morning sometime after waking up.