Sunday, February 24, 2013

FNSI Recap

 
It was sort of a last minute thing to take part in Friday Night Sew In. I was staying in that night but hadn't decided what I should work on. I'm not sure why, but I decided to make a pin cushion! I always wanted a good sized pin cushion to leave near my sewing machine. I have one of those magnetic blocks that holds my pins but I always tend to leave it behind when I sit down at the sewing machine. I felt Friday was the perfect night to make one! I used 3 inch batik squares. I used similar fabrics for the back. It was quick and functional to have around!

 
I also had made 4 labels that had to be sewn onto my finished quilts. I've been so negligent to hand applique these on. I make them on my sewing machine. I use stabilizer which I cut out when the embroidery is done. I iron the label onto freezer paper and baste. I hand applique and take the freezer paper out towards the end of hand stitching. It doesn't take long and it's nice to keep track of when a particular quilt was completed. Now, I feel as though my quilts are really done!

Thanks to Heidi for the great idea of staying in and sewing! It gave me a great opportunity to get a few things done!

12 comments:

  1. Really pretty bali prints on that pin cushion--I'm sure you'll really love using it. I am bad about labeling, too. Need to try out my machine's alphabet...soon...Julierose

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    1. That alphabet does come in handy. I actually labeled a quilt the other night that I finished in 2011! Finally got around to it! The snow is really coming down now. Last thing we need!

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  2. Very pretty pincushion and your quilt labels are beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Kate!! I feel like I had a productive Friday!

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  3. It looks really nice, you did great. :)

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  4. Great little pincushion! I have several I received in pin cushion swaps! It's nice to have more than one. Love the choice of batik fabrics and the button in the center. I like putting labels on my quilts too. Happy to hear you had a Good Friday Sew-In. I had mine on Saturday and finished another UFO! So happy!

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    1. Joanie, you sound like you're getting so much done! I've figured out how to quilt my next project. I'll have to practice first and then hope to get another quilt done!!

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  5. just curious. What did you stuff your pincushion with?

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    1. I had a bag of fiberfill from Joann's. I purchased it awhile ago and just happened to find it with my sewing supplies.

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  6. You can never have too many pincushions! That one is so cute!

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