Lately I’ve been thinking about pincushions and about how my regulation tomato pincushion isn’t the most convenient thing in the world to use when I’m sewing. I saw the skinny pincushion tutorial from Green Bee and thought I’d try making one of those, but I decided I wanted it to be a little bit shorter.
I thought it’d take more than one evening to stitch the binding on the hexagon mug rug since I’d never done it before, but it went much faster than I expected. I feel pretty much ready to tackle the miles of binding on the quilt once I get it to that point. No particular tutorial
I finished piecing hexagons for my mug rug: Yay! Now I need to trim it to a rectangle, figure out what I want to use for the backing, quilt it and bind it. I keep being surprised at how quick and painless hand-sewing these hexagons was. Although I like embroidery, for some reason I have
The folks at &Stitches are having a competition! And so here is a bit of my embroidery tool kit as my entry. I made this needle book a few months ago, and I love it to death, wobbly binding and all: I picked up some vintage upholstery samples at a flea market/antique show in Dayton maybe