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personalized fathers day gifts Free-Motion Quilting Scissors Pincushion Tutorial decorative pillow shams

Updated: 2020-03-26 18:45 Views: 99

Learn how to make a?free motion quilted scissors motif, then turn your snips?into a mini-quilt or pincushion with this tutorial from Lori Kennedy of The Inbox Jaunt.

Do you need to spruce up your sewing studio? Or, do you need a gift for your sewing friends? In less than an afternoon, you can free motion quilt The Scissors motif wall hanging or divide the banner into pincushions to give as gifts with this free motion quilted scissors pincushion tutorial.

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Begin by drawing a 4″; x 6″; rectangle.?The scissors are easy to draw: draw two ovals, two small squares and one long triangle. Optional: use a ruler to draw the triangle.

Create a quilt sandwich with light batting and set your machine for free motion quilting. Use a BERNINA Stitch Regulatorpersonalized fathers day gifts, Quilting foot?#29, or my favorite, the Free-motion embroidery foot #24, shown here.

Begin stitching on the left side of the long triangle. Stitch up to the point and back down again. Stop here with the needle down.

Stitch to the left a few stitches, then stitch into the center of the triangle and back down again. (NOTE-It is better to stop short of?the very tip of the triangle to avoid a build up of stitches at the point.)?Stitch to the left, back to the beginning of the stitching line.

Stitch around the top square, then stitch a small circle to create the scissor’s screw. Stitch to the side of the top square. Stop with?the needle down.

The lower square and the oval form the handle of the scissors. Stitch all the way around the two shapes to create the left handle.

Fill in this shape with wavy lines on top and a messy spiral.

Stitch around the right handle and fill in the shape with a messy spiral as well.

Closely echo stitch around the entire motif to complete one perfect pair of scissors.

CAUTION-These scissors are for FABRIC ONLY!!

Once you start, you won’t want to stop!

To make the banner wall hanging, space the scissor ?”; apart. Free motion quilt a decorative line between each pair of scissors and around?all of them to create a frame.

To create the frames around the scissors, free motion quilt a double line of zig zag or use one of the gorgeous decorative stitches?available on your BERNINA! Finish binding the edges of your banner using your favorite method.

The Pin Cushion can be made with one or two Scissor motifs.

To create the Pincushion with two pairs of scissors, draw a rectangle 6″; x 4-1/2″; and divide it diagonally. Draw and stitch the scissors?as above.

NOTE-Each pincushion requires a margin of ?”; all the way around. If you are sewing several pincushions in a row, leave 1-1/2″; between each?rectangle.

Cut a backing for the pincushion ?”; longer than the top of the pincushion.

Cut the backing in half.

Stitch a seam in the backing, leaving an opening for turning and stuffing. NOTE-It is neater to hide the final slipstitching in this seam?than in an edge seam.

Press the seam open.

Pin the backing to the quilted motif, right sides together.

The pincushion will be stitched with a ?”; seam allowance. Taper into the corners slightly to give the pincushion a better shape.

Set the machine for standard sewing and stitch all the way around the rectangle using a ?”; seam allowance.

Trim the corners.

Turn right side out.

Stuff with fiberfill or ground nut shells (available at your local quilt store or pet store in the bird aisle). Add a little lavender for?an additional treat to your senses!

Slip stich the seam.

Voilà! Just add pins!

For more variety, free motion quilt Spools of Thread on to your pincushions with this free tutorial.

On a rainy/cold/grey day, is there nothing better that cuddling up on the couch under a blanket and watching a bit of telly, or reading a book? And is there anything WORSE than having to get up and walk your warm self through a cold(er) room to get a cup of tea and a cookie? or popcorn? Well! Do I have an 'ible for you!! Read on to make yourself a pair of totally awesome 'Couch Pants'. These pants are comfortable (made off a pair of your most comfy PJ's) and so deliciously warm and snug - because they are made of blankets!!!! Yes!!! Blankets!!. They are also easy to make - I am not a seamstress by any measure and managed to make these without any unpicking!

Hello, it’s Minki Kim from Minki’s Work Table.?I have three young girls and whenever a birthday invitation arrives, my handmade zipper pouches are ready to leave for a new home. They are always appreciated gifts and we love to make them! Today I’m sharing with you how to make my Hexie Block Zip Pouch using my hexagon cheater print from my??Serendipity collection.

Welcome back! If you are just joining in, check out Block 1 of the Quick and Easy Christmas Quilt. It covers much of what we’ll be talking about here today.

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