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Today in the Stitched Stuff Spotlight, I am featuring my Scrappy Quilt-y Pin pattern. Fabric flowers make adorable accessories and pins, and are a wonderful way to use up scraps, layer cake squares, and fat quarters. And with this fabric flower pattern, you get to use 4 different fabrics in each pin- yay! (Always looking for an excuse to mix lots of different fabrics….)
I first came up with this idea a few years ago, when I saw some crafts made from flea market quilts. While I guess sometimes a quilt is tattered beyond repair, even so I couldn’t imagine cutting up a lovely old quilt… So I thought, what if I came up with a project that looked like it was made from an old quilt that had been hiding in Grandma’s attic for decades? My method will show you how to use brand new fabrics from your stash to get the look of an old, well-worn quilt which has been cut apart.
Another great thing about this project is that it is an excellent way to practice your machine quilting skills. You can do a grid, or any kind of free-motion quilting. Because you are working on small pieces, it’s very manageable and not intimidating at all. (If the term “drop your feed dogs” makes you panic, then this is the project for you!!) Last week, I made a couple of pins from my Cottage Charm fabric line. What started out looking like this:
Ended up looking like this:
Cute, huh? And you could also put them on a barrette or use them to embellish headbands, pillows, etc.
In my next post, I am going to share a tutorial for making a reversible purse, and these little pins are perfect for embellishing your finished purse. So come back later this week for that tutorial.
Also, don’t forget Mother’s Day is coming, as well as the end of the school year, and other Spring events- wouldn’t these make great little gifts for mom, sister, favorite teacher, etc! You still have time to make a whole pile of them!