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« Reply #670 on: August 21, 2008 06:19:22 PM »

Oh, com'on, Barolot.  Everyone can use another additction.  And if you need to justify it - it's just a pincushion.  Roll Eyes  Or, if you make one larger, it make a nice baby toy.
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« Reply #671 on: October 14, 2008 03:32:29 AM »

Pincushions to cushions! Great idea!
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« Reply #672 on: October 14, 2008 07:07:57 AM »

I made this one for a swap a little while back....


It's larger than my usual bottlecap pincushions.... it's about 4 inches wide.  Also, I didn't layer the side seam like I should have, so it has a wonky bump on the side.  Sad  I've never used trim on my pincushions before, so it's a lesson learned for the next time I use it.  I can't wait to make more of these dia de los muertos pincushions, though!
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« Reply #673 on: October 14, 2008 09:53:42 AM »

Que bonito! Me encanta todas las cosas de Dia De Los Muertos!

Beautiful. Smiley
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« Reply #674 on: October 15, 2008 06:57:40 AM »

Wow, that's pretty colorful!  Did you use a different type of cap as the base?  Or was it just free form?
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« Reply #675 on: October 15, 2008 08:27:25 AM »

Wow, that's pretty colorful!  Did you use a different type of cap as the base?  Or was it just free form?
Thanks! Smiley  I used a large plastic cap from a jar.  I really like the stability the caps give to the whole piece.
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« Reply #676 on: October 17, 2008 09:08:44 AM »

Oh, yes.  Caps are great bases.  I get dreamy-eyed and imagine the possiblities everytime I get ready to toss a bottle or jar cap! 

It's too bad Miracle Whip no longer come with metal screw caps.  One of those would make an awesome base because you could put button magnets in the bottom.  Then it would anchor itself to your sewing machine, or a file cabinet, or the like. 
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« Reply #677 on: November 19, 2008 09:29:30 AM »

I haven't read through all 68 (  Shocked ) pages yet, but I wanted to share the first 2 pin cushions I have ever made.
First using the Whip Up tutorial:

I didn't realize I had left my machine set to zig-zag so you can see some of the stitches.  I was too lazy to pull them all out and start over.  Wink

Second using the Bottle Cap tutorial

I think it would have worked a little better if I had used a regular full sized soda bottle top, but I don't drink soda so all I had was a water bottle cap which was half the height.  I think it came out fairly well ... though my (non-existent) embroidery skills could use a little work!

Yay, now I am off to admire everyone else's cushions!  Cheesy
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« Reply #678 on: November 25, 2008 10:26:44 PM »

Haha yeah I just read through all 68 pages, and I cant wait to make some!
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« Reply #679 on: November 26, 2008 07:27:36 AM »

HippieKender, I really like your choice of colors for your pin cushions.  Don't worry about the zig-zag stitch.  If anything that may help keep it from busting a seam when you stuff it.  The smaller bottle cap gives a mushroom-like appearance to the bottle cap cushion.   Have any red material with white polka dots?  Wink

Shelichan, please post pictures of your creations.  We love us some pin cushions around here! Smiley
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