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« on: July 02, 2014 04:39:52 PM »

In the recent altered spool swap and how I love to alter things....my partner mentioned Tim Burton and the Pincushion Queen. Poor sad thing. But she is appealing.

It was fun recreating this queen with a narrow waisted spool, striped legs and arms and a throne to rule from. The biggest problem was her head, I needed something soft enough to stick pins in, but not too heavy. I stitched together a ball from a baseball pattern, which came out lopsided. Then wrapped with batting and covered with white fabric and stitched together with black floss. Poor thing. I made big pins from wire and beads. The chair seat came from cutting circles out of the front of my sewing table after I shortened it for the new sewing machine and needed more knee space. Ya never know what you will use.



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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2014 05:39:41 PM »

Okay, she's brilliant (but she would be, wouldn't she?), but I want to hear more about the sewing machine table. How exactly did cutting out such small wooden circles give you more knee room? And why did you have to shorten it for your new machine? Do you have before and after photos?

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2014 06:08:35 AM »

 I will have to get pictures. My new machine is table top, not set flush into a table. So I covered the hole in the old table and set the new one on top, but it was too high and my arms and back complained loudly. So I cut the legs down and then couldn't get my knees under the silly thing due to a panel at the front. We drew a opening and use a circle cutter to cut the corners out, then cut the straight edges to match up. A bit of sanding, some staining and voila! new table. The old table is not a fine piece of furniture to start with, press board, plywood and printed veneer but it has served me faithfully for 40 years!

And I looked at those circle cut outs and said....I can use those. 6 months later one became a throne. One left to go.
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2014 09:05:56 PM »

Awesome work!
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