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on: February 06, 2010 05:35:19 PM 
Started by A_Patchwork_Orange, Message by djinn_3wishes
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so I totally had to make one.  I am very proud of the result, although the stitching where the wedges are joined up is less than beautiful.  Next time (and there will be a next time) I will baste the pieces together and then neatly stitch them up with embroidery thread.

on: June 22, 2006 12:43:58 PM 
Started by A_Patchwork_Orange, Message by A_Patchwork_Orange
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I had made an Amish Puzzle Ball Pincushion for the Not your Grammy's Pincushion Swap 2, and several people had contacted me about a pattern.  I figured if I was going to come up with directions to share, I may as well share it with everyone.  I think that my directions should make sense, but if you have any questions, feel free to pm me, and I will attempt to clear things up.

So here it is...

This pattern should be 2 inches tall, and 1 inch at the widest point.
To make the Amish Puzzle Ball, you will need to cut 36 of these.

Each “wedge” section of the Amish Puzzle Ball uses 3 pattern pieces.
Stitch pieces together at edges, and stuff with fiberfill.

When you have sewn all the pattern pieces together, you should have 12 “wedges.”

Stitch 3 “wedges” together (end to end) and form a “wedge circle”.  You will do this a total of 4 times.

You will need to stitch the “wedge circles” together so that the points of 4 “wedges” come together. 

When you have the puzzle ball all stitched together, you may want to add buttons to the connected ends to cover any less-than-perfect stitching.  Or, if you can stitch them together more nicely than I, perhaps you will choose to add the buttons simply for decoration!

Here is a completed Amish Puzzle Ball. 

Ta-da, Puzzle solved! Grin

on: August 24, 2006 06:15:01 AM 
Started by A_Patchwork_Orange, Message by RecycleMicol
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A Patchwork Or.,

I did see this...but I was on the 'recent posts with pictures' and it's like a 'no-posting replies' vortex...when I go there instead of just cruizing through the threads, taking my time, I see all kinds of great things without stopping to post comments!  (They probably would prefer that I do that all the time!  Ha-ha!)

So sorry!  Yours IS as lovely as I remembered them being from childhood!  If I don't get on in a swap, I'm making one!

Hey...I think we should have an Amish Puzzle Ball Craftalong!  What do you say?  Every size from Pincushions to Giant Pillows...we'll post our work on the Craftalong Board!  You or I can get the thread started if anyone is interested! 

Just say Yeay or Nay.

But before you say nay...check out this pincushion from the late 1900 that is selling online for $85! Yours could be worth that much some day!       

on: August 28, 2006 01:09:06 PM 
Started by A_Patchwork_Orange, Message by sweets4ever
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do you have any little tricks or photos on how you get the 4 corners together?  I mean, I can do it, but mine always take *ages* cos I want to get them just right, and they take forever.

Am I supposed to be pushing one or two triangles inside the others? That's what I've been doing, but I'm not sure if it's right

Hmm... No, don't push them inside one another.

Look at this pic (below).  You'll take two of your triangles (formed from three arms/wedges sew together - you should have for of the triangle sets there, yes?) and sew them together (sit them flat together, don't push them inside each other).

Look at the pic like this... on the left side there is one triangle & on the right there is another.  It's probably kinda hard to see unless you tilt your head & squint (like one of those 3D pictures...tee hee!)

You will need to stitch the “wedge circles” together so that the points of 4 “wedges” come together. 

on: October 01, 2006 07:57:45 AM 
Started by A_Patchwork_Orange, Message by ingysoup
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A_Patchwork_O, I mistakenly posted thanks on sweets4ever's thread re: this great project.  ACtually, I followed your tute and this is what I came up with:

  So thanks to you and now I have a giganto ball!
on: February 13, 2007 10:31:39 AM 
Started by A_Patchwork_Orange, Message by TripleThreads
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Sorry for the cross post, but I just had to put up a pic of the pincushion I did from this pattern! It was probably one of the most interesting things I've ever sewn. But now that I know how it goes together, I might make some more for friends. Smiley

on: April 26, 2007 02:22:53 PM 
Started by A_Patchwork_Orange, Message by Bettsi
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I found this thread in January and got right to work!  I love the look of this thing!  Thank you, patchwork orange!

Now I am working on a felt, "black and white and red all over" one.  I'll share it when I'm done.  Thanks again!
on: June 20, 2008 06:27:01 AM 
Started by A_Patchwork_Orange, Message by kantha_stich
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I did one in the ugliest scraps I had and my son loved it but it's really horridly ugly so I made another...

I love this anda m working on a big one for my 5 month old neice!

on: August 21, 2008 10:21:38 AM 
Started by A_Patchwork_Orange, Message by Riechan
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here's my version ^^
I had some left over fabric from my grandmother and thought it would be good for this project.
I think I'll add some buttons if I find matching ones.

It's not to detailed 'cause I've sewn it rather rough and on the outside Smiley
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