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Topic: Amish Puzzle Ball Pincushion from Swap - Tut  (Read 137766 times)
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« on: June 22, 2006 12:43:58 PM »

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


« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006 12:48:34 PM »

 Shocked whhooooaaa....

....*makes one* this is awesome!

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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2006 07:23:14 PM »

So THAT's what those are... mom used to maske something similar form old Xmas cards!

Now I know how to do this...These would be awesome with different fabrics for the leaf shapes for babies (but without the buttons...choking is a bad thing, or so I'm told Wink

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2006 07:52:22 PM »

Thanks so much for your tute! Smiley It's made a totally different way than I would have thought when I saw it in the swap gallery...very cool!
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2006 05:25:18 AM »

Now I know how to do this...These would be awesome with different fabrics for the leaf shapes for babies (but without the buttons...choking is a bad thing, or so I'm told

Funny you should say that, because they are often made larger as toys for babies (sans buttons, of course!).

« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2006 06:27:53 AM »

This is beautiful!!! I don't sew alot but just may have to make one anyway!!!!!!!!!!! Roll Eyes

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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2006 07:04:44 AM »

AH! Genius. I don't know if my small mind could comprihend making one, but I wanna try anyway!
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2006 01:55:48 PM »

A ball almost exactly like this turns up in Kumiko Sudo's Omiyage book- I was flipping through it last nite and saw it.  She calls it a scent ball, and recommends lavender to make it smell good.  Bet it would make a cool Japanese temari type ornament, too, if you hung a tassel from the bottom!!!  I've been wanting to make some stuff from her book, and now, seeing yours, I think that may be one of my next projects!  Love the Celtic fabric especially!  Great job!

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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2006 02:16:10 PM »

that is really awesome!!

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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2006 05:18:50 AM »

Wow, such an adorable project!!! I will have to find time to make one, too!!!  Thank you so much for sharing.  Your instructions are very clear!!

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