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Pincushion Tutorial

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Hexagon Flower Pincushion  Fabric - Heather Ross Trixie

Back of pincushion- Heather Ross Strawberries 

Thimblepads I keep them in a little tin!

Sue Daley Millners Needles  Size 11

Walnut shells

Small scissors and a needle threader!

Aurifil 80 weight thread
A hexagon flower sewn by hand using Aurifil 80 weight thread a piece of backing fabric!  (2) pieces of Pellon SF101 cut to size!
Iron the Pellon  to each back of fabric! It will strengthen  the front side of each side!
Draw a circle on the backside  of your flower! I used a measuring cup,  to draw a circle!
Put fabrics right sides together and sew 1/4” inside the circle!

All the way around!

It will look like above!

Use a seam ripper to make about a 1 1/2” gap

Big enough to put your finger in!

Trim around the circle  (About a 1/4”) Leaving room for clipping!

Clip all around the circle  and be careful not to clip the stitches!

Technique Basics for the Sew Along

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During "The Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew Along" there will be opportunities to learn new techniques. I learn better with visual aids so I turned to YouTube to find some videos! These are not videos on the book but on how to do the basic techniques and the tools they use to do them. Which sent me scrammbling to order myself a few supplies to have on hand. I hope you enjoy them.Sew Easy: Paper Foundation Piecing - YouTube, Fons and Porter.An introductory into Marti Michell's Templete System Meet Perfect Patchwork Template Sets A and B - YouTubeHow to English Paper Piece by Jen Kingwell - Fat Quarter Shop - YouTube
During the video with Jen Kingwell she mentioned Sue Daley. Susan Daley has a complete series on English Paper Piecing. I found this one to be very informative Ep 1 How to Sew Hexagons - Sue Daley's Shape Up English Paper Piecing School - YouTube
I am going to be using foundation paper piecing (FPP) and I will be trying Marti Michell's Te…