Friday, September 6, 2013

Teapot Pin Cushion

Pinterest can be dangerous for the quilter that has to many UFO's.  I saw the free pattern for this cute little pin cushion.  Not an easy one to put together but OH SO CUTE!  You can find the printable pattern over at 
A few tips should you decide to make this little teapot.  Make your seam allowances bigger, and for the handle and spout make the finished size just a tad bigger.  My first try at making them I couldn't turn them right side out.  The tute suggests doing it by hand but I did mine by machine.  Another tip for machine  piecing is to iron the pieces to freezer paper or stabilizer for sewing.  I used freezer paper, reduced stitches to 1.2, and the paper easily ripped away.  Of course after getting all the piecing sewn together by machine they had to be put together by hand.  I first glued basted them to hold them in place and then hand stitched the handle, spout, lid, and top ball.  The lid base called for one piece, I used two and sandwiched my ric-rac(glue basted)  between them machine stitched leaving a gap and turned.  Oh it was easy, only took 8 hours!  But well worth the time.  Now I just need an itty bitty little cup and saucer!  

Lea

A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

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