A couple of months ago, my friends Jess (Quilty Habit) and Renee (Quilts of a Feather) asked me if I'd like to contribute a post to their Selvage Along and I instantly said yes. These two girls are some of my best quilty friends (and I was so excited to spend time with them at QuiltCon this year!!), so it's lovely to be part of their Selvage Along! It took me ages to decide what project to make with my selvages, but I eventually decided to make something I needed - a new pin cushion!
This was such a quick and simple finish. I cut a scrap of batting to the size I wanted the pin cushion to be (about 8" square), chose a fussy cut square for the centre and then simply added selvages around the edge, QAYG log cabin style.
Once I'd covered the batting with selvages, I simply cut a square of fabric the same size, sewed them right sides together and left a small space (about 3") to turn it right side out. A stuffed a bit of polyfill inside, hand stitched it closed and voila! A pretty little pin cushion!
I was going to do a step by step tutorial for this one, but I've managed to get the cold my kids have had for the last couple of weeks (complete with fevers and all over body aches) so I'll leave that for another day if anyone is interested ;o) For now, I'm crawling back onto the sofa to watch more movies with the illness sharing children...