Sew Pretty

One morning over the weekend, I just felt the need to be creative. It didn’t have to be anything major, but I just needed to get the creative juices flowing.

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I had some pin toppers I bought a while back for my daughter off of etsy. The seller’s name is GigiMinor.  They come on these great little cards with delightful names, all packaged up nicely. I decided they’d make an even cuter gift if they were on an adorable pin cushion, so I set to work.

Started cutting and sewing, pulling pinks and reds from my scrap bag, and came up with this, before trimming:

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Auditioned a few backings and decided on this one.

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Sewed it all together, stuffed it and added the pin toppers. I think it’s kind of cute!

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It does look like a Valentine, but I can get away with that because I was born on February 14. I have a thing for Valentines.

I just love these pin toppers.  I want them all! Silly little pretty things! I guess quilters in general like this kind of doodad.

About Diane Harris

I'm Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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7 Responses to Sew Pretty

  1. Jo says:

    Hi
    I also have an Etsy shop selling pin toppers my shop is thingscreatedbyme if you would like to take a look!
    I am still in the process of designing my website.

  2. Dianne says:

    Love the pins! I now have that etsy-ier saved in my favs!

  3. Mary Flynn says:

    I recently got some pin toppers from another blogger friend of mine and wondered what I would do with them…now I know! Thank you for sharing!!

  4. Jean says:

    This is so cute! I need some of these pins too!

  5. Well, duh! All I had to do was click on the words Pin Toppers in your post and there was my link. Next time, I’ll look closer.

  6. Adorable Diane! Now I’m off on a search for these pin toppers. Did you offer a link anywhere?

    I’ve been collecting adorable handmade pincushions from Etsy (my newest vice).

  7. Vickie E says:

    Yep Gigi is amazing! I am a member of her Pin topper of the Month Club…

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