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 an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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7 Responses to Sew Pretty

  1. Jo says:

    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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