Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Off the Cuff

About a year ago I bought this book.

There are several really cute pincushion patterns and lots of creative ideas.

But truthfully, this is the one that caught my attention.

I had this idea if you use men's shirts for making quilt blocks (like Bonnie Hunter does), wouldn't it be cool to cut off the cuffs and make pincushions??

So, I bought a $1.00 bargain mans shirt from the Thrift store and gave it a try.


Isn't he cute?? I did not follow the directions given in the book, but just did my own thing. And I still think the pincushion turned out cute :-) The ears are flower buttons.

How about let's be creative today and make something outside of our comfort zone! I hope you have a Happy Quilting day!!

23 comments:

Tea said...

These are very cute pincushions.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Ficou muito bonito e interessante,parabéns.O que você fez com o colarinho?Já vi um prato com um almofada dentro e o colarinho em volta.Beijos

beaquilter said...

too cute! I'm having a pin cushion swap soon with sign ups already started.... wanna join? check out my blog for more info.

Meggie said...

This is an adorable idea! And I love the title of the book...it is on my order list for today.....thanks

Snoodles said...

What a cute idea! I always hate to toss those when I cut up a shirt for charms....now I can use them!! Thanks!

Susan said...

What a great idea for gifts to all my quilting friends. I have lots of shirts stashed away that I'll have to get out and cut off the cuffs. I love the book too and am curious what else lies inside. XOXO

QuiltyGirl said...

That is too cute!

tink's mom said...

You have vision. What a great idea for something we all hate to throw out. Thanks.

Connie said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.
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Beth said...

Oh my gosh - that is so cute. What a great idea!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

He's adorable!

Sue Daurio said...

oh my that is just super cute!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your pin cushion.

Barb said...

That is adorable!

Allie said...

Jocelyn, that is just adorable - I like yours MUCH better! What a great way to recycle!

elizabeth said...

What a cutie!

QuiltSue said...

He is gorgeous. I really love him.

Jo said...

Well this is something I plan on trying for sure. I am a Bonnie Hunter fan and am cutting up shirts all the time!!

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Just Adorable!!!! Thanks for sharing

Ivory Spring said...

Jocelyn,

That pincushion is absolutely cute.

Fabrics N Quilts said...

Whoop Whoop! That is the cutest pin cushion I have ever seen!

Heidi Staples said...

Darling!!

Talin's Corner said...

Very cute.

Michelle said...

Your little pin cushion guy is sew cute!!!!