Quilting with the Top Note

Good morning!

Remember last month when I mentioned that I was using the Top Note Die to Quilt?  Well, that project was a flop….but ….this one is not :)  Actually what happened is when I tried to make a purse with it…… the shape was lost …so, I ditched it.  Here's my new project…….

Pin cushion 

How cool is my new Top Note pin cushion?  But don't look too closely this is my warm up version. 

I'll share how I came about creating this.  I was in the kitchen with Dave last night and he was watching TV and I was thumbing through my new Quilting Magazine and I stumbled across a darling pin cushion in the shape of a rectangle and it had a leaf on it.   It was like a light bulb moment…I said I'll be right back. I ran to my stamp room, grabbed four pieces of Figgy Pudding fabric and two pieces of batting.  Ran them through the Big Shot, stuffed it with Polyfil and pinned it and sewed it :)  It seriously took me less than five minutes.  (It helped that I already had a bobbin with chocolate thread on it.)

Things that I will change on my next one is make the batting smaller, the edges are sticking out the sides. And I might try a Blanket Stitch around the sides instead of sewing it on my machine.  But by doing that it will take longer….so I'm not sure.

Other ideas as I'm looking at it:

  • Couldn't you see adding some ribbon and making it an ornament? You could also monogram it if the pattern of fabric was less busy.
  • Add a squeaky thing and it can be a dog toy.
  • Doll pillow

Here's two pictures that show it without the pins…

Top Note 

turned the other direction …..

Top Note side

Have a great day & thanks for stopping by! 

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p.s Tune in tomorrow for a picture of my rag quilt blanket squares (they are cut and I'm in the process of deciding how to place them).

p.s. THANKS for all the kind emails & comments about the news that we're not moving!!  I felt like I had an elephant on my shoulders and he's been removed.  The sky is the limit again :))))

13 thoughts on “Quilting with the Top Note”

  1. Oh my! That is a really cute pincushion……if you want a different edging why not just use the satin stitch around the edges……….but looser. Maybe you even have blanket stitch on your machine. Just a thought.

  2. Your stamp room is so amazing. It is nice to know there are others out there who have more than one craft to pursue. I love collecting fabrics and scrapbooking stuff. I am glad you don’t have to move and even though it was a lot of work painting and all what a fresh, clean feeling it must be!

  3. I love your pincushion and I can see it also as an ornament. That would be perfect! So glad to hear you don’t have to move, what a job going through everything and packing it up! I really liked seeing the pictures of your stamp room, now I know where you are when I watch your videos. Love your studio – the colors as well as how you’ve organized it.

  4. Love the pincushion Angie….and I think it will make a great gift for our mothers day stall her in Aussie next year(which we are already creating for)….am wondering if it actually needs the batting? and also if you could pin it together wrong sides together, sew it round leaving a little gap to add the stuffing and then handstitch the opening closed…might give this a try and also your version without the batting as I do like the shabby look…Thanks for sharing and I am currently awaiting the arrival of my scallop die so I can make your gorgeous rag quilt bag…Please Mr Posty bring it tomorrow!

  5. Happy to hear the Elephant is off your shoulders. Now time to get back into the swing of things and relax. Isn’t there something about sewing and quilting that is just so calming. I have been doing it for years, and then I found stamping. I love both of them! Such a cute little pin cushion, and yes it would make a darling dog toy, or pop some cat nip inside and watch your kitty go crazy. Until next time. Happy stamping/quilting times to you.

    Trish in Wisconsin

  6. Okay, so I am a little late to the game here but….sideways this looks like a butterfly. I bet of sewed 2 seams up the center and put some lavender in the stuffing it would make a great sachet!?


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