Seed catalogs are starting to arrive in the mail and it has us dreaming of spending time in our gardens. These spring daydreams inspired us to create something fun to share with you, the Pot Full of Posies pincushion. It is a fun and easy project to craft while you wait for spring to arrive. Add in a few sweet hearts and you have a fun creation for Valentine’s Day too! And even more fun, the Pot Full of Posies pattern is free with the purchase of our new Love Mini Pin-mini set! (More details and a link to purchase below.)
Did you know we recently began adding digital pdf patterns to our store?
If you are like us, when you spot a new pattern you can not wait to start making it! The wait for a pattern to arrive in the mail can feel like forever! That is why we are so thrilled to now offer some of our patterns in a digital format. Simply purchase, download and save it to your computer. Then print and stitch! It could not be easier! [Read more…]
In honor of Pincushion Appeal’s 2nd birthday, we’re sharing some tips for adding character to the Santa pincushion!
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As February approaches, stores tempt you with a red and pink bonanza of Valentine greetings–cards, candy, gifts and flowers. Where do you look if you want a special Valentine treat for a friend who appreciates your creative talents? Just Another Button Company has lots of ideas, and here’s a great one!
This is a special Valentine gift for YOU from Just Another Button Company–free instructions for Sweet Treat, a quick-and-easy pincushion in an ice cream cup. You eat the ice cream first–tough job, but someone’s got to do it! Roll strips of wool to fill the cup then top with our Just Pins. A stitch here and there helps hold the layers together as you roll, but you could actually make this pincushion with no sewing if you want.
Now you can make a Sweet Treat for all the names on your Valentine list. Look for JABC Just Pins and Weeks Dye Works felted wool in independent quilt and needlework stores! We have lots of Just Pins–if you are inspired to create more flavors. See more Just Pins on our website.
Believer in sharing the SWEET!
The Pincushion Appeal books have been shipped! Just Another Button Company has sent copies to all the pincushion friends we met at the Quilt Festival last fall and we have more in stock. Whether you are a stitcher or a shop, please see our online shop for details.
Will you make the pincushions from beloved materials in your stash or search out the fabrics and pins we used?
Our favorite Weeks Dye Works felted wool is available in fat quarter cuts at independent quilt and needlework stores. If you are a “kit” person, you’ll be happy to hear that Just Another Button Company will offer wool and fabric kits for the pincushions in the book. Look for item #f705 for the wool pieces you need for the aqua Santa pincushion. And don’t forget you can also order e705–the embellishment pack that includes the two JABC Just Pins shown on the Santa.
Have even more pincushion fun by making the pincushions in a variety of fabrics.
Make a pincushion–here’s how our friends at Martingale Publishing suggest you can spend a very satisfying creative afternoon. And be sure to enter their fabulous giveaway!
Happy member of the Martingale family