Ok, imagine for a minute…..scary movie….those people who hide children in the basement…..got your visual? That is how my daughter sees today’s guest…….the lovely and incredibly funny, Sarah of Narcoleptic in a Cupboard. She may want to kill me for telling you that but I find it ever so funny because it couldn’t be further from the truth! The funny thing about it is why my daughter thinks that…..accents freak her out! Yes, she is blonde (well, blonde-brained) but then again, so is her mother!!! But this is about Sarah!!!
I adore Sarah! I adore her as a person and as a quilter. She is uber talented (although she never gives herself credit). She has a great mum who is also uber talented and together they get a great deal accomplished!!! I love Sarah’s tutorial because we all have those moment’s when we need a small gift with a big punch. Today’s tutorial is just that! Take it away Sarah, my dear friend, fabric enabler, and late night keeper upper……………
Amazingly enough, Rhonda is actually trusting me to put something on her blog! I’m having a wee turn at a tutorial, and I wanted to keep it small and keep it simple. So, I thought I’d show how I made the pyramid key fob I did for the Mouthy Stitches Tote Swap.
Dead simple, honest. You’ll need 4 equilateral triangles in fabric, and four in fusible fleece. You could use interfacing if you prefer, or you could just draw on the smaller triangle (it’ll make sense when you see it in a minute). The key is to sew starting in from the edge of the fabric and stop before you get to the edge. You’ll need some ribbon for a loop, and some stuffing to stuff ’em! If you dont have the equilateral triangle ruler (I got one on sale and I’ve used it a few times, it really makes you WANT to do triangles!) you could use the free graph paper in Equilateral Triangle to make a perfect template.
So here we go
You can use these as key fobs, or pin cushions, or pin sharpeners, or smelly wardrobe / clothes drawer thingies… just depends on what you stuff them with. OOH you could fill one with Catnip and give it to a daft cat…
Just remember, dont sew to the edges of the fabric! (And linen frays really bady on the turning hole so maybe put some glue on the very edge of that fabric so it doesnt unravel completely…like mine almost did…). And listen to some Kylie at Abbey Road whilst you’re making them cos its bloomin lovely…
Good luck to everyone in the 4th and final quarter of 2012, and good luck to Rhonda who will finally be able to enter to WIN prizes this year!
I had to sneak back in because I don’t know who Kylie is (yes, Sarah I will give it a search) but I just bought the Nashville Cast CD today and WOW is it gReAt!!! Real bluesy country…..yes, I’m a hick!!! I couldn’t let Sarah make all the musical suggestions!!!
Oh and remember………the 2013 FAL is moving to Leanne’s Blog …..She Can Quilt. You can link up over there starting January 7th.