I have been wanting to share this little sewing tool, that was first introduced to me by Trish from Amitie. It is a Pointer Finger Pin Cushion and I just wouldn't be without mine when it comes to hand piecing. Give it a go!
1. Cut your scrap of fabric to 3 1/2 " square
2. Fold in half diagonally and sew around raw edges using a 1/4" seam allowance - leaving a small opening in one of the sides - large enough for turning through & stuffing. I hand stitched this one because my machine is in hospital but I would recommend that you machine sew to ensure strong seams as you will be stuffing this heavily.
3. Turn out.
4. Fill with fiber fill - this little thing takes much more fill than you would expect. Make sure you fill tightly to ensure your finger is protected when you are using it.
5. Stitch opening closed.
6. Bring the points together and mold into shape. Check for correct size - you can fiddle with the tips of the corners by tucking them in to make it smaller or turn out further if you need it larger. Once it fits comfortably on your finger sew the points together securely.
8. In use .... just like that!
Now Jessie's quilt is complete I have moved onto Joshua's - I love this quilt and hope that it will look as good when complete as it does in my imagination. It is hard going though ... matching points can be tedious ... lucky Bernina is away otherwise this one would have found it's spot back on the shelf.