I was testing a swatch of poly fabric I recently purchased at Hobby Lobby and thought as long as I'm testing, might as well make something with the swatch, provided it sublimated well.
I'd wanted to make a new pincushion for my sewing area; one that was heavy enough to not move or fall off my table. Most that I currently own are stuffed with polyfil which doesn't provide enough "weight" to the pincushion. So now I just needed an image to sublimate.
One would think that there would be a plethora of porcupine images in the wonderful world of the internet but evidently that's not the case.
The pincushion project I had in mind required just one little ol' image of a porcupine. After an exhaustive search, I finally found one but it was black and white.
Since I had to use a black and white image, I had to change out my original fabric choices for ones that would coordinate better. I used a stripe to create cording around the edges of the pincushion giving it a more finished look. For the back, I went through my scrap bin and found a scrap of cherry fabric in the perfect colors! I made the cording and sewed it to the front piece. I then placed the cherry fabric, wrong side up over the corded piece and sewed the sides up leaving a 3" opening to be able to turn the pincushion right side out. (I did use a shorter stitch length to sew because of the type of filler I was using).
I used crushed walnut shells for the filling (a no-no for anyone with nut allergies). I like that it adds weight, it fills in the corners of the pincushion nicely, and keeps my pins sharp! Using a small funnel and inserting it into the 3" opening, I filled to the top. I then closed the opening by hand using needle and thread.
Voila! A new pincushion for my sewing room!
That's all for now! Til next time, keep krafting!