I whipped up this pincushion this afternoon for Doris Kolberg as a thank you gift for having a party tonight. Doris is not only one of my stamping friends, she is one of my sewing buddies. In fact, I bought this fabric a few years ago when we went to the Sun Prairie quilt show, and fabric shopping after wards. That day I was in a mood to buy fabric with sewing notion's on it and found a lot of cute stuff that day. I made this pin cushion with the big shot and the scalloped square die. You run 2 layers of fabric, 1 layer of batting through the machine first. Then the batting goes in the center and the fabric is right side out for both pieces. I used a quarter inch seam allowance and stitched around the square leaving an opening for stuffing. I tightly stuffed it, and then stitched around it the rest of the way with the sewing machine. Then I took black carpet thread, a doll needle and tufted the center, adding the heart shaped button. The finishing touch is a tag stamped with the saying, "In the crazy quilt of life, I am glad you are in my block of friends." It will be partying time soon! Off to rest before I leave. See ya later!