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YoYos Cubed Ornaments and Pincushion


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  • Hand Sewing

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New lower price on my design/pattern instructions! Just in time for the holidays, you can create these ornaments for gifts or to decorate your home. There is also a pin-cushion design, that makes a great gift, or decoration for your sewing room, and is useful too. Hope you will check out my pattern, while it is listed at the lower price. I've included step by step instructions, and plenty of photos to guide you through the process of making them. Instructions include plenty of tips for sewing. I have always loved sewing and using yo-yos in my quilt projects. It is one of the first things I learned to sew as a teenager. One of my first projects was a yo-yo pillow top. I once created a dollhouse quilt using very small yo-yos, I wanted to see how small I could sew them by using a quarter for my circle template. These early experiences lead me to design my Yo-Yos Cubed Ornament design. I first made these in the 1990s to sell during holiday season at the Illinois Artisans Shop in Chicago, Illinois. The ornament design later inspired the pincushion design. Happy Creating! Many Blessings, Denise A. Buchwalter-Losczyk BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Hand sewing, hand embroidery (if desired), using scissors for cutting fabric SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Pincushion is approximately 2 1/2 inches high and 2 1/2 inches wide, Ornaments are 2 1/2 inches wide, by 6 1/2 inches long. (ornaments include tassel and tassel instructions)

Recommended with this pattern

  • Fabric (cotton or silk), 10 - 5 inch coordinated charm squares for pincushion, or cotton ornaments, or if made from one piece of fabric, 1/4 yard of cotton fabric. For silk stacked yo-yos ornament, four 1/4 yds of four different colors of Dupioni silk. For all designs: 1/4 yd #65 Pellon heavy weight interfacing
  • Drafting compass for drafting circles, AccuQuilt Go Fabric cutter and circle die #55012 (optional), sewing scissors, embroidery scissors, small 28mm rotary cutter (optional), bodkin or awl/stylus, sewing thimble, sewing needle, embroidery needle & thread, assorted perle cotton threads, yarns and ribbons for making tassel, embroidery thread, beads and buttons for embellishment, batting scraps or stuffing for stuffing pincushion top, mistyfuse fusible (optional, other options are given in instructions)

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DBL Design Inspiration
DBL Design Inspiration
I have been designing and creating art since childhood. As a child, my mother encouraged my creative endeavors by enrolling me in art and craft classes. My interest grew and I went on to study art in undergraduate and graduate school. I’ve worked in many different media, but have always been drawn back to the fiber and quilting arts. Accomplishments: Quilts exhibited in several juried shows, including 2 Hoffman Challenges. 2013 Push the Envelope Contest, American Sewing Expo, Novi, Michigan, “Holiday Wall Hanging”, Honorable Mention for outstanding thread work. 2013-2014 Quilting Arts Gifts Magazine, Machine Needle-felted Ornaments article published. I hope my designs will inspire you and you enjoy making your own creations from them. It is wonderful to share them with you! I also enjoy blogging about my art, arts and crafts in general, and about creative resources. You can visit my blog at: And view more of my artwork at: Sincerely, Denise A. Buchwalter-Losczyk