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Friedlander Crew.

This fleet of Friedlander Crew pincushions was basically an excuse to play with my newest fabric / finish something kind of quickly, which is always satisfying.

Friedlander Crew Pincushions . Carolyn Friedlander

I like making pincushions for many reasons. First, they and other small projects are perfect for playing around with fabric combinations. I get so many ideas after whipping out a few of them, which is especially helpful with I’ve got new fabric to mess around with.

Friedlander Crew Pincushions . Carolyn Friedlander

Plus, pincushion making is quite productive. After making one or a bunch, they make great gifts. I also use them as pattern weights. Having a variety of shapes and sizes can be helpful when cutting out things that aren’t always the same size. For example, I like using the narrow guys for tighter spots like skinny shoulder pieces, and the bigger ones work well for the meatier bits like bodice pieces when I’m cutting out clothes.

Friedlander Crew Pincushions . Carolyn Friedlander

In addition to fabric combos, these guys are great for testing out decorative stitches and other embellishments. I feel like a little bit of embroidery floss kicks everything up a few notches.

Friedlander Crew Pincushions . Carolyn Friedlander

Friedlander Crew Pincushions . Carolyn Friedlander

Friedlander Crew Pincushions . Carolyn Friedlander

Friedlander Crew Pincushions . Carolyn Friedlander

So many pincushions!

Fabrics : Friedlander, Euclid

Pattern : Crew Pincushion set

Friedlander Crew Pincushions . Carolyn Friedlander

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Crew Pincushion pattern.

Crew Pincushion Pattern . Carolyn Friedlander

I’ll admit it, I’m a pin hoarder. As a result, it makes perfect sense that I’ve also developed an affinity and appreciation for pincushions. Just like how you’d want different pins for different projects, the perfect pincushion is also a variable need depending on the function, the pin itself, the location (traveling requires a special set of needs!) and the cuteness. (duh.) My Crew pincushion pattern is a collection of 11 different pincushion options in all shapes and sizes–quilted, not quilted–pieced, not pieced–many of which originated with favorite sizes of my own.

Crew Pincushion Pattern . Carolyn Friedlander

Making pincushions is such a satisfying sew. They are massively functional, super cute, speedy, totally giftable, and perfect for showing off your favorite fabrics. This is why when planning this pattern, I wanted to include tons of sizes, tons of info on the various components and fillings and different ideas for added detailing like embroidery and cross stitch (as seen in the super big guy below).

Crew Pincushion Pattern . Carolyn Friedlander

I’ve also recently become obsessed with wearing my scissors on a cord around my neck, and thought it would also be an appropriate bonus to be able to stick needles and pins in the same spot. Is anyone else tired of forgetting they stuck pins and needles in their shirt, couch or whatever is closest? Yeah…

Crew Pincushion Pattern . Carolyn Friedlander

I think that these guys are fun and handy, and I hope you think so too. I’ve made tons, and I’ve given away tons…which makes me happy. I also plan to make many more. First up will be a set to use as pattern weights at my cutting table for when I’m cutting out garments. (Yes, they’ll work for that too!)

Crew Pincushion Pattern . Carolyn Friedlander

Crew Pincushion Pattern . Carolyn Friedlander

pattern : Crew Pincushion pattern (new to my pattern collection!)

fabric(s) : Lots of stuff from my Euclid and Carkai collections, plus a little Robert Kaufman Railroad Denim in one of the wearable versions above.

Crew Pincushion Pattern . Carolyn Friedlander

 

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Spring Quilt Market 2016

It’s super hard to believe that Spring Quilt Market 2016 was more than a week ago.

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

Here’s the booth shot. Let’s just say it was part closet, part living room and full-on fabric and quilt explosion. All good things.

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

I really wanted to show off my new fabric Euclid, my new patterns Hesperides and Crew, and have some fun with all of it. Because fabric and quilts are fun.

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

I had tons of projects, many of which were from the Euclid Lookbook plus some more. I’ve been pretty excited about Euclid and even more excited about using it as an excuse to sew up all kinds of things. In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing more specifics about the projects, but in the meantime here are some (slightly random) visuals from the show.

My quilts Blake and Local

Blake and Local 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

Elisabeth in her stunning Euclid dress. I’m wearing a Euclid Hayden.

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

With Janine of UPPERCASE, and I’m loving her palette! (As always…)

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

Julia sporting her stunning necklace and Euclid dress. So pretty!

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

No surprise that I loved ALL of Arianna’s garments, especially these two Euclid dresses…

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

So beautiful!

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

My booth buddy and friend Ellen, rocking a Carkai Mercer

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

With Nichole…booth sitting…as you do. (This Euclid top that I’m wearing is from one of my fave new Japanese sewing books…I’ll make sure to post about it soon.)

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

This was a great sighting! It’s an Austin House quilt in Kim Kight’s new collection for Cotton+Steel, Rotary Club.

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Austin House Quilt

Carkai sighting in the Sew Kind Of Wonderful booth–pretty good, right?!

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carkai Fabric

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carkai Fabric

I did manage to get out and see some sights..briefly. I was super impressed with the gardens at the temple square.

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Exploring SLC

And there we have it. Spring Quilt Market 2016.

Euclid Fabric . Carolyn Friedlander

 

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