Monday, August 3, 2020

Crafter's Edge Bird #5 In A Pincushion

I have to admit that I'm crazy about my Crafter's Edge fabric dies and this sweet bird from the "Bird Dance Collection" is one of my favorites. It's a bit crazy like me, so that might be why it rings my bell!

There are other birds just as cute, like these two, and I'll definitely be adding them to my stash as soon as I can. I think a quilt would be adorable with all of them.

The Crafter's Edge fabric dies work perfectly with the Crossover II, cutting up to six layers of cotton fabric. When using felt, I found two or three layers to be best. The dies are flat so it makes it convenient to store them.

The directions are always easy to follow using their diagrams and/or instructions.

You can adjust the pressure on the Crossover II if needed.

I love using ThermOWeb's Fabric Fuse Adhesive in different ways, including applying felt on felt. It holds it in place without shifting. Just add a few drops to the back (you don't need a lot) and place it where it needs to be. You can stitch over it, so no worries there!

Cut two 6" x 6" squares for behind the bird and for the back of the pincushion. Sew around all the edges, but leave a 2" opening to fill the pincushion with walnut shells or stuffing (whichever is your preference.) Use the Fabric Fuse to close the opening, let it dry, and then sew it closed. Going around the edges will help strengthen the edges.

This is a fast and easy pincushion that can be gifted or kept for yourself. Either way, it's a sweet project!


  1. Carol, that really is adorable. You could easily turn that bird into a turkey for Thanksgiving too. Thanks so much for the cheery project share!

  2. You know I like that pincushion :-) Good grief - I have Fabric Fuse and I haven't used it yet!! Bought it for another project, which I haven't made. Each day I look at that pinnie it makes me smile. Thanks!

  3. Very sweet project Carol. The birds are adorable. Have a happy week.

  4. I saw those when I was on the site. I had the whole set of Sue Spargo's birds, and I sold them to a friend in Canada, figuring I was never going to find the time to do them. However, when I saw these dies, I thought I migh have a second chance for the ones they do! I am going to order what's needed to use them on my Accuquilt. Their dies are much less expensive.

  5. Well, I do love this. Gotta check out their sale this month and get me some fun dies to use with my sizzix adapter!

  6. Wow these birds are sweet. Great look for a pin cushion. And yes a quilt of them would be wonderful.

  7. These are so cute! Man, I think I may have to invest in one of these machines and some of these dies!!! LOL


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