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Wristband Pincushions

Use felted wool to appliqué sunflower pincushions that fit your wrist. Gather your wool scraps and start making wristband pincushions—they make great gifts for fellow quilters and needlework artists.

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Felted wool (available in many quilt shops) doesn’t fray, so there is no need to turn under cut edges of the appliqué shapes. To felt wool, machine-wash it in a hot-water-wash, cool-rinse cycle with a small amount of detergent; machine-dry it on high heat and steam-press.

Cut pieces in the following order. The flower pieces are cut using Sizzix dies; click on "Download this Project" for pattern pieces. Pattern F wristband is sized to fit most. To determine your best fit, measure your wrist and add 1-1/2". Compare this measurement to Pattern F wristband; adjust as needed to lengthen or shorten wristband to fit.

To use freezer paper for cutting appliqué shapes, complete the following steps.

1. Lay freezer paper, shiny side down, over patterns. Use a pencil to trace each pattern once, leaving 1/2" between tracings. Cut out freezer-paper shapes roughly 1/4" outside traced lines.

2. Using a hot, dry iron, press freezer-paper shapes, shiny sides down, onto designated fabric; let cool. Cut out shapes on drawn lines. Peel off freezer paper.

From pink, yellow, or gold wool, cut:
1 each of patterns A, E, and F

From green wool, cut:
1 each of patterns B and C

From white, pink, or brown wool, cut:
1 Pattern D

From yellow, red, or orange wool, cut:

1 of Pattern E

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