Monday, 6 May 2013

Anything Goes Quilt 'n Sew #16 - MINI Cathedral window key chains

A while ago I made a few cathedral window pincushions and shared with you a tutorial to make a scissor pouch to go with them, which you can find HERE.  I adore them, its simple to make, is really nice gifts and are very useful around my sewing room. 

When you follow the instruction to make this size pincushion you start out with a 10½ inch piece of white fabric and you end up with a 3½ inch square cushion.

But it got me thinking, how small can you actually make them?  So I played around, again.... 

Yep, I like to play around, experiment and try out silly things, but just look at where my silliness got me!

The finished size of this adorable teeny tiny cute cathedral window key chain are 1½ inches.. yeah I got a bit tongue tied too, LOL.

These little pincushions suddenly turned into the cutest little key chains.  I followed the exact instructions to make them as I did the pincushions except that the first white piece of fabric you start out with is 4½ inches.  I also added a little strap to attach to a key ring.

Give it a try, I bet you'll find very small bit of scraps in you trash bin just right for the job.

But now it's time for this week's linky party

It's Monday and a new week, so lets all share some of our projects, please link up any current projects you've been working on, anything at all...  This link is open for a week and will run every Monday.  Remember to come back next week, or follow my blog to get regular updates.

If you wish feel free to add any other blog posts you write during the week, since this linky stays open for a full week, I think its a great idea to share and keep sharing.

All I ask is that you either add the 'Anything Goes' blog button to your sidebar or add a text link to your blog post, and comment on a few of the other links too, share the love and make this weekly link party a fun way to connect.
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Happy quilting.


Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Morning Marelize, Thank you so much for the tutorial showing me how to make Cathedral Window pin cushions. I am going to make one for each of my daughters and I know they will love them.
I have joined your party this week and I look forward to making new friends.
Have a lovely day,
Best Wishes

Lorna McMahon said...

Those little key chain versions are super sweet! Sew tiny!

ipatchandquilt said...

Wow, that is just the cutest key chain ever! I love itto bits!
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ChristaQuilts said...

These are so stinkin' cute!

Julie @627handworks said...

Those are so cute! I've wanted to try a cathedral window for a while but I'm kind of scared. This may be the perfect thing to make and see if I can do it.

PS - I've added your party logo to my Link Parties page.

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh, those are so cute!!!

Jennifer @ Quilts by Jen said...

those keychains are fabulous. Going to have to try that.

Beth said...

Those are adorable.

Chumkie said...

Gotta make a CW pincushion next!

Sandy said...

Ok, that has to be the cutest thing I have ever seen!! I'm going to make the pincushion first and than try the keychain!!Thanks for trying silly things!!

Laura B said...

These are so awesome. I always feel guilty throwing scaps away. Now I have a way to use even small scraps. I'm going to bookmark this page.


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