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Tutorial Trial Thursday & A Thank You Giveaway


The Finished Product!

My Cathedral WIndow Pin Cushion

Updated on 02/04/13 

Winner of Giveaway is One English Teacher! Congratulation!


Hey Guys!

Well, I am back with a new tutorial!  Today I put on trial the Cathedral Window Pin Cushion by Kim from My Go-Go Life.  You should really check out her blog!  Full of color and projects, I absolutely love it!

Let me first tell you about my tutorial experience.

  • How long did it take?  It took me about an hour to complete.
  • Was it easy to follow? The tutorial was easy to follow because it had a bunch of pictures to follow along with.
  • Do you have any tips?  I would suggest you take make sure you pin down the scraps before your turn down.  I was not careful and left my corner uncovered, so I had to find my seam ripper. ;0/
  • Would you make it again?  Of course, and guess what?  I will make one for one of my lucky readers. Just comment for one entry! Follow me for another entry! (put “I Follow” as a comment for it to count) Send a friend over too! 

I decided to give away one of these wonderful pin cushions as a thank you for everyone that keeps encouraging me!  Plus, it’s fun putting things in the mail!  Good Luck!  You need to comment by Sunday at 7pm.  Then I will do a drawing!

Here are the pictures of the “Process.”  Enjoy the eye candy.

Cathedral Window


I used Pins to base mine.  It worked much better that way for me.

I used Pins to base mine. It worked much better that way for me.

Here is what I was talking about.  It was better when I pinned down my scrap.

Here is what I was talking about. It was better when I pinned down my scrap.


Is used my scraps to piece together the back.  I really like it!

Is used my scraps to piece together the back. I really like it!

Finished!  The button makes it extra special!

Finished! The button makes it extra special!

Okay, now don’t forget to comment!  Once again thanks for all the support.  Blogging has really been great for me so far on this tiny, tiny blog.  It is really great having fun with you!

If you are visiting from Crazy Mom Quilts, welcome!  Leave a comment you could win too! ;0)  Until next time, Sew Pretty!


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Author: Pretty Lady Baby

I am just a girl trying to be crafty. Well really a woman but my thoughts are girly. I am embarking on a journey. I hope to complete all of my goals, share and learn from others.

25 thoughts on “Tutorial Trial Thursday & A Thank You Giveaway

  1. I love the colors in this beautiful pin cushion. I think I will try the tutorial myself.

  2. very fun project. I like the bright colors that you chose.

  3. This really looks complicated. You did a great job.

  4. It looks like a lot of fun to make! I really want to learn how to make these now. Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. I love the idea of trialling a tutorial – thanks for sharing.

  6. What a lovely Idea – and the Cathedral window works well as a pin cushion, fun, practical and stylish – well done

  7. Beautiful work. I may need to try this.

  8. I adore cathrdal.windows! Thanks for the tute!

  9. this is really pretty – hope I win! Of course, if I don’t, I could always make one myself, I know. But it is more fun to get one in the mail. 🙂
    I’ll be following you now for sure!

  10. I’m so new to sewing, but this looks like a good tutorial to try!

  11. I follow now too. I’m really glad to find your blog! It will help keep me inspired in my sewing misadventures.

  12. This looks great – you choose fantastic colours.

    This is one of those tutorials I’ve been meaning to get around to for a long, long time.

  13. Have never had the courage to try catherdral windows but I might have to give it a go.

  14. The cushion is adorable! The colors are such fun 🙂

  15. I am a follower! I also nominated you for an award for your great blog at spillingenergy.blogspot.com. Hopefully that will send more bloggers your way .

  16. Simply Sashing. I love how concise the tutorial is. Inspiring way to use up part of my left over pieces.

  17. I had always wondered how to do cathedral windows. I will have to make this as one of the new techniques I want to try 🙂

  18. Adorable pin cushion! Love it. 🙂

  19. Cute pin cushion! And of course, I like your choice of fabric.

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  21. Very sweet pincushion. Love the bright colors. Thanks for the give away. K-

  22. Hi,
    Found your blog from Crazy Mom. Great tutorial.

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