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by Lesley Storts

»Rifle Paper Co. Fabric by Anna Bond and Pincushions«

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Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. creates beautiful art! The combination of salt cellars, antique glass and other unique vessels combined with Anna’s fabric created a colorful batch of pincushions to enjoy while sewing.

This batch of pincushions is the largest I’ve ever made due to combining two different fabric lines, Wildwood and Primavera. Many pincushions were made with salt cellars while others were made using interesting pieces of glass that showcased larger cuts of the fabric.

The diameter of the green glass is over 6 inches.

This white milk glass ashtray measures 8 inches in diameter and the center pincushion is 3 1/2 inches in diameter.

I found this this hobnail butter dish lid in an antique store in Toledo, Ohio. It measures over 6 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide. The glass is in mint condition and heavy so it offers a stable base for pincushions. Because of the length and design of the fabric, the edges of the floral design that flow into greenery are able to be captured.

A fun detail that Anna incorporates into some of her fabrics are metallic elements. When creating pincushions, including metallic thread and beads can provide a subtle connection among all parts of the pincushion.

It is also fun to be be bold and go big to highlight the metallic prints!

There were over 50 pincushions in this batch! I’ve been accumulating the glass over the past year, maybe even longer. Having a wide variety of glass makes matching up fabric and creating the pincushions an interesting and pleasurable process.

To see a fun video that Lucy and I made of all of the Rifle Paper Co. pincushions, click HERE.


Happy Crafting and Quilting! ▶︎ ▶︎ ▶︎

Author: Lesley Storts

I’ve always been a doodler and loved art from an early age. I picked up my first fabric, a pink and white checked gingham, at 9 years old and cross-stitched my name. In 1996, my mom started quilting and her inspiration motivated me to make my first quilt in 1998. I found a pattern in a book from the library, changed the colors to make a Christmas quilt and pieced it together. I even quilted and bound it! I enjoy working with all kinds of fabric mediums and threads. I enjoy sewing with my machine and doing handwork. I get inspiration from my life including people, scenery, patterns and objects around me. Follow me here and on Instagram @lesleystorts.

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