Fabric Pumpkins and a Gourd

Saturday, October 17, 2009
My sister in law {who happens to be one of my BFF's... I wish we lived closer *sigh*} pointed me toward a super cute tutorial on how to make the easiest pumpkin pillows e-vah! Click on over to Sunshine in my Soul for the easy peasy tute.

Here is my version:

I made 5 of these little guys in one sitting in about an hour. I filled mine with scraps of quilt batting, and a cut up practice quilt sandwich. I didn't bother to weigh mine down, and I actually still have to sew them shut {don't look to close.} I found all of my fabrics at Hancock's fabric during their "Columbus Day" Sale. They were all 50% off their clearance price. I only bought 1/4 yard of 5 different fall colored fabrics plus one for the stem. The cost came out to be about $1.50 per fabric, and about $9 for the whole project (remember I didn't buy stuffing, ribbons, or raffia.) There is plenty of leftover fabric for about 10 more pumpkins!!! {That's about $0.60 per pumpkin.}

Please ignore my unpainted "e" I haven't decided what color to paint it yet

For the gourd/squash I just drew a pear shaped outline on my fabric and added the tucks like the pumpkins. I'm going to swap out some of the ribbon and I would like to add the curly cues without spending any more moo-lah.


Catherine Anne said...

Oh I love this idea!

Gene Black said...

Where do you go to Hancock's??? I don't know of one that is close.

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