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    How Sweet it is: Cooking up Cherry Tarts

    06/06/12

    Permalink 05:27:17 pm, by dtirico Email , 148 words   English (US) latin1
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    These Cherry tart pin cushions cooked up quickly with a bit of white wool, craft stuffing and tart tins. With only a little appliqué and embroidery for the stems, these pin cushions made sweet favors at a recent tea for quilters. The cherries are ½ inch diameter circles and the leaves are cut shapes from scraps. Matching wool crewel thread is used for the appliqué and embroidered stems. Once the appliqué is completed in the center of a 6 inch square of white wool, you simply use a running stitch in perle cotton (so the thread will not break when you pull it) and gather together stuffing with craft stuffing. Then, glue the stuffed yo yo into a ball and tie off securely. Once this ball is completed, use a hot glue gun to glue into the tart tin and garnish with a few red pins … absolutely yummy.

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    About Deborah

    Deborah Tirico is an avid quilter, needle artist and instructor. A serious student, Deborah has taken classes in embroidery, piecework, appliqué hand and machine quilting. In 2006 she launched originals designs in felted wool appliqué with embroidery embellishments under the name Pemberley House. Her area of specialization is the creation of a sculptural look to felted wool appliqué by using needle tilting techniques and the layering and stuffing of wool pieces. Unlike the primitive felted wool embroidery popular today, Deborah’s designs feature matching and overdyed wool threads and embroidery embellishments which enhance and define the clarity of her subject.
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