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Friends of a Feather

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Author Indygo Junction Inc
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Whimsical birds with clips or thread can be used as package toppers or unique holiday ornaments. With his bendable wire legs, the larger bird can strike a pose and lounge on a shelf or your work station. Make one to perch on top of this cute pincushion for your favorite quilter or sewing enthusiast. Sizes: Large bird (with legs) 6 ½” L x 2” W x 4” H. Small bird: 5 ½” L x 1 ½”W x 2” H. Pincushion: 3 ½”W x 2” H.


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Large or Small Birds
3” to 5” squares of assorted cotton
fabrics OR two to three fat quarters (18”
x 22”) - will make several birds
Two small black beads for eyes approx.
1/8” diameter
3” X 5” of no-sew paper backed or
regular fusible web
Small amount of polyester stuffing
Matching thread
Addition materials also needed for
the following birds:
Large bird with legs:
18” of 22 gauge brown floral cloth stem
wire or any 22 gauge wire for bird legs
(this is enough wire for one bird)
Small or large hanging bird:
# 5 Perle Cotton thread for hanging
Small bird on clothes pin:
2” long craft clothes pins
Glue gun with high melt glue sticks
12” x 12” of cotton fabric OR one fat
quarter for upper pincushion
12” x 12” of cotton fabric OR one
fat quarter in a contrasting fabric for
lower pincushion
12” of coordinating single fold ½”
wide bias tape
Heavy duty thread
Two 3/4” diameter buttons for top and
bottom of pincushion
2-3 oz. of plastic pellets for weighting
Small amount of polyester stuffing
long doll maker’s needle for sewing on
pincushion buttons or bird eyes
needle nose pliers and wire cutters for
making bird legs
Point turner or small crochet hook

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