Friday, November 30, 2012

Maggie Bonanomi's Pinch Purse

 
 With my crazy schedule where I try to fit in teaching in highschool, running and going to the gym,  enjoying family time,  cooking,  gardening, stitching, quilting and  reading, I am always on the lookout, in the quilting books I buy, for little items that can be made quite quickly... because nothing  can replace a sweet handmade token of friendship.



Blue/grey bottom for the red pinch purse.

In Maggie's latest book, I immediately fell in love with the pinch purse. What a cute sewing accessory! It is the perfect tiny gift and this little three-sided pinch purse is great to tuck in a thimble, a few needles and a bit of thread when you are on the go.

The technique to make this pinch purse is the same as the one I learned in class with Maggie last April in Nantes when I made the pea-pod.






Red bottom for the blue pinch purse.



I made two of these last week and it won't be long before I make another one for me ;-)



Until later,

28 comments:

  1. I just love your pinch purse, David! It looks so easy to make too.

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  2. Those are great! Love them. And these will make nice gifts :)

    I am getting ready to start Maggie's 'Tavern House' wool bed cover. I'm excited about it :)

    Smiles,
    Sue

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    1. I am also getting ready to start Tavern House ;-)

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  3. They are gorgeous David, what a lovely post and I hope the recipients adore your special gift.

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  4. Oh wow beautiful. I haven't seen a pinch purse in years! Great memory for me as my aunt always pulled out to buy me a piece of candy at the neighborhood store. Thanks!
    Kathie

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    1. Never thought I would bring back memories with this post but SO happy it has ;-)

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  5. A friend gave me one earlier in the year. Yours are looking wonderful.

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    1. Aren't they cute little accessories? And they are fun to make

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  6. Vraiment super sympa et toujours dans un esprit bien country !

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    1. Tu as raison Losri! C'est vraiment country! J'adore tout ce que fait Maggie.
      Je suis en train de faire le "19th Century-inspired Wool hearth Rug" du livre Buttonwood Farm et ensuite je me lance dans le Bloc Du Mois "Tavern House" qui va débuter en février ;-)

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  7. They are gorgeous David your pinch purse,I saw them ones with a embroidery, that's is very nice too!

    Have an great weekend, Evelyne

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    1. Thank you Evelyne. There are many ways to personalize these pinch-purses : embroidery, appliqués... So fun to make ;-)
      have a great weekend too.

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  8. Love your pinch purses, they take me back to my childhood, had one as a child, a horrible green, shiny, plastic one :-)! Now these... are just so sweet!

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    1. Don't like plastic either! Wool, velvet, linen and cotton are all perfect for this new version of oldies ;-)

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  9. Excellent ! j'adore tes petits écrins pour ranger les dés... je suis complètement fan.
    Bisxxx et doux week-end.

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  10. La création de Maggie est vraiment originale. Bon week-end à toi aussi ;-)

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  11. It's a adorable, David, well done.

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    1. Thank you Giovanna ;-) Happy holiday season :-) I miss the London classes...

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  12. Thanks for sharing your finished purse with us. Even though I have her book, it's always inspiring to see another interpretation...very nicely done!

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  13. J'ai réalisé un thimblecase lorsque je prenais des cours de patch il y a qq années. Je pense qu'il doit s'agir du même ouvrage en un peu plus grand, non ? C'est une excellente idée en tout cas et avec des lainages... j'adore ! Je note l'idée, merci David

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  14. Lovely. Haven´t heard of Maggie, before but now I have to get this book. Thanks for showing.

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    1. The style of Maggy's creation is primitive. I'm sure you will lik ewhat she does.

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  15. Un adorable petit écrin "so country".
    Bon & Doux week-end avec ta petite famille David.

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    1. Merci beaucoup... un weekend avec mes filles et mon épouse. Ramassage de feuilles au jardin, une tarte de légumes à midi, une tarte à la rhubarbe cet après-midi avec un bon thé de Noël et maintenant un peu de broderie au ruban... le bonheur ;-) Un très beau weekend à toi aussi.

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  16. Your pinch purse is so cute !
    J'adore ! Merci pour la source, je vais commander ce livre.

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