February 21, 2010

Scissor Mattress and Pin Pillow

You have probably seen this cute project on my web site by now.  Let me tell you a little about it.  This adorable mattress by Impie, Hattie and Bea is fiber-filled and has a layer of shells on the bottom for stability.  There is a small pillow attached that actually looks like a pillow with a pillowcase.  Use this for your pins.  The pattern I designed creates the coverlet that you attach on three sides.  Leave the top open for the scissors.  I purchased little mini tassels for the corners but you could add beads or even trim to the four corners.  There is also a pattern included for the scissor fob.  Mary Kathryn at IH&B made a lot of these scissor mattresses but it isn't an unlimited supply. . . . .just so you know!
"Needle and Thread" by Little House Needleworks
"Needle and Thread,
Needle and Thread.
When starlight fades,
I lay them to bed". 
Copyright 2010 by Diane Williams


  1. Anonymous3:00 PM

    A lovely design & clever finishing!

  2. I knew I was going to want this design as soon as I heard about it!!! Another winner Diane!!! You and IHB make a great combination! Thanks for sharing your combined talents with us!

    Carol B.

  3. Oh I can't wait. This looks like a real companion piece.

    Thanks for an other great project


  4. C'est magnifique!!!! Une fois de plus..... Merci pour toutes ces merveilles.

  5. Anonymous10:48 AM

    I just had to have it! Couldn't pass it up... Stitching time is in order. ;-)

  6. Another must have! Thank you so much. I can't wait to add this one to the collection! :)

  7. I have the Needle and Thread design halfway completed and I have to say I have had great enjoyment while stitching this piece! Thank you Diane!

  8. Thank you for the post. You can check


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