Playing with Pom Poms

Posted by jackiewhite on Monday, November 19th, 2012

HI, I am Jackie from Jackie's Art Quilts, back with another fantastic tutorial on embellishments.   This one is a favourite of many - Pom Poms!

 

Riley Blake has an absolutely stunning assortment of them.  They actually have 'Baby, Mini, Regular and Jumbo Pom poms'.  How amazing is that?

What I am going to do, is tell you what you can use them on, and then give you a tutorial for making a cute bookmark edged with pom poms.

Pom poms are the perfect trim for so many things.  Whether it be on the bottom of a skirt, the edge of a purse or the border of a pillow.   Use it to add a splash of colour and a fun twist.   Here you can see that I used the Regular pom poms for a necklace and the Mini ones for the border of this art quilt.  


 

 

Have you ever considered wrapping 2 or 3 strands of different colours and types around each other and turn it into a crazy  bracelet?

 

My friend Brooke made me a cute little mug rug.  Due to my love of embellishments, I added a trim of jumbo pom poms!  Doesn't that just say fun?   Why not make a set of coasters with different coloured pom poms as a trim for each coaster?

 

Pom Pom Bookmark

 Supplies:

12 -2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares of Apple of My Eye fabric by The Quilted Fish

2" x 7" double sided fusible stiff interfacing

2 different coloured 2 1/2" lengths of pom pom trim ( I used the regular size)

Instructions:

Lay pom pom trim on top of each other alternating pom poms.  Stitch bands together.

 

Sew together the 2 1/2" squares, putting each one on an angle as you sew each one to the other creating a length of over 7".  Cut to 2" x 7" and press.  Repeat this step. 

 

Lay one piece of your fabric wrong side up on ironing board.  Place your 2 1/2" pom pom trim at the top of your fabric along the 2" length.   Pompoms are facing out and trim is on top of the fabric.   (the pom pom trim will stick out at each side)

Place interfacing down, followed by the 2" x 7" fabric, right sides up. Press together, then flip to other side and press again.

 

 

Quilt if desired.  Do a decorative stitch around edges and trim pom pom edge of bookmark.   They make the perfect gifts for anyone and the options are endless!   


Category: Accessories


Comments

  1. Love this idea....cute and quick gift project!
    by Snoodles
    November 19th, 2012 at 8:38 p.m.
  2. Pom Poms are so versatile on things & Washable. I have used them on Grandkids pillow cases for years & they love them.
    by Sue Gray
    November 20th, 2012 at 8:18 a.m.
  3. That is so cute, Jackie. That would be perfect for children's story books. Thanks for the tutorial.
    by Ro
    November 20th, 2012 at 1:13 p.m.
  4. Finally got some jumbo ricrac for one of your other tutorials and now I have to go back for pompoms!!! fun idea, though!
    by Lauren
    November 25th, 2012 at 10:01 a.m.


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