r wrote: The top seems to be a large five-sided piece where each side is twice the length of the side pentagons.
The side pentagons have two rows, then I'm guessing the bottom is much like the top.
It needs to be something that will take pokes really well!
Now, do I have fabric that will be nice for this?
I typed into goo__e "printable 1 inch pentagon" and I got a bunch of options pop up. Unfortunately Pin____st has taken over and it is not friendly with my computer, so I figure you should look at the options and see which one you think you can print.
r ranson wrote:Is there a way to print a page of pentagon with 1 inch sides so I don't have to draw them out by hand? An easy way for technical challenged people like me?
Yes, that does look promising. From my experience, things don't always print to size on the first time, but by either magnifying or shrinking by a trial and error percentage, it's usually possible to get close. How particular do you intend to be? If it's a fraction over/under an inch will the pattern simply make a larger/smaller pincushion, or will parts not fit?
r ranson wrote:this is looking promising.
In the signatures of both r ranson above, and Joylynn Hardesty below are live links which say, "how permies works". There is lots of good information there including on how to post pictures. Feel free to add that link to your own signature, so you can always find it easily.
r ranson wrote:worlds worst tomato pincushion... nearly.
Carla Burke wrote:From The Northwest Connection:
Since tomatoes were only available in certain seasons and didn’t stay fresh forever, the good-luck symbol was frequently fashioned from fabric instead–stuffed with sand or sawdust and made to look like the real thing with embellishments such as leaves and veins, often with a strawberry attached which was filled with emery powder, an abrasive to clean and sharpen the pins.
Wikipedia; Homecooking.about.com; threadsmagazine.com"
r ranson wrote:Let's talk Pin Cushions!
Which got me thinking, what do I need from a pincushion?