Free Project Download: Bird on a Vine Birdkeep

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Please enjoy this whimsical pinkeep pattern from Sweet & Simple Wool Appliqué. I really enjoyed making this small pinkeep. The wool berries, leaves, and vines were especially fun to appliqué. I used toothpick-turn appliqué for the bird and wing. I learned this great appliqué method from my late friend, Laurene Sinema. It uses a round toothpick rather than a needle to turn under the seam allowance. Before you start appliquéing, moisten the toothpick by placing it between your lips. That bit of moisture gives the wooden toothpick a little extra roughness, which makes it easier to turn the fabric under as you stitch. Give it a try. I think you will like it!