R is for

Really sick of sewing on buttons.
Ok maybe not, but there was a lot of button sewing involved.  I made this for a gift last week, and now I want to start making one for myself.  Except I think I’ll put mine in a chunky white (or black?) frame.   I got the idea here.   This one measures 10 x 10 and is made to hang, or stand up on its own. 

41 Responses to R is for

  1. Leslye Leigh November 18, 2009 at 5:22 pm #

    That is so gorgeous! I love it!!! I see a button 'L' in my future!

  2. manuela November 18, 2009 at 5:32 pm #

    What a great idea. I could do an `M`.
    Manuela

  3. Amy November 18, 2009 at 5:51 pm #

    GREAT IDEA!
    I have tons of buttons that I inherited from my precious grandmother, this would be a great project to incorporate her buttons into!

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Keriann November 18, 2009 at 5:51 pm #

    Wow! Props to you! I could never have the patience to sew on that many buttons in one project!

  5. Katie B. November 18, 2009 at 6:06 pm #

    Ooh, that's so pretty!

  6. anne November 18, 2009 at 6:22 pm #

    Fun! Bookmarking this for a project to do when my button collection gets as out-of-control as my fabric collection!

  7. Lise November 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm #

    Oh, my gosh, this is beautiful! I have heaps of white buttons, more than I could ever use on clothing. You just gave me an idea for my nieces' Christmas gifts!

  8. Allie November 18, 2009 at 6:36 pm #

    Looks great!

  9. patsy November 18, 2009 at 6:37 pm #

    Oh I absolutely LOVE this!!
    thanks for sharing

  10. Robin November 18, 2009 at 6:38 pm #

    I'm an "R" you could send it my way. I love it!

  11. Tegan and Tage November 18, 2009 at 6:46 pm #

    That would make an awesome housewarming gift!

  12. Heather November 18, 2009 at 7:06 pm #

    That it lovely – I agree that is alot of sewing – would hot glue work?

  13. Me? A Mom? November 18, 2009 at 8:20 pm #

    Beautiful! I hate sewing buttons on. i'm thinking this would be a fine project for the ol' hot glue gun, no?

  14. West Michigan Quilter November 18, 2009 at 8:49 pm #

    I know how you feel. One year I had to sew 200 buttons onto a Christmas wallhanging. But your project is worth it. It is beautiful and something that can be seen and treasured all year round. I'm off to look at that tutorial and maybe make one myself. Yours is beautiful.

  15. Mountain Home Quilts November 18, 2009 at 8:58 pm #

    Yeah, I'd be sick of sewing on buttons too and I'd probably have taken the lazy way out and used a glue gun! :)

  16. Fiesta November 18, 2009 at 9:44 pm #

    Allison that is adorable.

  17. CJ November 18, 2009 at 9:46 pm #

    Ohhhh, I like!

  18. Jodie November 18, 2009 at 9:49 pm #

    LOVE this, too! I think I may try to make one myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Purple Quilter Queen November 18, 2009 at 10:23 pm #

    Great – another project I've got to add to my list! Thanks.alot. Just kidding! I really love it! I've got tons of buttons. Such a cute idea to add to my kid's room.

  20. lindsey November 18, 2009 at 10:43 pm #

    Oh my heck!! I love this so much!

    I love buttons so much that I had vintage button shaped candy on my wedding cake. I definitely need to make one of these pronto.

  21. paulette November 18, 2009 at 10:55 pm #

    I lOVE this idea!! What a lovely gift this is going to make!
    Paulette

  22. Linda November 18, 2009 at 11:07 pm #

    Oh, I love, love, love this idea! I can't wait to start putting my button collection to use!!!

  23. Maevy November 19, 2009 at 1:14 am #

    What a cool idea. I've been wanting to make something with my initial "S" to decorate my studio, and this could be just the thing. Off to look through my button jars…

  24. CitricSugar November 19, 2009 at 1:55 am #

    Breathtaking – I'm a girl with a thing for buttons and monochromatic colour schemes.

  25. Kim @ NewlyWoodwards November 19, 2009 at 4:40 am #

    This is so cool. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Barbieann November 19, 2009 at 5:05 am #

    I really love this. Sure would like to try this out some day.

  27. Jingle November 19, 2009 at 3:09 pm #

    THAT is gorgeous! I really love it!

  28. Rene' November 19, 2009 at 4:09 pm #

    Love it!! So gonna steal this idea!! Or as Robin said, I'm an R and you can send it my way!! Just kidding…I just received your blocks and scraps that you gave away…I shouldn't be so greedy ;-))

  29. Shannon November 19, 2009 at 4:32 pm #

    Love it!!

  30. Aimee November 19, 2009 at 5:48 pm #

    R is also for ridiculously cute! Love it!

  31. whatktmadenext November 19, 2009 at 9:47 pm #

    That is sooo cute!

  32. Mama Megs November 20, 2009 at 11:07 pm #

    So I totally made my mom and sister in law one for Christmas :) You have the best ideas!!

  33. amandacathleen November 21, 2009 at 12:08 am #

    so cute! What a great gift and use up buttons.

  34. Christina November 21, 2009 at 2:35 am #

    Sewing…pffft, i'd break out the glue gun!!! 😉 It's so cute!

  35. Megan November 21, 2009 at 4:24 pm #

    Whoa, that's a lot of buttons! It looks great!

  36. EarlyBirdCrafts November 22, 2009 at 5:30 pm #

    This would be really nice as a cover for a wedding scrapbook!

  37. amandajean November 23, 2009 at 3:58 pm #

    i LOVE this!!! i'm looking for ways to personalize my house. and i love the look of this…especially in a big chunky black frame. oh, i can just picture it now! thanks for the link. :)

  38. Little Bluebell (Adrianne) November 24, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    Tons of button sewing was totally worth it! This is amazing!!! :)

  39. Dresden November 24, 2009 at 11:59 pm #

    I LOVE this! My last name starts with an "R" so I might be copying your idea. It is breautiful!

  40. Lise January 2, 2010 at 1:25 am #

    Just wanted to let you know I made four of these for Christmas presents this year and LOVE how they came out. You can see them here (I linked back to your blog.)

  41. Hitch and Thread September 26, 2011 at 3:34 am #

    My friend made a button wall hanging and used a long thread and did a couple of loops through each button and only tied off when she ran out of thread. So much faster that knotting each one individually. Is this made the same way?

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