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November 21, 2011

Design Team: Debi Tullier Week 10

Debi Tullier's  Baby Soft Ball 

The Christmas season is fast approaching! Today, we have our sewing queen Debi Tullier, show us how to whip up a sweet cuddly softball for the tiny people in your life. With the help of the eCraft, and pink by design stamps you will have enough time to make a little something for everyone! Here are the how-to:

Happy Holidays!
I can’t wait to share this with you! I am in love with what my eCraft cutting system can do! I give it some commands and it helps me make the most beautiful of gifts! I love this beautiful baby soft ball and with the eCraft, and Design by Pink Stamps I created a gift worth of any “ baby boutique.”

I first created the pattern for my ball. I used Sure-Cuts-A-Lot software for my design. I will share this with you on my blog. I was able to get three cuts on each 12 x 12 cloth sheet.

I played with the placement and finally decided to put the “football” shapes one on tope of the other for maximum size and space.

See how smooth the cut!
Now for my secret formula…LOL!


  • pressure 3.5
  • cap on
  • used vegetable cutting sheet stabilizer
  • blade cap on
  • I also checked my blade cap for lint or debris as well.
  • I used no tabs
I base my cut out success with a simply guideline. I use quilting weight woven fabric and starch it and iron it twice. I then cut Reynolds's freezer paper in 12 x 12 squares and iron these on one side of the fabric. I then use painter’s tape to hold this to a plastic veggie chopping sheet. I also always cut a dummy sheet first just to see my placement. I have less waste this way.

The stitching is very easy. I sew two pieces together then I fit one inside of the other and sew them together. I left a small hole in one of the side seams for stuffing. I used a hand stitch to close this after the stuffing is complete. I just stuff it to my personal choice.

I used poly fiber fill or batting for this application. You can buy it in the sewing section of most major chain stores. I used a stick to help push the fibers into the ball.

See how nicely it is shaping up!

For my gift tag, I decided to use my Pink by Design stamp. This Cardinal is so sweet. I stamped her on a piece cardstock and used my Prismacolor pencils to highlight this beautiful design.

I used metallic thread to stitch the cardstock to a green felt tag. and used some ribbon to adore my new gift!

Here it is without all of the trimmings it is pretty and not tiny either it measures about eight inches.

By the way I am not finished with my gifting ideas yet! Join me next week for another great gift idea! Thank you to Design by Pink for the beautiful stamps used in my projects! I love the way we work together!

 Beautiful job Debi! To see more of Debi's tips and tricks visit her official blog here:

Are you sewing some gifts this season? link us up and don't forget to drop a comment for the wonderful Debi!


  1. Oh Debi your ornament is fabulous. I love it.

  2. I love these. I made large ones with ribbons and a rattle inside for a baby gift. So fun!

  3. super cute project


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