Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hey Little Miss Muffet, I made my own tuffet!

I thought I'd share some information and pictures from a project that I completed this week in a class.  The Pattern is The Tuffet by Myra Mitchell.

I think my tuffet turned out well.  The colors/fabrics that I selected are very me.  Creating the top wasn't very difficult or time consuming, but it would have been easier if I had previously done foundation piecing (you sew the visible fabric on to muslin).  No fancy sewing machine needed.  You just need a straight stitch.

I was fortunate to take the class from the pattern's creator, Myra Mitchell, along with Linda French at Quiltworks NW in Bellevue, WA.  The pattern isn't sold online, but you can contact Myra via email or call her at (425) 392-5798 to purchase (or you can contact QuiltWorks NW if you prefer).  If you are in the area, I'd keep my eyes peeled for their next scheduled class session.  The ladies explained that you can scale the pattern up or down, and Myra even has a version of the pattern if you want to make a square tuffet (also 18" x 18").

If anybody falls in love with my fabric selections, here is the list of the collections used:

Tula Pink's The Birds and the Bees (everything but the following)
Dear Stella's Piper (the purple zig zags)
Gail Kessler's Dimples (the dark teal fabric)
Michael Miller's Ta Dot and Dumb Dot (the two polka dots)

I purchased all of the fabrics except the Dumb Dot at Pacific Fabrics.

Now I just need to plan out my fabric for my 2nd one!


  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!! I think I may have tuffet envy!?!

  2. This is there a pattern available?

    1. Hi Melanie! Sorry for the delay in responding. Yes, there sure is. You can purchase it directly from the pattern designer, Myra Mitchell, by emailing her or calling ( or (425) 392-5798). You could also purchase it from QuiltWorks NW at (877) 295-7222.

  3. I just discovered Quiltworks NW today! Seriously! I had a dr. appt in Bellevue this morning, and needed a fat quarter to go with some fabric I ordered on Spoonflower. I'd heard of the store, but never had been. I went today (tricky to find!)

    As I was scrolling through your blog here, I saw the picture and knew where I'd seen tuffets like that and it was at the fabric shop today. They have a display near the front of the store.

    I did get the fabric I sought and was mightily tempted by lots others, but restrained... for today anyway. I love the display with all the polka dot fabrics and the children's flannels were amazing.

    Someday I'll go back and test out Berninas. I've never sewn on one and would love to see what it is like to "drive a Rolls Royce", LOL.

  4. Thanks for sharing your beautiful tuffet with us, and for information about how/where to get the pattern. Being in Florida, I'm way too far away to visit the shop or take Myra's class, but I contacted her and will be getting the pattern. I really appreciate the blogosphere for the immediacy of sharing like this. Thank you!

    1. You are quite welcome. That is wonderful that you were able to connect with Myra, and I hope you enjoy making your tuffet. :)