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I got lost in polyester knit a while back and haven’t surfaced since. I have been unable to resist fun polyester knits when I come across them second-hand: textured, stretchy, thick, bold and bright. You know, the fabric of your Grandma’s pantsuit from back-in-the-day. But I did not really know how I was going to use it. I was a little scared of it, being so thick and stretchy. I was looking for a fun and easy way mix and match my collection of polyesters.


This ball pattern, found online from Grand Revival, fit the bill perfectly. The balls were the type of sewing I enjoy most but don’t always do: straight-forward, not fussy, with a relatively quick turnaround and satisfying, consistent results.  I had just finished some very fussy projects of long-length (which I will share at another time) and this was just what I was craving. It’s the crafter’s equivalent of down time: putting your brain on auto pilot and reaping the results. I don’t need to tell you how fun it was to combine these fabrics!

These balls are the smallest size of the 3 sizes given with the pattern and they are about the size of a grapefruit and fit nicely in your hand.


2 Responses to “Balls”

  1. Linda says:

    They are soooo cute!!!

  2. Kat says:

    I’ve told you before, Marina, and I’ll tell you again. I love your balls.