Simple Pin Cushion

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I thought it’d be fun to send along a matching pin cushion for my partner to use during the holidays.  It’s always nice to add a little more festive to the sewing room, don’t you think?  I sewed together some scrap pieces and trimmed it down to 3-1/2” x 6-1/2”  and backed it with batting and edge stitched on either side of the seams.  Then I cut a scrap for the backing and stitched it all together on the top side, leaving a small opening to stuff it.  I stuffed it, finished sewing it together and used pinking shears on the edge.  Easy.  Now to make one for the next Portland Modern Quilt Guild meeting…

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UPDATE:  I use poly-fill when stuffing it.  And I don’t stuff it too full, because I do want to be able to sew it closed on the sewing machine.  I just like to use the batting on the top when I quilt it to give it a more “quilted” feel.

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