Simple Pin Cushion

ChristinaOctober 6, 2010

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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.

Comments (13)

  • Katy

    October 6, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Oh that’s so cute! It makes me want to talk in a high little voice. Eeeee!

  • sew+mad

    October 6, 2010 at 4:18 am

    oh! very nice , bright and modern . like it!!new twist to old x mas!! )

  • Anna

    October 6, 2010 at 4:25 am

    ooo, love it. now a christmas pincushion is just what I need. :) just rifling through my stuff and found the owl, using it tonight! :)

  • Megs

    October 6, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Cute! I need to get myself in gear and make one for PMQG too…and now I’ll probably need to make a Christmas one for me as well.

  • 2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel

    October 6, 2010 at 5:26 am

    omg! thats adorable! i hate you a little..:}

  • Rebecca Johnson

    October 6, 2010 at 9:05 am

    oh so so cute!! xx i havent made a pincushion yet…i def need to!! xx

  • Sandra

    October 6, 2010 at 9:43 am

    This really is super cute … oohhh I feel the need to make myself one.

  • Jackie

    October 6, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Very cute and it looks like a quick gift!

  • SisterDG

    October 6, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I swear, this blog always makes me want to blow off my To-Do list and sew little pieces of fabric together instead. That’s an adorable pin cushion!

  • Anita

    October 6, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I love it and I really love the love red/green/white stripe. Do you remember the manufacturer?

  • live a colorful life

    October 6, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    So cute. The pinked edge is the perfect finishing touch!

  • Stray Stitches

    October 7, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Cute little pincushion. I like the fact that you can close it by machine!

  • Rosângela Oliveira

    October 8, 2010 at 12:33 am

    Encontrei lindos trabalhos aqui…
    Parabéns!
    Venha me visitar também:
    http://www.cafecomretalhos.blogspot.com
    Beijos

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