Sign Up to Receive Exclusive Email Offers:

Charming Pincushions

Welcome to the second meeting of the Pincushion-of-the-Month Club. I thought I’d kick off quilt week of National Craft Month by sharing a couple of simple pincushions that we made from those cute little fabric squares that you find in quilters’ charm packs (pre-cut 5" fabric squares). Charm squares are the perfect size for these projects—no waste!

So gather up your supplies, and let’s get started. For each pincushion, you’ll need:

  • a couple of color-coordinated charm pack squares
  • paper for pattern if you’re making the Round Cushion
  • a needle (I used a really big one, 3.5", ’cause it was easy)
  • embroidery floss
  • buttons
  • sewing machine & thread

Round Flower Pincushion

1. Draw a 4.5" dia. circle pattern on paper. Use pattern to cut two circles from charm squares.

2. With right sides together, sew circles together, leaving an opening for stuffing. Turn, stuff, and sew opening closed.

3. Starting in the middle of the cushion, use 6 strands of floss to create the flower petals, pulling firmly.

4. Sew button in middle of cushion.

Square Flower Cushion

1. With right sides together, sew two charm squares together, leaving an opening for stuffing. Turn, stuff, and sew opening closed.

2. Starting in the middle of the cushion, use 6 strands of floss to create the flower petals, pulling firmly.

3. Sew button in middle of cushion.

If you like charm packs, you might like this new quilt book from Barbara Groves & Mary Jacobson of Me & My Sister Designs—3 Times the Charm! It features 7 quick and easy designs each stitched 3 times using a different charm pack for each quilt—to create 21 unique looks. How cool would it be to be able to sew dozens of colorful fabrics into one quilt top—in a single day? You can—with charm packs and this book!

Leave a Reply

Please wait...

Copyright: © 2019 Leisure Arts. All Rights Reserved.