Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Anyone besides me need a new Pincushion?  I recently realized that I was using my couch arm as a pincushion!  I figured it was time to make a real pincushion so here's what I did.

I started with a 11" square piece of fabric.  Then I turned over all four edges 1/2" and gave it a good press.

I brought all four corners into the middle to form another square.

(I missed a photo :() the next thing I did was took a piece of fabric that was 4 7/8 square of fabric and inserted it and then brought the four corners to the center again.  The next step is to stitch the four corners down, hopefully you can see my top stitching!

Here's a picture of the fabric on the inside :).

If you are going to put the same color fabric on each triangle you'll need a 5" square.  Take a 5" square of fabric and cut it on the diagonal in both directions.

Here's the placement of your four triangles.

Yes, that's a lot of pins in a small area.  Fold over the edges of your triangles and pin them so that it makes it easier to top stitch them down.

All top stitched!
Time for backing!

Your backing should be at least 6" x 12", fold it in half and press it.

(My backing was a little larger than 6" x 12"), put right sides together and pin.

When sewing this together I used a 1/4" seam and left an opening to turn it right side out.

Once you have sewn 1/4" seam trim your extra fabric off and clip all four corners.

Here's the pincushion!  Next step is to fill it with crushed walnuts, sew the seam up and put a button on and you've got yourself a new pincushion!!

If you would like to see the video tutorial you can find it here:

Happy Quilting!!