This is a very simple, quick project that can easily be completed in under a half hour if you're an experienced sewist. The most time-consuming part was choosing fabrics! I decided to use part of a Kona solids mini charm pack (2.5" squares) and a coordinating scrap lovingly left over from my Mini Meadow Quilt. Sunset colors are my thing. Plus, I had a really cute burlap ruler ribbon from the $1 bin at Target, thanks to alerts all over Instagram sometime last year. The Fat Quarter Shop used this adorable ribbon for their pin cushion!
I backed the pincushion in a scrap of Anna Maria Horner flannel, left over from my Epic AMH Medallion. Kimberly and Sherri suggested using a heavier fabric for the back, and I can totally see why - it gives the pincushion so much more stability and weight. Also, a quick shout out to my friend Laura B. (@drlbennett) who supplied me with several cups of walnut bird litter for the inside of this pincushion and several in the future. Thanks, Laura!
All my pincushions! The middle two were made by my talented friend Shannon @shannonatsilverforge.
My favorite part of this tutorial was learning a great seam allowance trick at the very end, before you are ready to turn your pincushion right side out. I had never heard of it before, and Sherri's advice worked splendidly! Thanks to the Fat Quarter Shop for a fast, fun, and helpful project.
Here's the video tutorial, and check on below for the rest of the pincushion sewists!
Kitty from Night Quilter
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Nicole from Modern Handcraft
Jessica from Quilty Habit
Jessee from Art School Dropout
Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset
Michele from Island Life Quilts
Angie from Gnome Angel
Sinta from Pink Pin Cushion
Melissa from Happy Quilting