YOU WILL NEED
■ Fabric scraps
■ Backing fabric: 5in square
■ Batting: 6in square
ZMedium weight fusible interfacing: 4½in square
■ Ribbon: 2½in length
FINISHED SIZE ■ 4½in square
■ Seam allowances are ¼in throughout, unless otherwise noted.
■ Press seams open, unless otherwise instructed.
■ RST = right sides together.
■ WST = wrong sides together.
■ Fabric used were supplied by Sew Hot (sewhot.co.uk).
Various from stash and Sew Hot, including:
■ Country Ducks (Aqua), Country Girls by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs (back of needle-book).
■ Adventure in Springs Hello Bear Collection by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics (needle-book binding and tab).
■ Steel by Essex Yarn Dyed for Robert Kaufman (backing fabric for pouch).
■ Gingham Pink, Sew Cherry 2 by Lori Holt for Riley Blake (lining fabric for pouch).
■ Chain Link (Aqua), Grafic by Latifah Saafir Studios for Me+You (lining fabric for needle-book).
From your fabric scraps cut:
■ Nine (9) 1½in squares
■ Two (2) 1¼in x 3½in
■ Two (2) 1¼in x 5in
PIECING THE PINCUSHION
Sew your 1½in squares into three rows of three. Press the seams for the middle row the opposite way to the seams for the top and bottom row.#
Sew the three rows together and press. The nesting seams should mean your patchwork square is nice and flat (Fig A).
Sew the 1¼in x 3½in rectangles to either side of your nine-patch. Then sew the
1¼in x 5in rectangles to the top and bottom. Press all seams away from the centre.
Baste your nine-patch to the batting square and quilt as desired. Trim away the excess batting.
Fold the ribbon in half and line up the raw edges with the right-hand edge of
WE’VE GONE FOR MONOCHROME SHADES BUT YOU CAN CHOOSE ANY COLOUR SCHEME YOU FANCY
the quilted square, approximately 1in down from the top. Baste in place about 1/8in from the edge (Fig B).
Following the manufacturer’s instructions, fuse the interfacing to the reverse of the backing fabric square.
Place the patchwork square and the backing square RST and stitch all the way around leaving a 2in gap on the bottom edge unstitched (Fig C).
Turn the pincushion right side out through the gap. Fill with the stuffing, making sure that you stuff the corners well. Hand stitch the remaining opening closed to finish (Fig D).
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