PIN­CUSH­ION

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - ANYTHING GOES -

YOU WILL NEED

■ Fab­ric scraps

■ Back­ing fab­ric: 5in square

■ Bat­ting: 6in square

ZMedium weight fusi­ble in­ter­fac­ing: 4½in square

■ Rib­bon: 2½in length

■ Stuff­ing

FIN­ISHED SIZE ■ 4½in square

NOTES

■ 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).

FAB­RICS USED

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).

CUT­TING OUT

1

From your fab­ric scraps cut:

■ Nine (9) 1½in squares

■ Two (2) 1¼in x 3½in

■ Two (2) 1¼in x 5in

PIECING THE PIN­CUSH­ION

2

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.#

3

Sew the three rows to­gether and press. The nest­ing seams should mean your patch­work square is nice and flat (Fig A).

4

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.

5

Baste your nine-patch to the bat­ting square and quilt as de­sired. Trim away the ex­cess bat­ting.

6

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).

7

Fol­low­ing the man­u­fac­turer’s in­struc­tions, fuse the in­ter­fac­ing to the re­verse of the back­ing fab­ric square.

8

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).

9

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).

Show off your favourite fab­rics with fussy cuts.

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