Pin­cush­ion & Nee­dle Book

Use your leftover pieces to cre­ate a sewing set that would be a per­fect gift for a quilt­ing friend.

Quilter's World - - Contents -

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Scrap or­ange tonal • As­sorted tan and light green

tonal scraps • 1 fat eighth cream tonal • 3"x 6" rec­tan­gle cream felt • 2(5" x 9") rec­tan­gles low-loft

bat­ting • Thread to match fabrics • Brown size 12 or 16 pearl cot­ton • Scrap fusible web • Fiber­fill stuff­ing • 1/2 yard 1/4"-wide cream rib­bon • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

CUT­TING

From or­ange tonal: • Cut leaf pieces as per pat­terns. From tan & light green tonal scraps: • Cut a to­tal of 16 (21/2") A squares. • Cut 2 (3" x 41/2") B rec­tan­gles from light

green tonal. From cream tonal: • Cut 1 (41/2" x 21") strip. Sub­cut into 2 (41/2" x 81/2")

C rec­tan­gles.

COM­PLET­ING THE PIN­CUSH­ION

1. Se­lect, ar­range and join eight A squares in two rows of four squares each to com­plete the 41/2" x 81/2" pin­cush­ion front as shown in Fig­ure 1.

Place the pin­cush­ion front right side up on one 5"x 9" bat­ting rec­tan­gle. Quilt as de­sired and trim lay­ers even with pin­cush­ion front. 3. Pre­pare and fuse the large leaf on the pin­cush­ion front re­fer­ring to the Place­ment Di­a­gram. 4. Ma­chine blan­ket-stitch in place us­ing thread to match fab­ric. 5. Us­ing brown pearl cot­ton, hand-stitch vein lines as marked on pat­tern. 6. Pin the pin­cush­ion front right sides to­gether with a C rec­tan­gle; stitch all around, leav­ing a 3" open­ing on one side. 7. Trim cor­ners and turn right side out. Press edges flat. 8. Insert fiber­fill in­side through the open­ing to medium full­ness.

9. Turn open­ing edges to the in­side and hand-stitch open­ing closed to com­plete the pin­cush­ion.

COM­PLET­ING THE NEE­DLE BOOK

1. Fol­low Com­plet­ing the Pin­cush­ion in­struc­tions steps 1–5 us­ing the small leaf shape to make the nee­dle book top. 2. Press and sew a dou­ble 1/4" hem on one long side of each B rec­tan­gle. 3. With right sides fac­ing up, baste the raw edges of a hemmed B rec­tan­gle on each end of the re­main­ing C rec­tan­gle as shown in Fig­ure 2.

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