Wednesday, March 4, 2015


We are having our first swap at the Nebo Modern Quilt Guild in March.  (I am so excited)

We are going to swap pincushions :)

I made a pincushion for a swap at Quilt Bliss last year and I really liked how it turned out, 
so I wanted to do the same kind.

(I stole this picture of the pincushion I made from Melissa over at My Fabric Relish
 She was the quilter who ended up with it :))

I started out with 1" squares, and they were just TOO big!  Who needs a 6" pincushion??

I shrunk them down to 1/2" squares, and that was just right!

I went a little taller with the sides, at 2-1/4" tall.

The bottom needed to be yellow ;)

I stuffed this baby with crushed walnut shells.

And, of course, I needed to add a label for good measure.

I think I may have to fight to take this one home with me :)

Measurements:  Finished top 3".  Height 2-1/4"

THIS is a GREAT tutorial for this pincushion by Heather Bailey. HERE

To make different sizes, here is the basic math rule.  Take the finished top size.  So, for a 3" finished top (3-1/2" unfinished) you take the measurements all the way around.  3+3+3+3= 12.  Add a half inch for the seam allowance.  (I use 1/4" seams, so a half inch.)  12-1/2" will be the length for the side band.  The width of the side band can be as wide as you want.  I recommend you cut the width at least 1.5" wide.  For this pincushion I cut the band 2-3/4" by 12-1/2".

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