Tuesday! One of my super favorite days of the week! Not only is it simple project day but Tuesdays are just fun days!
What’s your favorite day of the week?
Lately the projects Kate Michelle Designs has been doing for TSPD have been practical. Like an ironing board or a dog duvet cover for my pup or an eye mask for my road trip (which was such a lifesaver). This week is no exception…
I have been in need of a pincushion so I mustered up a little tutorial on using some scraps I already had to create a cute little pin cushion.
1. First off find some nice scraps.
You can either keep it simple by using a charm square or do a little piecing to make your pincushion a tad bit fancier.
What I chose to do was use some leftover “outcast” blocks from a previous project. They are simple but fancier than a charm would be.
2. Get two squares that match in size (the size can be whatever you desire for the pincushion…mine is about 5-6 inches)
3. Cut two pieces of batting to match the squares
4. Next pin the batting to the wrong side of each fabric
5. Quilt each piece as desired. I did some straight line quilting with a twist…I like the results
**SIDE NOTE*** I absolutely enjoyed quilting these smaller pieces…definitely think a rag quilt is in my future….
6. Next put the two newly quilted pieces right sides together and pin throughout to keep it in place. Also leave a gap about two inches in the middle of one of the sides. Put two pins at both ends of the two inches to mark it.
7. Sew 1/4″ seam around all sides leaving two inches open
8. Flip it inside out like a sock (gently) Use the eraser of a pencil to make sure all of the corners are pointed out all the way.
9. Stuff and hand-sew the 2″ gap shut
OPTIONAL: If you would like to add more flare you can sew a button to the middle. This will definitely be a cute addition!!!
- Katie Fleming