We’re shaking things up on the Jolly Jabber! We are bringing life back to our old projects with Blog Remixes! Every other Thursday from today until November 15, we will be throwing it back to one of our tutorials with new fabrics, notions, tips and tricks to inspire you to make your next project. Whether you’ve seen this project before or it’s your first time, there’s a remix project for everyone. This week’s remix is the Pretty Pincushion we did with Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life back in 2016! This is a fast and fun project that is super functional!
And Sherri even made some Pretty Pincushions using her newest collection Walkabout by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics!
Here is what you’ll need to make this project:
- 10 1 1/2″ Squares (can get this from your scraps, Charm Pack, or Mini Charm Pack)
- 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Rectangle for the Top
- 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Rectangle for the Back
- 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Rectangle of Pellon Fusible Fleece
- Fat Quarter Shop Twill Ribbon
- Walnut Bird Litter for the inside (or stuffing of choice)
Sherri did a video tutorial on the Pretty Pincushion with Kimberly when she came to visit us in 2016! Grab your materials and follow along with us as we make this fun and handy project:
We even had some awesome quilty friends make their version of the Pretty Pincushions:
Quilty Staffer Bev made her first Pretty Pincushion (left) using Mama’s Cottage by April Rosenthal and her second Pretty Pincushion (right) using Woof Woof Meow by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda Fabrics.
Cynthia of Quilting is More Fun than Housework (@cynthiabrunzdesigns) made her Pretty Pincushions using leftovers from various precuts. She says “You can easily make a rainbow of pincushions when you make them assembly style!” We are loving the rainbow aesthetic of these gorgeous pincushions!
Jen of Smitten Chicken (@thesmittenchicken) made her Pretty Pincushion using Bonnie & Camille scraps from her stash. She’s allergic to walnuts so she stuffed her pin cushion with poly pellets. It worked great and gave a little extra weight to the pin cushion!
Kristin of Kristin Esser (@kristin_esser) made her Pretty Pincushions using Winter Tales and Serendipity by Minki Kim and Grandale by Keera Job Design Studio for Riley Blake Design.
Quilty Staffer Nancy made her first (top) Pretty Pincushion using Greenery by Maywood Studio Fabrics and her second (bottom) Pretty Pincushion using Metropolis by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics. She says “To fill the pincushions, I used Poly Pellets Weighted Stuffing Beads but first I stuffed each corner with a bit of polyester Fiberfill to help them keep their shape.”
Stephanie of Quilt n Party (@quiltnparty) made her Pretty Pincushion using Bake Sale 2 by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs. She used the Measure It Ribbon by Lori Holt to embellish her Pretty Pincushion!
Quilty Staffer Susan made her Pretty Pincushions using Well Said by Sandy Gervais for Moda Fabrics. She quilted coordinating fabric for the back of each pin cushion for uniformity and used Moda Tape for the embellishment!
Quilty Staffer Terri made her first Pretty Pincushion (left) using Harry & Alice by Amanda Herring for Penny Rose Fabrics and made her second Pretty Pincushion (right) using Bewitching by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics.
Share with #PrettyPincushion
This project is easy to make, scrap friendly and perfect for your own home or as a gift! Be sure to share your projects using #PrettyPincushion and tag us (@fatquarterhsop) so we can see and share your work!
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