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Trim the Tree with our Pinwheel Pincushion Ornaments

To get everyone in the Christmas spirit we have come out with the Pinwheel Pincushion Ornament! This adorable Christmas ornament is based on Pinwheel Pincushion YouTube video we made with the girls of Just Another Button Company. Check out the original video here

We also have a YouTube video that gives you some pro tips on attaching buttons to projects! Check it out ..

What you need to make an ornament:

Okay, let’s get started!

Pick four light print mini charm squares and four dark mini charm squares for the front of the ornament. Fold the dark print mini charms to form a pinwheel shape. Pin on the coordinating light print mini charm square to create a pinwheel unit. Using a 1/4” seam, sew the four pinwheel units together to create the front of the ornament. Press.
Using a 1/4” seam, sew four mini charm squares together to create the back of the ornament. Press.
Cut 6” length of ribbon for the ornament loop. Fold in half and pin to the top of the ornament front.
With right sides facing, layer the ornament front and ornament back. Sew 1/4” away from the edge, leaving a small opening at the bottom of the ornament. Clip the corners.
Turn the ornament right sides out and fill with stuffing. Hand stitch the opening closed.
Attach the button to the front of the ornament.

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Be sure to share your projects using #PinwheelPincushion and tag us (@fatquartershop) so we can see and share your work!

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  1. I was wondering if there is a hint for this month’s sampler. Frankly, if it is Christmas, I will pass on this one.

  2. These are really cute! Thank you for the pattern. Maybe not this year, but next year, I’ll make some. If you left out the batting and made them flatter, they’d be nice ornaments.

  3. I love this so much. Thank you so much FQS for sharing this adorable pattern and ornament idea. ❤️