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Supplies:

Heat n’ Bond® Fleece Fusible High Loft

quilters cotton 12″  x 6″ piece

linen 12″x 4″ piece

Velvet RicRac 1 1/3 yard

1/8″ velvet ribbon 1 yard

Disappearing Ink Fabric Marker

thread

stuffing of choice (there are sew many fun options)

ruler

doll needle

sewing machine

iron

1. Press Heat n’ Bond® Fleece, Fusible High Loft to quilters cotton and linen pieces and cut them to size:

2- 6″ x 6″ pieces of quilters cotton & fusible fleece

4- 2 ” x 6 ” pieces of linen

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2. Mark cut pieces for quilting.

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3. Using a nice weight thread (I used a 12 wt) quilt along marked lines.

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4. Trim Velvet Ribbons into 6″ strips and stitch in place around all four sides of top and bottom of cushion. Baste 1/8″ strips of velvet ribbon to side panels.

5. Assemble pin cushion. Sew 2 side pieces to opposite sides of cushion top with right sides facing using a 1/4 inch seam. Repeat with cushion bottom and remaining side pieces.  With right sides facing sew long raw edge of side pieces to oposite side of pin cushion, leave 2 inch opening on one side to turn. Stitch corners closed and turn cushion right side out.

 

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6.  Fill cushion,  I use a mix of fiber fill and crushed walnut shells  that way I have a soft cushion with a nice weight to it. Hand sew opening closed.

7. Tuft center of pincushion using thread and doll needle pulling thread tight run threw the pinchshion a few times for strength and tie a knot at the bottom.

 –Simply quilted makes the perfect gift. But I’m keepin’ this one! Happy Sewing, Jennifer Davey

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