Simplicity in quilting and everyday utility make this Pillbox the perfect project to try your hand at quilting. With a few simple seams and a little stuffing, you will be moving your pins into their new home before you know it.
Today, my favorite people at Riley Blake and Accuquilt have provided supplies for one lucky winner to make your own pincushion!
For your chance to WIN an Accuquilt GO! Tumbler 3-1/2″ die and a Riley Blake Medium Dot on Cream Fat Quarter Bundle, leave a comment on this post by September 15th at midnight PST. The winner will be announced here on the Crafts ‘n things blog on Monday, September 16th.
- Riley Blake Serenata Cotton Fabric, scraps
- Riley Blake Buttons, 1-1/2″, two
- Cotton batting, 1/4 yd.
- Fiberfill stuffing
- AccuQuilt GO! Die Tumbler, 3-1/2″ (55015)
- AccuQuilt GO! or GO! Baby Fabric Cutter
- Doll needle
scissors, sewing machine, pins, hand sewing needle, iron and pressing surface
1 Cut two tumbler pieces each of three prints using Accuquilt GO! or GO! Baby Fabric Cutter and GO! Tumbler 3-1/2” die. Cut two 4-3/4″ circles from coordinating print.
2 With right sides together, sew two tumblers together along long side with 1/4″ seam. Continue in same manner, alternating prints until all pieces are connected. Press seams to one side.
3 Pin tumbler strip and circles to batting and cut to fit. Machine quilt fabric to batting in desired design.
4 With right sides together, sew ends of tumbler strip together to create ring.
5 Fold ring in half evenly and place pins in either side. Fold matching pin mark ends with pins. Find quarter marks on circles by folding circle in half and marking in same manner. Repeat to find other set.
6 Matching quarter marks of circle and tumbler ring with right sides together; pin in place and machine-sew using 1/4″ seam allowance. Attach bottom circle in same manner, leaving 2″ opening to turn.
7 Turn right side out. Fill cushion with fiberfill until firm.
8 Slipstitch opening closed.
9 Position button on center of circle. Sew through center of cushion using doll needle, adding bottom button on opposite side. Sew back and forth, pulling to make buttons push into cushion; secure.
For a little additional fun, create a pocket on alternating tumbler pieces by cutting three tumblers from one fabric. Create pocket by trimming 3/4″ from wide end of tumbler. Sew along cut edge with right sides together. Turn fabric right side out and press edge. Pin pocket front in position on matching tumbler piece and sew together into tumbler strip as directed. Add as many or as few pockets as you would like.
Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post by September 15th at midnight PST for a chance to win an Accuquilt GO! Tumbler 3-1/2″ die and a Riley Blake Medium Dot on Cream Fat Quarter Bundle.
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by Jennifer Davey (www.bestillmycraftingheart.blogspot.com)