I have made a lovely Pinwheel pincushion out of my scraps. I am so pleased with it I thought you would like to make one too.
Finished Measurement: 10 inches x 6 inches finished
Materials you will need
Light fabric: Four 3.25 inch squares
A selection of four pink fabrics: One 3.25 inch square from each
Border fabric: Two 8.5 inch x 1.5 inch strip and Two 6.5 x 1.5 inch strips
Backing fabric: One 10.5 inch x 6.5 inch piece.
Batting and filling.
Step 1: Cut from Light fabrics - Four 3.25 inch x 3.25 inch squares.
Cut from each of Four pink Fabrics - one 3.25 inch x 3.25 inch squares.
Step 2: On the back side of the light fabric draw and pencil line from corner to corner. Place one square of the light fabric on top of each of the pink square with right sides together and stitch a line 1/4 inch on each side of the drawn line.
Step 3: Cut each square apart on the drawn pencil line to get two half square triangles pieced together to make one square. Press towards the light fabric.
Trim each square to 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches.
Step 4: Set out the half square triangle pieced blocks in the pinwheel arrangement.
Step 5: Then stitch each of the two squares together.
Step 6: Sew each of the sets together to get a pinwheel block. Twist the center intersection and press in the relevant directions.
Step 7: Sew your pinwheel blocks together.
I have placed the dark pink fabrics in the center.
Step 8: Add the two 1.5 x 8.5 inch border strips to the top and bottom edge. Press towards the border strips. Add the two 1.5 inch x 6.5 inch border strips to both sides of the pincushion top.
Step 9: Cut two batting squares 10.25 inches x 6.25 inches. Baste one of the batting squares to the pincushion top and quilt in the ditch.
Baste one of the batting pieces to the backing fabric and quilt, I have done a crosshatch design.
Step 10: Lay the two pieces together with right sides facing and stitch around the outside edges leaving approx a two inch gap.
Stuff your pincushion with your preferred filling and hand stitch the opening together to finish.
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