This cute pincushion uses a curved English paper-piecing technique to create this ring design, which is then appliquéd onto a background, hand quilted, then pieced with edging and a backing before being stuffed to complete.
This printed pattern comes with pre-cut paper templates as well as a template sheet to photocopy for future use.
In these easy-to-follow instructions, I show you how to glue-baste your shapes using the paper templates included, before sewing them together using a 'flat whip stitch'. I then explain how to appliqué your flower onto the background before adding some decorative hand quilting.
Skill level: Experienced hand-piecer
You will need; • Two 1.5" x WOF (width of fabric 42") of co-ordinating fabrics • Two 6.5" squares of background fabric • One 6.5" square of wadding • Temporary glue pen - which you can purchase here • 6" square of tracing paper • Thread for piecing - I use a 50wt cotton, and thread for quilting - I use an embroidery floss in a contrasting colour • Gentle fabric starch
• Basic sewing kit including pins and needles, sharp scissors, and a sewing machine • Filling - I have used Crushed Walnut Shells which give extra weight to the pincushion as well as acting as an abrasive to keep your pins nice and sharp. You can purchase 200g bags here (this pincushion takes one and a half 200g bags). Alternatively, you could use toy stuffing or a mixture of toy stuffing and wire wool to keep your pins sharp.
This product is for the printed version, if you would prefer a PDF for instant download, click here. This pattern is not intended for commercial use, please do not distribute without permission.