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Petal Pincushion Stacks

These quick-to-make pincushions are cute enough to give individually or as a towering set of three.


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Designer: Roseann Meehan Kermes



• Scraps of assorted black-and-white prints

• Embroidery floss: black 

• Cotton or polyester fiberfill

• Long, sharp needle (such as a dollmaker’s needle)


Finished pincushions: 5-1/2"-, 4"-, and 1-1/2"-diameter


Quantities are for 100% cotton fabrics. 

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.


Cut Fabrics

Instructions are given to make one large pincushion. For medium or small size, refer to measurements and patterns in parentheses. Click on "Download this Project" above for pattern pieces.


From assorted black-and-white prints, cut:

• 2—7" squares (5" squares; 3" squares)

• 1 of Pattern D (E; F)