Celebrate spring with a flower pincushion that blooms all year round! Fabric: Bumble Berries collection by The Jungs for Moda Fabrics.

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Designer: Alison Gamm

Materials:

  • 2 -- 5-1/2" squares of green fabric
  • 1 -- 4" square of pink fabric (flower petals)
  • 1 -- 2" square of yellow fabric (flower center)
  • 1 --3-1/2" square of lightweight fusible web (flower petals)
  • 1 --1-1/2" square of lightweight fusible web (flower center)
  • Pencil
  • Polyester fiberfill

Finished pincushion: 5" square

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Prepare Flower Appliqué:

Click on "Download this Pattern" above for the flower pattern.

1. Lay 3-1/2" square fusible web, paper side up, over petal pattern. Use a pencil or pen to trace the petal pattern. Then, lay the 1-1/2" square fusible web, paper side up, over flower center pattern, tracing as before.

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2. Following manufacturer's instructions, press the fusible web petal shape onto 4" square pink fabric and the fusible web flower center shape onto 2" square yellow fabric.

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3. Let cool, then cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines.

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Appliqué the Pincushion:

1. Peel off the paper backing of flower petal and flower center shapes.

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2. Arrange flower petal and flower center shapes on one green 5-1/2" square. Fuse appliqués in place following the manufacturer's directions; let cool.

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3. Using a blanket-stitch on your machine sew around flower petal and flower center shapes with matching or contrasting thread (we used cream).

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Assemble the Pincushion:

1. Layer appliquéd square and remaining green print 5-1/2" square with right sides together; pin.

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2. Beginning in the middle of one edge, sew together pieces with a 1/4" seam. Pivot at each corner. Leave a 1-1/2" opening for turning along one edge.

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3. Turn right side out. Use the eraser end of a pencil to push out corners; press. Use a pencil to gently push small tufts of fiberfill through the 1-1/2" opening. Using a needle and thread to match fabric, hand-sew opening closed to complete heart pincushion.