Just like a four-leaf clover, this pincushion is lucky to have! It holds pins in place for any project under the rainbow. Fabric is from the Just a Speck by Jen Kingwell for Moda Fabrics.

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Shamrock Pincushion
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Designer: Alison Gamm

Materials:

  • 2 -- 5-1/2" squares of green print fabric
  • 1 -- 4" square of green crafts felt
  • 1 -- 4" square lightweight fusible web
  • Pencil
  • Polyester fiberfill

Finished pincushion: 5" square

Prepare Shamrock Appliqué:

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

1. Lay fusible web, paper side up, over shamrock pattern. Use a pencil or pen to trace the shamrock pattern.

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2. Following manufacturer's instructions, press the fusible web shamrock shape onto 4" square green crafts felt.

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3. Let cool, then cut out fabric shape on drawn line.

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Appliqué the Pincushion:

1. Peel off the paper backing of shamrock shape.

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2. Arrange shamrock shape on one green print 5-1/2" square. Fuse shamrock appliqué in place following the manufacturer's directions; let cool.

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3. Using a blanket-stitch on your machine sew around shamrock shape with matching or contrasting thread (we used green).

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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.

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 shamrock pincushion.

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