Go strawberry picking this summer! This easy pincushion is scrumptious and perfect for seasonal sewing. Fabric is from the North Woods collection by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics.

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Designer: Alison Gamm

Materials:

  • 2 -- 5-1/2" squares of cream fabric
  • 1 -- 3" square of red fabric (strawberry)
  • 1 -- 2" square of green fabric (strawberry stem)
  • 1 --2-1/2" square of lightweight fusible web (strawberry)
  • 1 --1-1/2"square of lightweight fusible web (strawberry stem)
  • Pencil
  • Polyester fiberfill

Finished pincushion: 5" square

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Prepare Strawberry Appliqué:

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

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

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2. Following manufacturer's instructions, press the fusible web strawberry shape onto 3" square red fabric and the fusible web strawberry stem shape onto 2" square green 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 strawberry shape.

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

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3. Using a blanket-stitch on your machine sew around strawberry shape with matching thread.

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4. Repeat steps 1-3 with the strawberry stem shape.

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Assemble the Pincushion:

1. Layer appliquéd square and remaining cream 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.