Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Pincushion Tutorial and a Giveaway


This is a quick and easy tutorial to use up your scraps. Although it is easy, I like lots of visual aid so this post is picture heavy. I used leftover pieces of a charm pack from Bonnie and Camille called Hello Darling from a mini quilt project but you can use any scraps laying around. I've never had any staining problems using the ground walnut shells. You could always use batting to line the backing if you want to make sure it doesn't stain your fabrics.
Please grab the button and help spread the word. I would love to see your version. On Instagram use the hashtag #logcabinpincushion. I am @lilypatchquilts on IG.

Finished Size: 4” square
Seam Allowance: 1/4”

Supplies

Pincushion Top: Assorted scraps from 1 1/2 - 5” strips cut to the following measurements
Backing:   1 - 4 1/2” square
Batting:      1 - 6” piece of scrap batting
Ground walnut shells or stuffing of your choice


Sewing Order          Cutting Size
#
1                              1 - 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” square (center)
2                             1 - 1” x 1 1/2” rectangle
3 and 4                   2 - 1” x 2” rectangle
5 and 6                    2 - 1” x 2 1/2” rectangle
7 and 8                    2 - 1” x 3” rectangle
9 and 10                  2 - 1” x 3 1/2” rectangle
11 and 12                 2 - 1” x 4” rectangle
13                          1 - 1” x 4 1/2” rectangle


The following diagram matches the number of the sewing order above. Use this as a guide to form the log cabin block.


Sewing the Log Cabin

  1. Take the 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” center square and the 1” x 1 1/2” rectangle piece. Place right
    sides together, matching raw edges and stitch together. Press towards the rectangle strip.   
                                          
                   
2.   Take the 1” x 2” strip and place right sides together to the unit in step 1, stitch. Press
      towards the rectangle piece.


3.   Take the remaining 1” x 2” strip and place right sides together to the unit in step 1, stitch.   
      Press towards the rectangle piece.  



4.   Take the 1” x 2 1/2” strip and place right sides together to the unit in step 3, stitch. Press 
      towards the rectangle piece.  


5.   Take the remaining 1” x 2 1/2” strip and place right sides together to the unit in step  4, 
      stitch. Press towards the rectangle piece.  



6.   Take the 1” x 3” strip and place right sides together to the unit in step 5, stitch. Press  
      towards the rectangle piece.  

7.   Take the remaining 1” x 3” strip and place right sides together to the unit in step 6, stitch. 
      Press towards the rectangle piece.


8.   Take the 1” x 3 1/2” strip and place right sides together to the unit in step 7, stitch. Press 
      towards the rectangle piece.  

9.   Take the remaining 1” x 3 1/2” strip and place right sides together to the unit in step 8, 
      stitch. Press towards the rectangle piece.  

10.   Take the 1” x 4” strip and place right sides together to the unit in step 9, stitch. Press 
        towards the rectangle piece.  


11.   Take the remaining 1” x 4” strip and place right sides together to the unit in step 10, 
        stitch. Press towards the rectangle piece.  

12.   Take the 1” x 4 1/2” strip and place right sides together to the unit in step 11, stitch. 
        Press towards the rectangle piece.
        This completes the top of the pincushion. Place the batting on the wrong side of the top 
        and quilt as desired. On the sample I did various straight line stitches.  


13.   Place the top and backing right sides together. 

         Stitch all around, leaving a large enough opening for turning and placing the filling 
         inside.  



14.   Reach in through the opening and pull the fabrics right side out.



         
        Add the filling, placing as much as possible inside the pincushion.

15.   Hand or machine stitch the opening closed. Enjoy your new pincushion!

Giveaway Details **this giveaway is now closed**



Congrats Lori! Please claim your prize within 48 hours.

This giveaway is to thank my readers for sticking around during my sporadic posts because of family and school obligations. We are all heading back to school soon. 
This entry is for US Residents only. I apologize to my International readers. Shipping has gotten quite high, but you can choose one pattern of your choice in my Craftsy shop. 

One charm pack from Moda Fabrics Rooftop Garden line and the walnut shells for you to fill your pincushion. You could make a ton of pincushions with one charm pack :)


There are a few ways to enter. Entry deadline is August 19. 

1 ) Required Follow this blog if not linking up. Please leave a comment to let me know you 
     follow this blog via Google Friend Connect on the sidebar or Bloglovin'.
2) Sew a pincushion using this tutorial and link up below.

    Extra entries
1) Follow on IG. I am @lilypatchquilts This gets the most current updates.
2) Follow on Facebook Lily Patch Quilts
3) Share your finished pincushion using this tutorial on IG and hashtag #logcabinpincushion

Winner, please claim your prize within 48 hours after notification.

14 comments:

GranChris said...

I follow on BL. I love Log Cabin blocks so this is a great way to make and use one. Thanks for the tutorial.

sandyandcosmo said...

I am following through GFC as Sandy Hardman. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lori said...

following on bloglovin

Lee said...

I am a new follower with bloglovn and thank you for the tutorial!

PK Sews said...

I am now following your inspiring blog via Bloglovin. Thanks for the great tutorial. Your pincushions are delightful!

Rebecca said...

I follow through bloglovin. What great looking fabrics for a pincushion! Would be fun to make one for a daughter who is just beginning to sew.

sisylyn2 said...

I follow through email and instagram
gandn74@ymail.com

Catskill Quilter said...

Cute pincushion - I love it! I follow with feedly, and I think also blog lovin.

Kathy E. said...

I need a pincushion on my cutting table and this design would be perfect! I am a Bloglovin follower.

Havplenty said...

I love making pincushions just no time right now.... quilting deadlines. I am following you via Bloglovin. Looking forward to seeing your creativity.

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friedturtle said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect. Cute pincushion!

Julie Cefalu said...

Thanks for the great pincushion tutorial! I follow you through Feedly.

Monica said...

I follow on you on Bloglovin

Danette Stankovich said...

Following on bloglovin. Thanks for the tutorial. Not sure if I'll get one done soon enough for the linky, but you never know. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net