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By Quilter by Night Designs. Machine and English paper pieced pincushions in 10 styles and 2 sizes. Great small take-along handwork project to keep busy during "down" time or when waiting for the kids.

Who can resist a handmade pincushion? These make wonderful gifts!

Sizes: 4" diam x 2" tall and 5" diam x 2" tall

This listing is for the hard-copy PATTERN that will be mailed to you via USPS First Class Mail.

These pincushions in three classic quilting designs are sure to please any quilter or sewing enthusiast. Direcitons for ten styles in two sizes are included. Show your skill by piecing on of these lovely pincushions for someone special. Use scraps from grandma's garments or from a speical quilt that you've given away to make a "memory" pincushion.

Filled with crushed walnut shells or craft sand, these pincushions are weightly but have a wonderful squishy feel. The size is perfect for use right in front of your sewing machine. The give in the pincushions ensure that they will also sit on the arm of the couch. Pins stay put too! Use that special vintage button in the center, stack several buttons, or use felt shapes from the scrapbooking section of the craft store.

Templates are included so you can copy your own English paper piecing pieces onto freezer paper or cardstock. Or, buy pre-packaged shapes.

Materials You'll Need to Make Your Own:
- Various fabric and batting scraps
- Hand sewing and 4" long needle for attching buttons
- Small applique pins
- 8-1/2" x 11" piece of quilter's template plastic to make templates
- 2" x 2" piece of freezer paper to make dresden plate center
- 8-1/2" x 11" pieces of freezer paper or cardstock for copying paper pieces OR buy pre-made
EPP pieces in the following sizes:
- Grandmother's Flower Garden (4"): 37 (thirty-seven) 1/2" hexagons
- Grandmother's Flower Garden (5"): 19 (nineteen) 3/4" hexagons
- 6-point Star (4"): 12 (twelve) 7/8" 6-point diamonds
- 6-point Star (5"): 12 (twelve) 1-1/4" 6-point diamonds
- Decorative buttons for pincushion centers
- Crushed walnut shells (from the petstore; used in reptile cages) or craft sand (from the hobby shop) - You need about 3 cups per 4" pincushion and 5 cups per 5" pincushion.
- Matching thread for piecing, matching or contrasting thread for quilting, and hand-quilting or heavy-duty thread for attaching buttons.
- Small funnel (or make your own out of paper)
- Quilter's temporary marking pen

My What-Cha-Ma Bucket or Mini-Flower Bucket make great, small bags for carry around small hand-work projects like these. Check my other listings.

Pattern is in a convenient booklet format and contains complete, accurate, and easy to follow instructions with lots of diagrams and pull-out pattern sheets. Some experience with quilting and English paper piecing is assumed, however, there is also a link to a great English paper piecing tutorial included.

Shipping for pattern: USPS First Class mail

Pattern and design copyright 2012 Carol Dockery. This pattern is copyright protected. All rights reserved.

Quilt and Sewing shops, please e-mail me with wholesale inquires, quilterbynight [!at] msn.com.

Pincushion Palooza II PATTERN - Machine pieced and English paper pieced pincushions - 10 styles in 2 sizes



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