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Free Quilting Patterns

Homespun Hearts Pincushions™

Homespun Hearts Pincushions Image

Printable version of FREE Pattern in PDF Format: Printable Pattern (Install Adobe Acrobat)

Supplies for two pincushions:

  • Two coordinating 10" squares for outside of pincushion
  • Two 3 ½" x 13 ½" strips for ties
  • One 10" square of batting
  • Poly fill & plastic pellets

Step One: Pincushion Front

  • Choose the 10" square you want to be the top of the pincushions.
  • Place it right side up on top of the 10" square of batting.
  • Quilt as desired.
  • Cut on the diagonal corner to corner to make two quilted triangles.

Step Two: Pincushion Back and Construction

  • Cut the coordinating 10" square on the diagonal to make two triangles.
  • Place one triangle on top of each quilted triangle, right sides together.
  • Sew together with a ¼" seam allowance, leaving a 2" wide opening in the long edge.
  • Turn right sides out.
  • Stuff firm using poly fill against the quilted side and plastic pellets against the un-quilted side.
  • Sew the 2" opening closed, and pull the two corners in towards the center to create a heart.
  • Stitch these corners together, making sure that they overlap each other about 1".

Step Three: Ties

  • Fold the 3 ½" x 13 ½" strips in half, right sides together.
  • Sew the ends of these strips on a 45-degree angle and then straight down the sides, leaving a 2" opening on the middle.
  • Turn the strips right sides out through the 2" opening and press.
  • Stitch the opening closed.

Put each finished tie through the opening of each heart Pincushion and tie in a knot.

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