It’s no secret that I love Moda fabric. So if you’re like me and over the past couple of years you have accumulated Jelly Rolls, Fat Quarters, Honey Buns, Layer Cakes and more, then you probably have lots of the ribbon that was used to wrap each one of Moda’s precuts. What to do with it? You’re going to love to make this sweet pincushion. If you have just discovered Moda and you don’t have enough ribbon, not to worry — you can start collecting now and in the meantime you could use an assortment of 3/4″ decorative ribbon.
Five Jelly Roll strips – 2 1/2″ by 10″ strips and four 2 1/2″ by 13 1/2″ strips
One Layer Cake Square – 10″ square for the backing
Nine Moda ribbons 11″ long and two 14″ long collected from any Moda Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, Honey Buns etc.
Poly Fill and Plastic Pellets
This pattern makes two pincushions, so you can share the love!
Sew the five 2 1/2″ by 10″ strips together and press. Trim 1/4″ from each end strip as illustrated above to make a strip set that measure 10″ square.
Lay out the 9 Moda Ribbons 11″ in length and sew each one in place. Stitch approximately 1/8″ in from the edge on each side of the ribbon.
Trim the excess ribbon.
Cut the square on the diagonal coner to corner to make two triangles. Repeat this for the 10″ backing square.
Place a strip set triangle and a backing triangle right sides together and sew together with a ¼” seam allowance, leaving a 2 1/2″ wide opening along the long edge. Repeat for both sets.
Turn right sides out. Stuff firm using poly fill against the front and plastic pellets against the back of the pincushion. Sew up the 2 1/2″ opening, and pull the two corners in towards the centre to create a heart. Stitch these corners together, making sure that they overlap about 1/2″.
Sew each of the 14″ Moda ribbons to the middle of two of the 2 1/2″ by 13 1/2″ strips. Trim the ends of the ribbon. Sew these strips with the other remaining 2 1/2″ strips right sides together with a ¼” seam allowance. Sew the ends on a 45-degree angle and then straight down the sides, leaving a 2” opening along one of the long sides. Turn the strips right sides out through the 2” opening and press. Stitch closed the opening.
Put the finished ties through the opening of each Heart Pincushion and tie in a knot.
This pattern makes two pincushions!
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