I have another project using my favorite new Quilt Barn item, a box of 200 wool pennies in 1" and 1.5" circles. You can see yesterday's wool penny project here.
The box of yummy bright wool pennies.
This pincushion was inspired by the pattern Wool Pincushions 1 by Cottage Creek Quilts.
Here is what you will need:
5" square of black wool for the top
5" square for the bottom
9- 1.5" wool pennies
9- 1 wool pennies
perle cotton and a needle
filler (I use crushed walnut shells found at a pet stop and a bit of stuffing)
Here is what you do:
-lay out your pennies in a 9 by 9 square (like in the picture above) with the smaller pennies on top and move them around until you get a layout you like
-start in the left top corner and grab the first penny stack and attach to your black wool square with the perle cotton. Come up from the back through the middle of the penny and then back down. Do not tie off.
-grab your next stack of pennies and attach with your length of perle cotton
- continue on attaching your pennies in your 9 by 9 grid with a continuous length of perle cotton.
Attaching the Top and Bottom
-with right sides together of the black wool top and your bottom piece sew around the edges with a 1/4 inch sew allowance. Leave 3 inches in the middle of one side open for turning.
-turn out your pincushion and fill with your choice of filling. I fill mine 90% full with the walnut shells and then place a wad of stuffing at the hole to keep the shells from falling out while I hand stitch the opening closed.
The cute sewing machine pincushion is made with my inspiration pattern, Wool Pincushions I, by Cottage Creek Quilts. Both of these were made with one (each black and tan) 10"X10" cut of wool. We have new stacks of wool 10 by 10 squares that I wanted to play with.
If you have stuck around long enough through this post I have a Wool Penny kit to giveaway to one of you. You get 9- 1", 9- 1.5" wool pennies, one 5" square of black wool, one 5" square of backing/bottom fabric, and a length of perle cotton
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