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pincushion sampler platter

I had joined the Pincushion Pass wayyy back when.  With the looming deadline, I finally got inspired by all the cute pincushions in the flickr pool.  Especially the minis by chickenfoot!  Aren’t they cute?!  I think the pastel-ish color palette I used makes these look like candy.

Definitely could not make up my mind which style I wanted to try out first, so I figured, why not try them all?  Hope my partner will enjoy them. 

I think they’d be fun kept together on the cool dish, or if she wants, she can separate them. 

| Square Deal Pincushion (a pdf pattern in the right column) by Heather Bailey |

I scaled the pattern pieces down to 85% so that it would flow with the other pincushions.   And I made the top piece patchwork as well.

Using a 5 inch diameter circle.

Also wanted to sneak in this super mini pincushion that kind of happened by accident.  I just wanted to try out Creative Kismet’s tutorial, but made the circle diameter 3 inches across instead of 6, and it is small!

Don’t you just want to reach out and take a bite out of them?

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32 Responses to pincushion sampler platter

  1. The Cottage Mama 08.20.2010 at 8:52 am #

    Oh Anna, those are adorable!! Serious eye candy! They are each just so cute and perfect. I have Heather Bailey’s pin cushion pattern (the one with the pear, apple, and tomato) sitting on my sewing table as we speak. I never seem to get around to making them, but you just may have given me the push I needed. Great job!!


  2. Jeni 08.20.2010 at 8:57 am #

    Those are really beautiful! Love the colors and fabrics!

  3. Lisa M. 08.20.2010 at 8:59 am #

    Wow! Your post is timely! I’ve been poking around the ‘net this morning looking for pincushion patterns. These look perfect and yours are beautiful! Thanks for posting :-)

  4. Erica 08.20.2010 at 9:03 am #

    These are so cute! I love the colors. I love the button details. That plate is really cool too. Thanks for links to the tutorials…I am going to have to make some of these for myself. What did you stuff them with?

  5. sew obsessed 08.20.2010 at 9:08 am #

    They are adorable so so cute they look almost edible!

  6. Leslie 08.20.2010 at 9:12 am #

    these are adorable…i love how they look all together on that dish

  7. alayne 08.20.2010 at 9:30 am #

    so so very cute!!! who wouldn’t love those!!! that wee little one would be perfect for a young girls first sewing basket. how fun!

  8. Vanessa 08.20.2010 at 9:40 am #

    so pretty!! great job. love the buttons you used too. thanks for the links :)

  9. Liz @ LivingMySweetLife 08.20.2010 at 10:15 am #

    those are so very pretty!!!

  10. Christie 08.20.2010 at 10:23 am #

    So cute! They are fun to look at!

  11. Kari 08.20.2010 at 10:26 am #

    Definitely cute enough to eat!

  12. dana 08.20.2010 at 10:32 am #

    Oh those are so cute. They look like Candy! I want to eat one.

  13. Fiona 08.20.2010 at 10:43 am #

    very cute!

  14. Becki and Jeff 08.20.2010 at 10:48 am #

    Anna, those are really cute!! I love how they are displayed on a dish. I don’t really use a pin cushion. What you’ve created may be the incentive I need! Even when pins don’t really make it back in the container and somehow find their way to the floor.

  15. Sandy 08.20.2010 at 10:56 am #

    Those are so adorable. You might have just inspired me to make yet another pincushion!

  16. Emily 08.20.2010 at 11:07 am #

    These are the cutest and most delicious pincushions I’ve ever seen!

  17. Saraccino 08.20.2010 at 11:32 am #

    They are really cute! And on the same time really sophisticated! That balance is difficult to keep and they have it :)

  18. Lorrie 08.20.2010 at 12:23 pm #

    They look scrumptious! And oh, so sweet. Displaying them on the plate is inspired.

  19. alissa 08.20.2010 at 12:38 pm #

    oh Anna – these are just lovely! And yes, I do want to reach out and take a bite…they are so sweet.

  20. Mary 08.20.2010 at 1:45 pm #

    How cute! Love your fabric and trim choices.

  21. SummersDesigns 08.20.2010 at 1:48 pm #

    These are so cute. I love that fabric combo.

  22. Crissy 08.20.2010 at 2:50 pm #

    They’re so pretty! I’d be afraid to stick them with a bunch of pins and hide their beauty!

  23. Mary on Lake Pulaski 08.20.2010 at 9:15 pm #

    I think your creative ideas were a major score for this Pin Cushion Pass! Lucky recipient!

  24. Maxabella 08.20.2010 at 11:38 pm #

    These look like they would be delicious to eat! Or maybe to wash with? Either way, they are delicious. x

  25. Jessica 08.21.2010 at 12:09 am #

    Those are the cutest little pin cushions! I love them all lined up on that plate.

  26. Karin van D. 08.21.2010 at 1:44 am #

    They are adorable, and together on that plate they are even more gorgeous. Cute!

  27. teedle. 08.21.2010 at 1:47 am #

    Simply adorable!

  28. ayumills 08.21.2010 at 2:23 am #

    Yes, I want to eat them all! So cute and yummy-looking!

  29. PatSloan 08.21.2010 at 3:06 pm #

    the pastel colors area amazing and I LOVE the buttons you used! I need something for a swap and the square one is talking to me..

  30. hungiegungie 08.21.2010 at 8:48 pm #

    Never thought pincushions could be so beautiful! Gorgeous fabric!

  31. hiyaluv 08.23.2010 at 8:37 pm #

    wow these are amazing! i love them:)

  32. B@rb@bietol@ 08.24.2010 at 9:31 am #


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