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?

32 thoughts on “pincushion sampler platter

  1. 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 says:

    Those are really beautiful! Love the colors and fabrics!

  3. Lisa M. says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    They are adorable so so cute they look almost edible!

  6. Leslie says:

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

  7. alayne says:

    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 says:

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

  9. those are so very pretty!!!

  10. Christie says:

    So cute! They are fun to look at!

  11. Kari says:

    Definitely cute enough to eat!

  12. dana says:

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

  13. 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.

  14. Sandy says:

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

  15. Emily says:

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

  16. Saraccino says:

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

  17. Lorrie says:

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

  18. alissa says:

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

  19. Mary says:

    How cute! Love your fabric and trim choices.

  20. These are so cute. I love that fabric combo.

  21. Crissy says:

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

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

  23. Maxabella says:

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

  24. Jessica says:

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

  25. Karin van D. says:

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

  26. teedle. says:

    Simply adorable!

  27. ayumills says:

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

  28. PatSloan says:

    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..

  29. hungiegungie says:

    Never thought pincushions could be so beautiful! Gorgeous fabric!

  30. hiyaluv says:

    wow these are amazing! i love them:)

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