Pin Cushions are so much fun to sew because they are fast and a perfect stash buster! I was so excited to try this new little pattern from Fat Quarter Shop. You can watch this little video and whip one up in a snap! I added dried lavender to the inside of mine 🙂
I had to include Mufasa in my little project so I sewed on into a catnip pillow!
For the pin cushion I used Backyard Roses by Riley Blake Designs. I followed the instructions for the piecing and used a piece of lace instead of twill tape. I used Heat n Bond Fusible Fleece and I used Crossroads denim on the back. I purchased the walnut shells at my local pet store – boy I will be making more of these to try an use up that big bag! I thought it might be nice to add some dried lavender into the mix. That way you put the pins in, it smells nice 🙂
Wouldn’t these be super cute for little hostess gifts, birthday gifts or swap extras?
For Mufasa’s catnip pillow I filled it with poly fill and dried catnip. I also used cotton on the back so it would be light – I knew he would want to carry it around in his mouth!
If you choose to make the catnip pillow, make sure you don’t use it as a pincushion. You don’t want those pins anywhere near your kitty!
I love Cotton+Steel selvage – especially when it involves cats! It’s the purrrrrrfect accent to this little pillow!
You can read more about this little project on the Fat Quarter Shop Blog! Be sure to check out these talented designers to see their renditions of “The Pretty Pincushion”. Thanks for stopping by!
Kitty from Night Quilter
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Nicole from Modern Handcraft
Jessica from Quilty Habit
Jessee from Art School Dropout
Tina from Emily Ann’s Kloset
Michele from Island Life Quilts
Angie from Gnome Angel
Sinta from Pink Pin Cushion
Melissa from Happy Quilting