Cathedral Window Pin Cushions
Cathedral Window Pin Cushions are so much fun to create. I have a different pin cushion for each type of pins I use. I also have a pincushion at my machine, one in my hand sewing basket and one on my work desk.
They also make great presents for your sewing friends, always welcome in gift swaps at Xmas. I love the pin cushions made for me by my friends, they are so special. They always make me think of my friends when I am sewing.
The weather outside has been wet and horrible so I have been inside playing with pin cushions and here are the results. I love cathedral Windows and have found this block makes a really nice pin cushion, and it is an easy block to make.
You will need:
Two 8 inch squares of your main fabric.
Two 2 1/4 inch squares of your center fabric:
- Take your 8 inch squares and fold them in half with right sides facing.
- Stitch a 1/4 inch seam down each side.
Fold so that seams are aligned and sew leaving a gap in the center to turn the right sides out.
You will have two of these.
- Turn through the un-stitched center so you have the right side facing making a square.
You will have two of each of these.
- Fold corners into the center, with seam lines facing up.
- Press along folded edges to leave a crisp line.
You will have two of these. Use fold lines as a guide, sew along fold lines to join your squares together.
Join opposite sides together in the same way. Your pincushion should now look like the picture below.
Hand Stitch the four points together with a tack stitch. Repeat for the other side.
Turn so you have the center of the points as you sides, making a diamond in the center, and pin your insert fabric in place.
Fold edges over and hand stitch in place.
Hand stitch one side of your pincushion together.
Hand stitch only half of the other side together and then fill with left over wool betting cut into small pieces till firm.
Hand stitch the opening together to complete your pincushion.