Rob Peter to Pay Paul…Pincushion

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I decided to give you a little tutorial showing something you could make with the die that is quick and easy…a pincushion.

To start out, you will need 8 of the narrow curved “Paul” pieces.

Pincushion

Take two pieces and place them right sides together.  Sew along the STRAIGHT edge.  You need four sets.

Pincushion-1

Now take two to those pieces.  Place them right sides together and sew along the curved edge.  You will need two sets.

Pincushion-2

Take your two pieces and place them right sides together matching the notches.  Sew all the way around the piece leaving an inch opening so that it can be turned right side out.

Pincushion-3

Turn right side out.  Fill with sand and them stitch the opening shut.

Pincushion-4

Take a button along with a needle and thread and sew through the center top down through the center bottom pulling the thread tightly to make an indent for the button to set in.  Sew back and forth through the center a couple times to keep it secure.  Attach the button and you have your pincushion.

Pincushion-5

It’s a super quick and really easy project if you need a quick gift for a quilting buddy.

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118 thoughts on “Rob Peter to Pay Paul…Pincushion

  1. Shirley

    Great tutorial! I have never sewn a quilt with curves. I consider myself lucky if I can sew a straight line!

  2. Raine

    I have not made anything with a curve. I actually have come back to quilting after being away, had a car accident about 4 years ago. So I am getting all the rulers and things that I need all over again. I think the pattern for that pincushion is darling I am going to make one of those for my daughter! Thanks!

  3. Kathy

    I have never made a curved quilt yet. I am just getting ready to though. My daugther is getting married and I plan on making a double wedding ring quilt. The dies that you are showing would be perfect for that project. I am a little nerveous about making it, but I have sewed for years and I have gone lots of curves in making clothes, so I know how, just have not wanted to. Straight seams are so much easier.

  4. vicki boschman

    have never been brave enough to try curved seam quilt. would love to win die. thanks a lot for chance.

  5. Janet Frank

    Yes I have …but these dies would sure make it alot easier! I have doner a very gentle curved curve . Thanks for the great give away!

  6. Cheryl

    Hi, Great tutorial. I haven’t done anything with curves. I just ordered my Go today!! I am excited. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Cheryl

  7. Mary Ann F

    Yes, I have sewn with curves. Can’t wait to try with the dies. I love the little pincushion.

  8. debbie

    I have made drunkards path blocks. this was a great tutorial. the Rob Peter to pay Paul die is one on my wishlist, it would be great to win one.
    thanks, debbie

  9. Swooze

    I haven’t attempted a curved seam quilt yet but do want to do a double wedding ring. Would love to have this die as well!!

  10. Kay

    Haven’t tried a curve seam on a quilt but have the drunkards path die and want to give it a try. Would love to win, Thanks for the chance.

  11. Chris

    I would love this die. Actually the sewing is as hard as the cutting. Off a little and the whole block is wonky.

  12. Barbara

    First time looking at your site..Love, Love , Love it!! I arrived at your blog through Moda Bake Shop…You have beautiful quilts and wonderful ideas on everything… I can’t read fast enough. Thank you so much for sharing.

  13. Gene Black

    I hope I am not too late. I have made part of a curved piece quilt. I just got tied up with other projects and it is in the UFO pile.

    I would LOVE to win this die.

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