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Creative Crafting magazine began in August/September 2009, when a group of crafting friends on the Creative Connections network decided that it would be a good idea to raise awareness of the crafting community. From this point they started work and the first issue of Creative Crafting was published in October 2009 and are still publishing today.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Create a Log Cabin Effect Pin Cushion

Published in Issue 19, October 2012
Written by Flick from Perfect Patchwork

Create your own
Log Cabin Effect
Pin Cushion

What you will need
Small picture fabric for centre (approx 1 inch square)
2 inch strips for surround
Calico for mounting (4 inch square)
Batik for backing (4 inch square)
Ribbon (6 inch piece)
Toy Stuffing
General sewing thread
Scissors or Roller Cutter and Mat


Step 1. Seam allowance is ¼ inch.
Centre the picture fabric on the calico and stitch around all four edges, to secure.

Step 2. Fold the 2 inch strips in half width ways and press. 
Take the strips of colour 1; attach the top and bottom strips withthe fold towards the centre, then attach the side strips.

Step 3. Complete round two with the second colour, and round three with colour 1.

Step 4. Trim 1/8 inch from the last round of stitching.
Take the length of ribbon and fold in half; centre at the top of the pincushion and stitch in place (very close to the edge).

Step 5. Lay the finished piece face down onto the backing fabric and stitch, leaving a gap at one side of approximately one and a half inches. Trim the backing to fit, and trim the corners to enable neat turning.

Step 6. Turn the pin cushion to the right side.

Fill the pincushion quite tightly, and stitch the small gap to complete.     

This design can be modified by using wider strips and a larger centre square picture to make a full size cushion. 

This pattern is designed for personal use only, and not for resale.
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