I know I can’t be the only fabric lover here so I know you’ll understand when I say how excited I was to receive P&B Textiles’ new line, Fresh Pick! Seriously. This fabric is so wonderful and the patterns are just so beautiful. I have some bigger projects using this fabric in the works but decided to start small with this super cute little Quilted Tomato Pin Cushion that comes together in under an hour!
So, I’m really looking forward to making a Farmer’s Market Tote with these fabrics (because they’re just so perfect for that but first things first, I desperately needed a pin cushion to keep on my desk! I decided to stick with the theme of the fabric and made one shaped like a tomato. It’s weighted down with Fairfield Poly-Pellets Weighted Stuffing Beads and stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil. Light enough to move easily but heavy enough not to accidentally fall off your table!
- Various Red Fabrics (I loved using P&B’s Fresh Pick fabric!)
- Oly-Fun Fabric (Clover)
- Fairfield Poly-Pellets Weighted Stuffing Beads
- Fairfield Poly-Fil
- Sewing Machine (I’m totally lusting after this Brother!)
- Free “Tomato Pin Cushion” Pattern
Step One. Use my free pattern to cut out four panels from fabric and one leaf shape from Oly-Fun.
Step Four. Sew closed the open seam with needle and thread. Place the leaves at the top of “tomato” and sew in place by pushing through to the bottom. Repeat a few time until you have a nice shape and the leaves are secure.
Step Five. Roll a small strip of Oly-Fun and secure with Fabri-Tac. Trim if needed. Add a generous about of glue to the base of the leaves and adhere stem in place.
And that’s all it takes to make your own Quilted Tomato Pin Cushion! I love how the Poly-Pellets give it a nice weight at the bottom but it’s still really easy to insert and remove the pins. The fact that it looks super cute on my craft desk doesn’t hurt either! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and stay tune for more fun projects made with awesome P&B Textile fabric!