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Triangular Log Cabin Pincushion Tutorial!

Hi Everyone! I’m Jeni from In Color Order and I’m excited to be here sharing a triangular log cabin pincushion with you today!

Triangular Log Cabin Pincushion - Materials
Materials:
– 1.25″x10″ strips of 6 print fabrics (I used prints from Woodland Tails!)
– 2″x2″ square solid white fabric
– 7×7″ square print fabric
– Your preferred pincushion filling (I used crushed walnut shells, approx. 1 cup)

Seam Allowance: 1/4″
Finished Size: 6″ per side

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1. Using an acrylic ruler and pencil, mark at 7/8″ and 1 1/8″ on one side of your 2″x2″ white square.

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2. Draw a line connecting one mark to the opposite corner.

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3. Repeat with the other mark, forming a triangle. This gives you an equilateral triangle!

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4. Cut along the two lines you just drew.  This triangle is the center of your pincushion.

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5. Grab one of your 1.25″ strips, and line up your center triangle along one long edge, about 1″ from the end.

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6. Sew the triangle to the strip. Press seam open.

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7. Line up your ruler along the edge of the center triangle and trim off the excess print strip.

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8. Repeat on the other side. You should now have a new triangle made up of the white center and one print.

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9. Turn your triangle and place it right sides together on the next strip, about 1″ from the end.

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10. Sew together. Press seam open. Trim off excess print strip on both sides.

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11. Turn your triangle and place it right sides together on the next strip, about 1″ from the end.

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12. Sew together. Press seam open. Trim off excess print strip on both sides.

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You have now completed one round of strips for your pincushion! Repeat the process to add another round, moving in the same direction.

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13. Using your pieced triangle as a guide, trace a triangle on your 7″x7″ square.  Cut along the lines, this will be your pincushion’s backing.

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14. Place your pincushion top and backing right sides together. Pin together, making sure to leave an opening for turning. Sew around all three sides, backstitching a few extra times at the start and finish.

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15. Carefully trim the corners close to (but not through!) the seam allowance.

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16. Turn your pincushion right side out, pushing out the corners gently.

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17. Fill with desired material and hand-stitch the opening closed!

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Voila! You’re done! :)

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Now go test out your new pincushion!

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