Quilted Chevron Pin Cushion

Posted by MaureenC on Friday, May 18th, 2012


Hi! I'm Maureen, I blog at Maureen Cracknell Handmade and am a proud member of the Riley Blake Design Team! Today I'm sharing a tutorial for a Quilted Chevron Pin Cushion using very simple instructions and Riley Blake's new Chevron fabric collection. Now let's get started!!  

What you'll need : :
  • 1 - piece of yellow chevron fabric measuring 4" x 4"
  • 1 - piece of gray chevron fabric measuring 4" x 5"
  • 1 - piece of black chevron fabric measuring 4.5" x 9" for the bottom
  • 1 - piece of scrap batting measuring 6" x 10"
  • 1 - piece of black twill tape measuring at least 5"
  • 1 - Riley Blake button
  • Eco-friendly Fiberfill Pillow Stuffing or Polyfill
  • coordinating thread
  • Sewing pins and basting pins
  • Sharp scissors and/or a rotary cutter/mat set

Sewing and quilting the Pin Cushion : :  

1. With right sides facing, place the yellow chevron fabric on the gray chevron print 2. Pin in place 3. Using a 1/4" seam allowance, sew fabrics together 4. Press with iron so seams are open

My creation

5. Place the pieced pin cushion top onto the piece of batting 6. Use basting pins to pin together fabric and batting 7. With a straight, even stitch, sew following the chevron stripe to create your quilting 8. Use a straight edge and rotary cutter to trim away excess batting

My creation

9. Place the twill tape in the very center of the gray chevron side of the pin cushion top.


10. Place the quilted chevron pin cushion top and bottom piece right sides together 11. Pin in place 12. Using a 1/4" seam allowance, sew around the outside edges, leaving an opening for turning 13. Zigzag stitch again around the outside edges, trim corners, and turn pin cushion right sides out

My creation

14. Stuff the pin cushion until nice and full, make sure to fill each corner first 15. Hand stitch the opening closed with needle and thread 16. Sew on the button in the very center of the yellow chevron side

stuff, sew closed, add button

Voila! Your Quilted Chevron Pin Cushion is finished!!

Quilted Chevron Pin Cushion

I hope you enjoy making one of these pin cushions for yourself or to give a stitching friend! I think it's such a fun and simple way to use up those scraps of our favorite fabrics, batting, and trimmings! If you decide to give it a go, feel free to share it on my Maureen Cracknell Handmade Facebook page or visit my blog and let me know!!

I'm also hosting a Riley Blake Designs Fabric Giveaway this weekend -- STOP BY!!  Maureen

Category: Pincushions


  1. Love the strap for the scissors!!
    by Claudia
    May 18th, 2012 at 9:26 a.m.
  2. This pin cushion is awesome. Love the scissor holder. Great way to keep mine from walking away :-)
    by Jocelyn
    May 18th, 2012 at 2:35 p.m.
  3. How smart are you adding the elastic for the scissors or whatever. I can even see putting in my backward sewer (aka seam ripper) in the elastic holder. Too smart. Going to go right now and make me one. Thanks for the bright idea!
    by Donna Rae
    May 19th, 2012 at 2:14 p.m.
  4. I love this use of the beautiful chevron fabrics! It's a fabuous design for a pincushion, too!
    by Amy
    June 04th, 2012 at 1:17 a.m.
  5. Hi there what a cool wee cushion I will have a go at this one luv the idea :O)
    by Pauline Cowie
    October 08th, 2012 at 9:07 p.m.
  6. How clever....love the scissor strap...and looks so good with the chevron fabric! Thanks so much for the tute too...off to have a go! :O) hugs xox
    by Wendy B
    October 13th, 2012 at 4:39 p.m.
  7. Love the pincushion ,love that it holds scissor too. Love the fabrics.
    by Rhonda
    June 14th, 2013 at 12:19 p.m.

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