Cute As a Button Pincushion for Fat Quarter Shop

Cute as a Button Pincushion for Fat Quarter Shop: Check out this rainbow version by Angie Wilson of

“Cute as a Button Pincushion” is the latest video tutorial from Fat Quarter Shop and it features the fabulous and lovely Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life showing us all how to make this super cute and easy pincushion. To help celebrate the release of the Cute as a Button Pincushion video tutorial Fat Quarter Shop asked me if I would like to make and share my version of this great sewing companion. (Pincushions are like the pet rocks of the sewing world, right?)

When Fat Quarter Shop asked me to be a part of the promotion for the Cute as a Button Pincushion I jumped at the chance. It’s just so much fun and it’s a great excuse to use some embellishments! I went with a really simple fabric choice for this pincushion because I made it for a quilting idol of mine. We both share a love of Sketch by Timeless Treasure and Pearl Bracelet by Lizzy House for Andover fabrics. So I did a simple rainbow in Sketch and teamed it with the tone-on-tone white Pearl Bracelet. Simple and effective. I teamed it with some measuring tape twill ribbon that I had hiding in the stash. But I think the real punch of fun comes from the backing fabric. 

Cute as a Button Pincushion for Fat Quarter Shop: Check out this rainbow version by Angie Wilson of

The recipient of this pincushion loves a good bit of Star Wars and so I couldn’t resist. This is some of my favourite fabric and it’s perfect for the back. (Hello Han!) I filled my pincushion with shell grit. It’s a new product for me and it’s good and heavy, I hope it will wear well over time. I also lined the backing fabric with Pellen as well as the front to protect it a little from the shell grit.

This project was so quick and so fun I’m totally going to be making more of these! If you’d like to make one you can find the details on the Fat Quarter Shop blog by clicking here. There’s also a super handy video tutorial which is what I used to make it. (It was great, I had it on the iPad and I pretended I was with Kimberly and Sherri. One day!)

Cute As a Button Pincushion Video Tutorial

See More Pincushions!

If you’d like to see more versions of this adorable pin cushion then check out the following amazing bloggers:

Kitty from Night Quilter

Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl

Nicole from Modern Handcraft

Jessica from Quilty Habit

Jessee from Art School Dropout

Tina from Emily Ann’s Kloset

Michele from Island Life Quilts

Angie from Gnome Angel (You Are Here)

Sinta from Pink Pin Cushion

Melissa from Happy Quilting

DisclosureFat Quarter Shop are financial supporters of All opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced by the businesses involved. For further information about my disclosure policy please click here.

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