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"With Fabric & Thread" Pin Cushion Buttercups

Today's Show & Tell is brought to you by ...

... Joanna Figueroa's new book "With Fabric & Thread".

Who can resist a cute pin cushion pattern? 

Certainly not me. 

I love 'em.

Joanna's "Pin Cushion Buttercups" are the epitomy of practicality & prettiness ...

... right up my alley.

I couldn't wait to start making one with Fig Tree's "Strawberry Fields" fabric leftovers from my Mystery quilt.

And then another ... with some beautiful Rachel Ashwell fabric ...

and then another! 

(with Lecien scraps)

You know how it goes. 

They're like potato chips ... "Betcha can't make just one!"  And of course the more you make, the faster you get.  I think this is my new "go to" gift for sewing friends for Christmas, birthdays, thank yous, something special ...

They are super fun to make.  And because they don't require much fabric, you won't mind using some of your extra special most very favoritest pieces either.

And since I think EVERY pincushion deserves at least a few pretty little decorative pintoppers (from my friend's Etsy shop Pinks and Needles) I found some for each of my buttercups.

I love these pins!

That shop is DANGEROUS ...

... consider yourself warned!

NOTE:  Pinks and Needles is undergoing a computer upgrade at the moment so if you're looking for something specific but don't see it in the shop, just ask ... she's more than happy to oblige!

And where do you think I'm going to keep all the templates I made?  (I prefer to trace a copy onto freezer paper and keep the originals intact.)

In the book's template pocket of course!  So I will never lose them. 

'Cause I'm gonna need them again.

(And again, and again.)

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Reader Comments (27)

cauuuute! I am slowly creating a pincushion collection/hoarding for myself and will need to make one of these to add to it! Can't resist a cute pincushion.

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Oh my goodness too cute, when I saw your post last week just had to order this book, hopefully it will be here by the end of the week, just jumping up and down to start on these.

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnita K

And yet another project goes on the list. Crazy Cute!!! :)

Love it, love it, love it. Talk about craft pornography! (I just can't get your comment out of my head... lol). I will make myself one of these before work starts next week. I'm using a sad, mass produced tomato pincushion. I just need to find a good filling for the new one - what did you use? All the best!

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Really, really cute! :)
V x

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergreenrabbitdesigns

Ok - second post ... but O...M ..G! I just went to that Etsy shop Pinks and Needles and I couldn't buy some fast enough! ADORABLE! Thanks for the link!!!

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I love this book, the pin cushion is on my list and so are the boots although I have super large feet so I don't know if I will be able to resize the pattern. Your buttercups are just lovely, lucky friends.

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda in Aus

I do love those pins!! bought a stash of 'em months ago so I would have them 'ready' to stick into pretty pin cushins. ;p

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterina

Hey sister in mind, I love, LOVE your pincushions! And if you need someone to take care of one of your pnicushions ... jsut ask;-) Hildy

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHildy

OMG!!! You are determined to make me run out and get this book. I love them they are so cute!

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMicha

I second Hildy! Or, maybe....a give-away? For your faithful readers? ;)

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaytie

Yet again, you've offered all the inspiration one needs to start another addiction. Gotta have that book. Thank you for more inspiration. You're an amazingly fast and supreme sewer. LOVE everything you do. Geez, can you feel the love coming your way from all of us?! Makes me wish I live in Canada. ;)

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPolly

Uber cute. Need one. Now. Love it! Must get that book.... big swoony sigh!

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo

Don't see my post! Should I post again?

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie Nyquist

Wow! Not one but three really cute pincushions, and the pins are cute too! What else should we expect from this book?

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGinny Worden

Well,here goes again! I thought I posted s successfully before! Just wanted to say, that is the first porject I have templates for also! I photocopy the pattern,use my glue stick,and adhere it to template plastic, cut it out carefully.the just trace around it.This sweet little project turned out just perfect as usual!! Looks good in any fabric combination!
Wanted to say, are the others aware Joanna and Camille R. have a regular column in Quilts and More magazine called Scrap Lab? They invite a third designer every issue, make something from a specified amount of fabric, like a charm pack and 1/2 yard of fabric, always a wonderful,easy,useful and adorable project! Quilts and More is published 4 times a year, next issue Aug 14. No subscriptions,but digital now available Saw back issues on www.fatquartershop.com a few days ago if anyone is interested.. If you love Joanna, you will love this too! Kristyne,you just do wonders with whatever you make, they look so sweet, I think make ahead for gifts,start now!!

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie Nyquist

Here is a follow up post about Joanna and her Scrap lab articles,here is her latestfrom Quilts and More


Kristyne,have you made any of these projects? Anyone else?

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie Nyquist

They are adorable. My birthday is coming up - can I pick one? :-)

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDarlene

Those pincushions are sweet! After reading your posts about this book, I went ahead and ordered it! Your blog is fun to read and your work is lovely!

June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

Kristyne,Craft Gosip has you and your rescued block as their lead article this morning!! FYI!

June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie Nyquist

They're so lovely!
I'm thinking about getting the book now I've seen how cute these are!
oh and I love the pins!

June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Ooo! Those flower pincushions are calling me like sirens! I have to get Joanna's book and whip some up. :) Thx for sharing. I love Pinks and Needles and also found more cute pins at Chitter Chatter's website. Theirs feature beads on pins in different color themes... pretty!

June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKeri

oh my gosh!! CUTE!

June 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertasha

Too cute... Love the turquoise and green one!!

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJosée
I bought Joanna Figuroa's book. Trying to make her buttercup pincushion. I'm confused as to the two circles, one for the leaf bottom, the other for the bottom, do I sew the two of the circles together? ...to enclose them?
Since you made the pincushion maybe you can help me out!
May 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNellie
there must be something wrong with me - like knitters who don't like cats - I don't like pincushions! I have one, but I prefer a little glass bowl, that my long flower head pins fit into nicely. well actually it's an egg cup with a lime green silicon edging, but it's bowl-esque.
November 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterA Peppermint Penguin
where is the pattern for the flower pin cushion
January 1, 2018 | Unregistered Commenternorma

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