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Sweet as Pie Pincushions featuring Spring Basic

The holiday season is in full swing, and we’ve seen lots of amazing pie recipes on Pinterest and in our favorite cooking magazines lately. The kitchen may be warm with these fragrant treats baking up in the oven, but let’s not forget about the sewing room! Who says the dining table is the only place where a pie belongs? Your sewing table needs dessert too, in the form of these sweet little pincushions.

Ask your local quilt shop for the “Sweet as Pie” Pincushion Pattern by Chitter Chatter Design, or snag your copy straight from Chitter Chatter’s website.

Cori Blunt, the designer behind Chitter Chatter, uses a fat quarter of fabric for the fruit and pie crust, and a “pinch” for the fruit accents on top. Use your favorite “filling” to stuff the inside; Cori recommends crushed walnut shells or Poly-fil.

You’ll also need 4 dishes, 4″ each. Secondhand stores are great for finding fun ramekins. Check out the cute heart-shaped one in the pictures below!

Once your “pie-cushion” is sitting pretty on the sewing table, whip up a few more as holiday gifts for your craftiest friends. They’ll last much longer than real pie, and as Cori says, “it’s a good thing they are fabric”. No calories!

Spring Basics worked perfectly for the pies below. Bisque for the crust, Sapphire for the blueberry pie, Spice for pumpkin, Cardinal for cherry, and Berry for, well, berry! Small scraps of coordinating Java Blenders, Soho Solids, and Spring Basics were used for the tiny toppers. We almost feel bad sticking these little beauties full of pins… almost!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all our wonderful, creative SewTimeless readers and fabric fans! We’re thankful for YOU!