In my sewing room I have a pile of quilt blocks. I’m sure you do too. These are blocks that for some reason or another I didn’t need in the quilting projects I was making. So over the next little while I’m trying come up with a few ways to use those “orphaned quilt blocks” to make other projects. First up is a super simple one, to take those unused patchwork quilt blocks and make them into a simple pincushion!
These tiny log cabin quilt blocks are three that I had leftover from this LOG CABIN MINI QUILT that I made a few weeks back while watching the Olympics. And they are so tiny and cute that I knew they would be perfect for pincushions.
Here’s how I made them.
- Cut a piece of backing that is the exact size of your quilt block. Mine were 4″ square.
- Place both the quilt block and backing right sides together and stitch around the perimeter (leaving a 1″ opening).
- Flip the pincushions right sides out.
- Fill with stuffing and hand stitch up the opening left in step 2 to finish.
A super simple way to use up those quilt block scraps….but also a super useful one to make them into a pincushion!