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Here’s a small project that can be completed quickly and is not only cute but incredibly useful. This pincushion has a stable shape and many sections so you can keep different kinds of pins and needles separated for easy access. The pattern also has a larger pillow/cushion design included. The class is appropriate for confident beginners and intermediate sewers.

Supply list:

Harlquin Star Pillow Pattern by La Todera – available from Lyons Quilting

Your favorite rotary cutting ruler. I recommend either a 12 ½” square Creative Grids ruler or a 6 ½” x 12 ½” Creative Grids ruler. Both are available from Lyons Quilting. Also bring any square ruler that has a diagonal line corner to corner and measures at least 6 ½” square.

15 squares of fabric that are cut 2 ½” squares. You need 5 for the top, 5 for the sides and 5 for the bottom. You can make them match or use 15 different fabrics – your choice. Consider fussy cutting your squares for the 5 on the top!  If you need help, Mary will give you assistance during class or you can call her to make an appointment for help prior to class.

Sewing machine with all the usual supplies including a quarter inch foot. I recommend a size 80 needle. For thread, I highly recommend Aurifil – any neutral color.

Rotary cutter - Please put a new blade in your rotary cutter.

Marking pencils – bring one that will mark on dark fabrics & one that will mark on light fabric. I recommend Sew Line ceramic chalk pencils.

All your favorite sewing notions such as pins, scissors, tweezers, seam ripper, etc. I also recommend that you bring a bottle of Mary Ellen’s Best Press.

Pre-class preparation: Please bring your 2 ½” squares already cut out per the description above.  If you would like help before class picking out fabrics, contact Mary to make an appointment. We will also have plenty of time in class to work on fabric and color choices.

Any questions? Email Mary at or call/text to (520) 247-1359.


Instructor Name:
Mary Ramsey


$ 25.00

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