The Tomato Pin Cushion-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Tomato Pin cushion TutorialGood morning, Quilters!

Happy Tuesday!  How’s the weather where YOU live?

There’s no tomatoes in my garden right now…just ice. It’s was -17F here in Minnesota for the last few days.  (Good quilting weather!)

Do any of you have one of these tomatoes in your sewing room?

The Tomato Pin Cushion Tutorial

Begin by drawing a rectangle:  3 inches wide by 2 inches tall.

Begin stitching on the top line.  Stitch a flattened oval within the lines.

PinCushion.FMQ.LKennedy002Stitch a smaller oval within the first oval.

PinCushion.FMQ.LKennedy003Stitch several pointed leaves on top of the two ovals.

PinCushion.FMQ.LKennedy004Stitch three smaller pointed leaves on top of the oval.

PinCushion.FMQ.LKennedy005Stitch the pins by stitching a straight line, add a flat top and then stitch right back on the previous line of stitching.  Stitch over several stitches and add another pin.

PinCushion.FMQ.LKennedy006Add a Needle (Tutorial HERE)

PinCushion.FMQ.LKennedy007And a swirl of thread…

Pin Cushion Free Motion QuiltingThe perfect pin cushion!

How do you fix a broken tomato?

Tomato paste!

Hope this brings a warm smile to your face today!


PS…This tutorial was stitched on my BERNINA 820 with Sulky Rayon 40 wt on top (white) and Superior’s King Tut cotton (green) with Aurifil 50 wt cotton in the bobbin.

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