Who else loves rotary cutting! I hate using scissors to cut out patterns but pattern weights are a must to keep the paper from slipping as you roll around it. Riley Blake sent me some of the cute new Pin Drop fabric line and I couldn’t resist using it as diy pattern weights with the fun pins all over it! If the shape looks intimidating, I promise it’s not. Keep reading to see how you only cut 2 squares to sew these up!
Aren’t those pins cute! The pin drop fabric line comes in a bunch of solid colors, making it a nice basic with a fun little graphic.
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- Fat quarters of the Pin Drop fabric line
- Acrylic quilt ruler
- Rotary Cutter
- Poly fill
- Filler -You can use glass beads, poly pellets, or chopped up fabric scraps and poly-fill. (you could also use beans or rice, but the pellets make it easy to throw in the wash!)
1- Cut two 4.5″ squares and sew them together on three sides with 1/4″ seam allowance.
2- Press the seams open.
3- Open up the squares and match the middle seams together, this will form the new shape.
5-Trim off the corners, making sure not to clip through the stitching. Gently pull it right-side-out through the gap that you left, and poke the corners out gently with a chopstick or a pen. Use an iron to press the seams again.
6- Stuff! I used a mixture of Poly Fill, fabric scraps, and glass beads to give it a nice shape and weight while staying machine washable.
7- Sew up the opening; I used a ladder stitch but you could also use your machine to sew it shut. You’re done!