In Bloom Tea Cup

The Flower Shapes die included in the GO! Qube Specialty Set – Serendipity by Edyta Sitar are perfect for wool felt appliqué projects, like this In Bloom Teacup Pincushion.

Create a lovely gift for your sewing friends with this quick and easy tutorial


  1. AccuQuilt GO! Big, GO! Cutter or GO! Baby
  2. GO! Qube Specialty Set – Serendipity by Edyta Sitar
  3. 10” circle of cotton fabric
  4. 10” circle of fusible woven interfacing
  5. (4) contrasting colours of wool felt scraps
  6. Fusible web
  7. 30cm mini pompom trim
  8. Fabric glue
  9. Stuffing
  10. Elastic band
  11. Embroidery threads or embroidery floss

Cutting Instructions:

Please note:Before cutting out shapes, iron fusible web onto one side of the felt.In Bloom Pincushion Table

Sewing Instructions

  1. Begin by fusing the woven interfacing to the wrong side of the 10” fabric circle.
  2. Layer the felt pieces (fusible side down) onto the right side of the fabric circle, as per diagrams 1 & 2.
In Bloom Pincushion Diagrams 1 and 2
  1. Appliqué around the felt shapes either by hand or using a sewing machine. I used a 2mm x 2mm blanket stitch on my machine to stitch around the large flower and large circle.
  2. Then, using embroidery floss stitch a cross in the centre of the small circle. Stitch French knots on each petal of the small flower and around the small circle, as per diagram 3.
In Bloom Pincushion Table Diagram 3
  1. Place the circle unit, right side facing down into the teacup and fill tightly with stuffing.
  2. Grab the excess fabric of the circle and pull together to create a ball. Secure tightly with the elastic band. Ensure you smooth out as many lumps and pleats as you can.
  3. Test to see it fits nice and snug into the teacup (the right way up).
  4. Once you’re happy with the fit, secure around the elastic band with some hand sewn stitches. You can now remove the elastic band (if desired).
  5. Place fabric glue approximately 1cm from the rim of the teacup and then insert the pincushion.
  6. Place some glue along the flat edge of the trim and push it down between the pincushion and the teacup.
In Bloom Pincushion Table Diagram 4Congratulations on finishing your In Bloom Teacup Pincushion!

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