Armrest Pincushion with Vintage Patches

Amy FriendBasic Grey, pincushions20 Comments

I made another armrest pincushion (see here for my tutorial). They are intended to sit on the armrest of a couch or chair while you sew but my living room wasn’t bright enough to accommodate an “in action” shot so you get it here, flat.
This has to be one of the most useful pincushions ever with the deep side pockets perfect for holding small projects, scissors, embroidery floss, tape measures, you get the idea. This armrest pincushion was made for the BasicGrey booth at Quilt Market this weekend. It features their canvas vintage patches.

This set of patches happens to work so well with My Happy Place screen printed fabric! Not only are the colors right, but the “organic” bit and the apple trees just seem to suit each other. I appliqued an apple and leaf with a little button inch worm on one pocket.

The other pocket has two vintage canvas patches, a touch of embroidery, and a fussy cut row of my houses and apple trees.
The bottom is Annie’s Farm Stand Seed Catalog in red and white. The binding is DS Quilts. The natural colored fabric is a mixture of linen and osnaburg. The red solid and the green leaf are Hello Luscious.