Do Something That Scares You

Writing this post scares me. But what I am working on scares me even more. I set some goals for myself this year and one of those was to release a line of patterns. I’ve been sneaking patterns into our newsletters for our little shop, and that is really fun, but I just have so many ideas! 00105

So, to get everything started, I’m sharing a pattern from our last newsletter here for a limited time (probably until around June-ish). This little pincushion makes me so happy, and I’d love to see it if you make one! I have a very small obsession with these and I’m sure you’ll see more of them in the future. They make a lovely little thank you gift!

Free Pincushion Pattern Nosegay Block

All I ask is that you respect the copyright on this. Please do not hand out copies, but feel free to point people to this blog. Quite a lot of effort goes into pattern design, I’m finding. Anything you could do to point people to this little corner of the wide, internet world is appreciated!

So hopefully, the next time you hear about this from me, I’ll have some exciting new things to share. Bright, cheery, springy things that maybe you would want to make, too?

Until then, I’ll be posting some tips and and tricks on how I made my Green Tea and Sweet Beans Quilt. Perhaps you want to make a pincushion just for the occasion?

Green Tea and Sweet Beans and Pincushion

Thank you for following along!

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15 Responses to Do Something That Scares You

  1. 1
    Karen Ann says:

    Looking forward to seeing some of your new creations. I’m also looking forward to seeing your tutorials on the Weekender bag that you mentioned in IG….you make it all seem possible!! Thanks!!

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    Amanda, that is SO exciting! Thanks for sharing the pincushion again. It has been on my list. Good luck with the pattern writing. I’m really looking forward to what you have for us!

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    camille says:

    I’m fairly new to using templates, but I would like to attempt your pincushion. When pattern writers give templates in their patterns, is it customary that the quilter has to add a seam allowance to it? I was just wondering what standard practice is. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. I love the pincushion pattern.

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    Joy says:

    I absolutely love this pattern. I was going to print it out, but it won’t let me print or save it. Am I doing something wrong? I’m looking forward to your tips for the Green Tea and Sweet Beans Quilt! I’m about to start the Midnight at the Oasis. :)

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    Debbie says:

    Alas, can’t seem to print or download the pattern…..am I alone here? It is possible….

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    Rebecca says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this! Is there a way to save the file? Whenever I try to save it I get an error.

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    Karen Ann says:

    Hello Amanda…I’ve been unable to print the document…I’ve tried three different computers, and when I click the print icon, it says error 404, document not found. Any suggestions?

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    tammie says:

    I also am unable to print this. I am getting the same error message as Karen. I want to make it now! lol : )

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    Jennifer says:

    Hi, Amanda, I’m so excited to try out this cute little pincushion, but while I can get it to load off of google drive from my Macbook I can’t get it to either save or print. Do you have any suggestions?

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    Tiina says:

    I have same problem as Karen Ann, this pincushion pattern can’t be printed. Are your previleges for the file too tight?

    This pincushion seemed to be just perfect for my current sewing, but if the pattern doesn’t work, I have to move on.

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    Kristin says:

    I can’t print the pattern either!

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    Lizzie says:

    Thanks for sharing this and your goals with us! I have a little pile of fabrics perfect for making this little pincushion, and I’m still ruminating about the Sweet Tea and Green Beans quilt too!

  13. 13
    tahel says:

    hi , I stoped by your blog and fall in love! so lovely !

  14. 14
    Deb says:

    Amanda
    I have saved your “Starflower Quilt Along” for my bucket list– a pattern would be amazing. Your tutorial directions were so clear and inspired me to try a new shape!

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    Amanda, I think that’s wonderful. I love that you don’t just sell fabric — you’re crazy about working with it! Can’t wait to see the designs that you come up with!