Schnibbles Tuffets Make The Nicest Gifts

Change Up Your Schnibbles Tuffets Pin Cushions For The Season Too.

Besides The Schnibbles Tuffets pin cushions being the sweetest, once you have the basic pattern, you can change it up for any season. They look too cute altogether. A ‘set’ of Schnibbles is great for gifts, or give just one per person. For more ideas, follow this tutorial to make Tuffets pin cushions nice and ‘boxy’ with pumpkins and fall fabric.


To make these box shape Tuffets pumpkins you will need the pattern to get started. This is one of the most versatile pin cushion patterns around. Make log cabins, churn dash and granny square pin cushions. Then change up to any other fabric for any season at all. With small adjustments and additions the pin cushions are truly one of a kind to be treasured. It’s amazing how these pin cushions change when a different fabric is is used.

Great for gifts. Michelles Quilts and Stuff made two sets of “Tuffets” pin cushions and gave one for each retreater. They are adorable altogether in a basket. You can’t resist reaching out to pick one up to hold in your hand! Set one…


Set two…



To make the boxed pumpkin pin cushion, choose the pumpkin, Fall and/or Halloween fabrics you’re going to be using to make the Schnibbles pin cushion. Follow the super easy pattern instructions until you have the top made and sewn, right sides together, to the bottom, leaving a two inch opening. From this point on make the adjustments to accommodate the ‘boxing’ depending on how deep you want the pin cushion to be.


Rogue Quilter has the perfect tutorial for the ‘boxed’ Schnibbles pumpkin pin cushions.

The second set of Pin cushions also adapted from Schnibbles Tuffets is Poor Lil’ Punky. Rogue Quilter made adjustments to ‘box’ the pin cushion, providing a great front for Poor Lil’ Punky!



Me and My Stitches went on to making Poor Lil’ Punky, using Schnibbles Tuffets and introduced a pumpkin to the Jack-o Lantern… His Plain Lil’ Cousin!



Poor Lil’ Punky was originally published in Simple Quilts and Sewing Magazine Winter 2012.


To get started on these quilt block pincushions have fun with the Schnibbles Sweet Liberty Tuffets free pattern! The tuffets measure between 4″ x 4″ and 5″ x 5″.  Charm packs or scraps – all that’s required is a little bit of fabric.


To make those darndest ‘pumpkin’ pin cushions, the updated Schnibbles Pincushion pattern is available for purchase which contains 40 pincushion projects with dozens of ideas for inspiration!  Or you could use the free Schnibbles pattern and choose fabric for the theme.

Then get the free tutorial.


Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *