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Simple Quilts: Winter 2012 – Wise Owl Pincushions

Pattern can be found in the Simple Quilts & Sewing: Winter 2012 issue.

Click “Download PDF” to obtain a printable copy of full size template.

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  • linda albelo says:

    Posted September 28, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    no instructions!

  • Franceen Singleton says:

    Posted September 28, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    The Wise Owl Pincushions are adorable however
    the instructions are not included with the template. I would love to make these. Would you send me the instructions. Thank you.

  • Beth says:

    Posted September 29, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Hi…….I would like the instructions to make the wise owl pincushion. On the site, there is only the template.

    Could I please have the instructions to make the owl.


  • Rhonda Griswold says:

    Posted October 1, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Love the owl pin cushion pattern. Cannot fond the magazine in stores. Instructions won’t download. I have the template, need the instructions. HELP! I want to make for our Christmas Bazaar in Dec. Thanks.

  • Tricia says:

    Posted October 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    These are adorable. But, no instructions included with template as stated. Would you please e-mail the instructions to above address.

  • Quilt Magazine says:

    Posted October 5, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    The pattern for the Wise Owl pincushions is now available in Simple Quilts & Sewing, Winter 2012. Purchase at your local store, newsstand. You can also order on the “Back Issues” page of our website very soon.

    Keep Quilting!

  • Debbie says:

    Posted November 11, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Love these!!! I am an owl person and love everything owls! :-) I would assume that you would use two pieces of one color and 1 of the other to make an owl. gather the bottom after you sew the 3 pieces and stuff it. I am trying to make one without instructions…..

  • Sherry says:

    Posted November 25, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I made of these just now…it was easy to do…like Debbie said…cut 3 pieces, 2 of one fabric and 1 of another, stuff and gather the bottom, I glued mine to a washer so it will stand up :) He is soo cute and a great use for scraps!
    Here is my first attempt! There will be a ton of these in my workshop! lol!

  • Nancy Haneline says:

    Posted December 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    When do you sew on the eyes and what did u use for the fringe beside his eyes?

  • Bobbie Andrews says:

    Posted December 7, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I need the instructions for this owl pattern. Thanks

  • Bobbie Andrews says:

    Posted December 7, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Can you please email the instructions to the owl pincushion pattern? My address is attached. Thanks

  • Lesleyann says:

    Posted December 7, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    the fringe is made of off white wool, when you sew he pattern pieces together stuff the point with a little fiberfill, sew a line of atitches at the fold and stuff using crushed walnut shells or rice, hope this helps

  • Stef says:

    Posted December 14, 2012 at 6:40 pm


  • Peggy says:

    Posted December 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Love the owl pincusion. Are the back issues ready yet? I don’t live close to a town that would sell this magazines. Thanks.

  • Quilt Magazine says:

    Posted December 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    To get the owl pincushion pattern, go to the “Back Issues” page of our website and you can order a copy of the Simple Quilts & Sewing, Winter 2012 issue for your own.

    Keep Quilting!

  • Aggie says:

    Posted September 8, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Help???? There is no instructions- can anyone share them. Email me at

  • Aloma says:

    Posted July 16, 2015 at 8:23 am

    The sweetest little owls ever, Christmas is coming up and these would make the sweetest gifts, please be so kind as to mail instructions – thank you so much.

  • Sue says:

    Posted July 24, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    LOVE LOVE these little cute owl’s hopefully I can still get a pattern please

  • Florence says:

    Posted August 4, 2015 at 4:46 am

    i can’t understand why you need 3 pieces. There is only one pattern piece. Shouldn’t you just cut two and sew them together. Would love to have the directions if any one has them. Thanks. My email is

  • Jacqueline says:

    Posted September 20, 2015 at 4:21 am

    No template to make project…..again.


    Posted November 1, 2015 at 12:40 pm


  • Quilt Magazine says:

    Posted November 2, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Unfortunately we do not have that issue in stock and currently do not have access to the instructions. Our apologies.
    If we do receive more back issues, they will be located here:

  • mayte says:

    Posted November 9, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    me gusta mucho el buho alfiletero porque ya tengo muchos asi pequeñitos pero este es imposible poder hacerlo porque solo sale una plantilla y no soy a poder hacer el resto de las plantillas si las pueden mandar estaria muy agradecida

  • Quilt Magazine says:

    Posted November 18, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Hi Marsham

    This issue is no longer available. Sorry for the inconvienance. Please check out more of our issues here:

  • Wanda says:

    Posted November 22, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    I was able to print pattern for owl, but unable to get directions.

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