I thought I'd show you the components and tools I used. Just in case you have allergies also and need the visuals :)
You will have 4 little paper pieced squares, the four rectangle sides and a bottom piece. Sew the squares together to make a square and sew the 4 rectangles together to make a "ring". It truly all does come together. Trust me here!
Measure your corner 1/4 inch like this. It will help everything square up.
When you have gone all the way around with the process above, your little top will look like this. Now it's time to sew on the bottom. Exactly like you did the top. This time, leave open a middle part of one rectangle side so you can stuff it. I find it's easier than leaving a section open near an end.
|Almost there! Now stitch on the bottom|
|I use a natural cotton stuffing|
Ayumi used a covered button and that looks so finished and nice. I used a cute little pink button. I sewed it on with a 18 chenille needle and some perle cotton in orange.
Another easy way to make sure your whole square is fussy cut is with the Quilt in a Day fussy cut ruler/template. It is an exact 2 1/2 inch square. (Sneak preview of my next pincushion) !!