Hello and happy Tuesday! Today over on the Moda Cutting Table blog they are talking about pincushions…so I thought this might be a good time to post a few of my thoughts about the ever-so-useful staple in sewing baskets!
I’m definitely a pincushion kind of girl. I’ve always used them, and I prefer
them to some of the newer magnetic varieties for keeping pins (I do love my pin bowls, but I use them for paper clips and binding clips). Shortly before Christmas I made the lovely pincushion by Anna Graham found in her book Handmade Style: 23 Must-Have Basics to Stitch, Use, and Wear. I really love this pincushion and have it sitting on my cutting table at all times with a few pins and some notions I like to have close at hand.
But I have other pincushions I love as well. I’ve got this groovy vintage-looking watermelon pincushion made by a friend that is amazing. It’s a good size and has crushed walnut shells inside (the perfect pincushion stuffing).
I also keep a smaller one right next to my sewing machine. Love this one, too!
I had some even smaller pincushions that I love for travel, but I gave them all away…I need to make a new one for myself. I shared this one recently…
you can read more about the pretty pincushion that I designed and watch a video tutorial for it on this post.
What are your thoughts on pincushions? Love them? Use them often? Be sure to stop by the Moda blog today to see even more fun pincushions!
I’ll continue with the stash building posts next Tuesday…thanks so much for stopping by!