I thought it would be fun to show my entire pincushion collection with you today! Some were made by me and several were made by my friends. I love them all! I could barely fit them all in one frame (hahaha!)....no surprise there!
These two are my favorite ones to use
....at least this week! :) I love that they have a firm base (a repurposed tuna can) and that they sit up higher than most pincushions. There is a tutorial here
, from a long
time ago, if you care to make one of your own.
My pincushion "candy bowl" is full! This makes me super happy!
And one more...I made this little one on retreat this weekend. I found a scrap with my birth year on it and it was centered on the piece of fabric, so I just HAD to make a pincushion out of it. Isn't that the cutest? It's scrap project # 116!
If you are curious to know how I make my pincushions, I basically follow the directions in this tutorial
...I just change up the patchwork on the top panel. I like to fill my smaller pincushions with crushed walnut shells, which I purchase in large quantities from the pet store. (They are sold as lizard litter). If the pincushions are over 5" or 6" I fill them with poly fiberfill, so they don't get too heavy. I hope that helps to answer any questions you may have!
Happy Monday to you!
The armchair one is adorable!
I love the tuna can pincushions, one of my peeves with some pincushions is when the pincushion is too thin and the pins poke through and stab you, the tuna can would prevent that quite nicely.
Just wonderful!!! I have been trying to find crushed walnut shells over here in the UK since reading your tutorial - all the people who work in the pet stores think I am crazy!!
I love the little tiny dresden!
Love all your pincushions. I have the tuna can tutorial printed out and ready to make, hopefully after all my Christmas sewing is done.
great idea for a tuna can - I am curious as to what you are going to do with all of them!
People can be so creative. And to think that I just have one!
I always love seeing your posts with a pincushion in there so seeing this superb collection is a bonus!
I think I may hop along to your tutorial for the "tuna" pincushion!
Goodness! I thought I had a pincushion problem!
I bought my giant sack of walnut shells from a specialist snake/reptile pet shop. Going there was an experience in itself.
Why do I foresee a larger "candy bowl" in your future? :) Thanks to you, I have actually made a few pincushions, but they drive me batty to use...I am too accustomed to my faithful "Grabbit" magnetic thingy :)
I love the pear pincushion!
A bowl of pin cushions...how awesome is that. I need to give your tutorial a try
These are so pretty! I love the mini Dresden. Actually ... who am I kidding? I love them all.
Absolutely wonderful, a girl can never have too many pincushions. x
What a fantastic collection of pincushions! Thanks for the tutorial on the tuna can pincushion, I may have to make some chicken salad this weekend ( Not a big tuna fan) so I can give this tutorial a try.
Wow! That's alotta pincushions.
Oh I like the tuna can pin cushion. I am going over to check out the directions. Thanks, Debbie
Every time I see your pin cushions it makes me want my own bowl full of them even though I rarely use one. I use a magnetic bowl instead. Happy Thanksgiving
I just love your pincushions. I made a couple of the tuna fish style pincushions when your tutorial came out. These are also my favorites. I have used a small peanut butter container. I picked the height by using DH's Dremel tool to trim the container where I wanted.
Thanks for the great show of your pincushions.
Just Another Quilter
I could really sit down to a bowl of your pincushions and fill up on the eye candy inside.
I love pincushions and yours are so full of scrappy goodness, just beautiful!
My grandma crocheted pin cushions just like the lavender one you have right in the middle of the picture. I wish I had one of those now. Problem was I was only 8 years old or so, and I had no need for one.
What a super pincushion photo!
such cute pincushions and a stellar day at the thrift too!
Oh, so extremely cute! Lovely tiny pillows! Writers from pinkelstar.com loved them so much!
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