I have several pincushions, but they are boring. I keep an assortment of sewing needles stuck in the vintage tomato shape pincushion. At least it’s pink, rather than the traditional red. Someone once gave me a tiny pincushion created using a bottle cap, and something else, not sure. One wears it on a finger. I never could get used to it. Because I rarely throw anything away (especially if someone handmade it for me), I’m sure it’s in a tin somewhere.
For the main stay while sewing, I use a simple rectangle shaped pincushion an aunt made me about twenty plus years ago. I’m tired of it. I am ready for a new one (or two or three)!
I’m thinking pincushions for this year’s Christmas gifts! I would think everyone, not just sewists, could use a pincushion! Safety pins, anyone?
I started working on a couple before Momma fell and broke her leg the first part of July. I left them at my studio when I came to
Dallas to help her mend
and get back to independent living. I will finish when I return home because
one is a “pass it on” gift I really need to finish and get in the mail!
The evolution of the pincushion is certainly not boring any longer! They’ve come a long way, baby!
I love this idea found on Martha Stewart’s site: Wrap around the arm of a sewing machine pincushion! For those few pins here and there, I would think this is easy to sew up and put to work quickly! Oops, I just glanced over and noticed my Pfaff. It won’t work on my machine, but maybe it will on yours!
A perfect use for scraps! Woven pincushion!
This one is a cutie: Owl pincushion. This is on the top of my list!
My favorite of all time quilt design ~ the Log cabin ~ made into a pincushion!
Okay, I like this one, too! The Bird Pincushion may be just number two on my to-do list! Their video interview with Joel shows us how!
Of course, I looked at Pinterest!
QuiltmakerMagazine has a nice collection on their Pinterest board. Then I simply searched Pinterest for Pincushions and came up with a bunch more! Check them out for great inspiration!
Do you have a favorite pincushion?
PS! Just found Pink Polka Dot Creations, that suggests stuffing the pincushion with steel wool! Sharpen pins/needles at the same time as storing! Clever!