A Pincushion Parade…

Beth at Love, Laugh, Quilt is having a pincushion parade…before you head on over there and check it out, here’s a few of mine.

I use my magnetic pincushion most (or would that be a pin holder being there is no cushion to it?).


I made this one with my Double Wedding Ring Die.  There’s a tutorial for it here.


I made this similar one with my Rob Peter to Pay Paul die….a tutorial for that one is here.


I made this impractical bird one some time ago.


Here’s one a made using my AccuQuilt GO!  This one is designed to look like a flower.  It’s attached to a golf tee and the tee slides into the center of a spool of thread.  I use is for little project when I need a needle and thread.  The tutorial for this one is here.


This one was made by a friend I made through blogging….It hold safety pins.


Then of course I have the old stand by traditional one.


Oops I forgot this one…it holds needles and is another I designed that is made with my GO! cutter…tutorial here.


I just recently started accumulating  pincushions.  Previously…I didn’t have many at all.  I am finding that I like certain ones at certain times.  When I am pinning the car, my magnetic one isn’t the best….it’s not the best when I am pinning in the living room either.  That one really needs to just stay by my sewing machine.

How many pincushions do you have?

10 thoughts on “A Pincushion Parade…

  1. MaryLu

    I have about a dozen or so. Not all of them are made by me. I absolutely love pincushions and have them stationed all over the house in strategic places when I sew.
    I love yours, thanks for sharing!

  2. Laurel from Iowa

    I have the traditional tomato pin cushion from 100 years ago and it stays in the old plastic sewing box (also from long ago!) I mainly use my white magnetic PinPal. A friend made me a patchwork carrot pincushion in colors to match my sewing room, so I keep it on my sewing desk and admire it :D

  3. Janet B

    I have four of the traditional ones because I’ve bought them for my granddaughters hoping they would learn to sew. I use two of the Fons and Porter flower pin cushions by my machines. I have one wrist pin cushion that I use when pinning quilts on the long arm.

  4. stephanie

    I just joined the parade – what fun! Thanks for sharing your pincushions. I would like to make some of those flowers toppers on the spools. Very cute!

  5. Rose Marie

    Wow! if you have alternatives! I love them all! and thanks for including the tutorials! The bird’s delicate looks very nice, congratulations, greetings, Rose m.


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