Martingale Publishing sent me some quilting books to review…well they are only ebooks..and they all aren’t exactly quilting. This one for example is all pincushions. It’s called Pin Pals. I’ve been eagerly waiting for this one!!
Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company is the author of this one. I follow her on Instagram and had seen as she made so many of these. I think she was inspired when Crazy Mom Quilts was doing a pincushion series. Regardless of the hows and whys, a book came of the adventure and we all get the benefit of it.
If you are a quilter and are always looking for gifts for a your quilting friends, I highly recommend the book. HIGHLY. There are MANY ideas for easy ones….
…to more complicated ones. I can easily see a mother and daughter loving the book. There are some easy ones for a beginner to make and some harder ones for a more experience sewist to make.
There are often more than one pincushion shown using the same pattern only in different colorways. Like this…
The photography is so cute.
The designs vary too.
Some feature classic quilt block designs like this Granny Square….
Aren’t these so cute??
When I first saw the book I told myself “NO! You don’t need to buy this. You have an ebook version.”
But they are so cute!! I know I’d love paging through these at bedtime. I’m not much of an actual book reader anymore. I’m more of a pattern book reader.
I know someone who I’d love to make and gift this to… I want the charms though….Hmmm.
Buying the book is tempting me like CRAZY!! How fun would this be to putz with!! The pieces are ironed on and then stitched down. Oh my CUTENESS!!
Here’s another I really like.
So will I cave and get the book? I think so. The nice thing is that the pincushions will never be “out of style”. We all need one, or two or 40!! Sometimes if I buy a quilt book the technique is more of a fad. This book I think would be a good purchase as it will last..
I promised myself, not so much buying this year….but I’m caving on this one. It’s too cute. Too tempting. Too useful. Too EVERYTHING! Here I go to Amazon to buy Pin Pals.