In the early part of this year, I wrote an article for Popular Patchwork magazine about ‘Pins in the Sewing room’. I use a wide variety of different pins and am fond of my various pincushions, like the one below which I made years ago from a needlepoint piece based on a William Morris strawberry design. This one houses my long, flat-head pins. I employ these pins for pinning out quilts – if I have access to a large carpeted area and I also use them for marking the centre of each side of the backing and quilt so quilts are laid up squarely. Click here to see the post about laying up a quilt using an adhesive spray.
In the same issue of Popular Patchwork was a project to make a fun ‘Circus tent’ pincushion – a nice sturdy one with plenty of space for lots of pins. To go with it was a useful wrist pincushion in a starry fabric. Both of these patterns now appear on the Popular Patchwork website as a free pattern. To go to the website, click here. Enjoy!
Photo credit: Popular Patchwork