SEWING: Many, many pincushions

Have you seen the #PinnieParade fun which is happening over on Instagram this month?

pincushion (or pin cushion) is a small, stuffed cushion, typically 3–5 cm (1.2–2.0 in) across, which is used in sewing to store pins or needles with their heads protruding so as to take hold of them easily, collect them, and keep them organized. Source: Wikipedia

Cheri of @TinkerEllen was inspired by all of the gorgeous pincushions which Crazy Mom Quilts creates and set the community challenge of creating and sharing a pincushion for each day in August. I must admit, I am ALL OVER this challenge. The best part of this challenge, is that we can share old pincushions already in our sewing rooms or pincushions that we may have made and gifted to sewing friends.

Here are the first few pincushion pictures which I’ve shared. I think it’ll be fun to make a collage at the end of the month with pictures of all of the pincushions :)

Do you like to make pincushions? 
Whats the biggest one you’ve ever made?
How about the smallest?


  1. I love my pincushions - for use as well as for display. My biggest must be my wool felt one which is about 7" diameter.... my smallest is a dinky hexagon one made by a friend - it's about 2"...

  2. I like receiving pin cushions more than I like making them! The largest I've made was about 5" square. The smallest? The size of the lid for a 2 liter bottle of soda, so about 1.5' in diameter.


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