Good Neighbors Pincushion Party

Good Neighbors Pincushion Party
September 29, 2015 nicole

One of the first people I ever followed when I decided to quilt something was Crazy Mom Quilts blog by Amanda Jean Nyberg.  She shares tutorials, so so many inspiring projects and link ups every Friday to share our work. Amanda’s Finish it Friday post really encouraged me to work on my projects each week knowing that I could share them on her blog and then find other amazing quilters who were linked up there as well. She has inspired me from the first moment I ever thought to make a quilt so it is an extreme honor to be a part of the Good Neighbors Pincushion party, celebrating her new line (by the same name) for Connecting Threads.


Amanda has been in the quilting community for a long time so she has seen different styles of fabrics come and go, and I really think she went the right direction with her fabric line. It has the perfect blend from each color – as I tried to communicate through my pincushion. There are light medium and dark variations on each color, by how much white is used as the background or as a detail.


Maybe I am a sucker for rainbow fabrics – I tend to use them a lot – but I just love how perfect these are used together in one project. Before cutting up the fabric given to me I was thinking, how am I going to fit all of these fabrics into one pincushion? So the only answer was to just do it! I added a strip of fun fabric measuring tape ribbon I found in the Target $1 bin as a place to pin my wonder clips to. I tend to use those just as much as straight pins these days and it’s nice to have a little spot to hide them from my son. Why do kids love those things so much? I am always buying new ones because they keep disappearing into my sons room!


This pincushion is a bit larger than what I usually make but is a fun shape that fits right under my sewing machine table. You were probably expecting some variation of a hexie pincushion weren’t you! Hahaha, I actually almost made one (I still have fabric left so maybe that will be next!)



I got to pull out my rainbow pins and wonder clips for this one 🙂

Thanks for coming by today for my stop on the Good Neighbors Pincushion Party! The collection is now available and is very well priced at $5.96/yard! To find out more about this fabric be sure to stop by Connecting Threads and look for the Good Neighbors Collection by Amanda / Crazy Mom Quilts!

P.S. they are letting me give away a charm pack of the entire line! Just leave a message telling me what you would make with the charm pack and I will randomly choose a winner this Friday! (This is open to U.S. / Canadian residents only due to shipping)

Here is also a list of the other amazing pincushion party participants:

9/1/2015 Amanda Jean
9/2/2015 Anna
9/3/2015 Mary
9/4/2015 Svetlana
9/5/2015 Debbie
9/6/2015 Holly
9/7/2015 Carla
9/8/2015 Faith
9/9/2015 Vanessa
9/10/2015 Anna
9/11/2015 Krista
9/12/2015 Erin
9/13/2015 Lee
9/14/2015 Alex
9/15/2015 Cheryl
9/16/2015 Penny
9/17/2015 Amy
9/18/2015 Debbie
9/19/2015 Anne
9/20/2015 Melissa Corry
9/21/2015 Amber
9/22/2015 Nettie
9/23/2015 Adrianne
9/24/2015 Cindy
9/25/2015 Amy
9/26/2015 Chase
9/27/2015 Rene
9/28/2015 Erin
9/29/2015 Nicole
9/30/2015 Teri


Comments (90)

  1. Anne D. 3 years ago

    I have had 3 grandchildren added to my family in the past 9 months, and so far only one of them has gotten a quilt from Grandma. I think I would add some white solid to the pack and see what I could make in a toddler-size quilt. (By the time I get it done, they’ll all be out of the baby stage, most likely!)

  2. Lori Morton 3 years ago

    LOOOOVE your Pin Cushion! This Hop has been such fun..& Inspiring!! Have never made Pin cushion before…and now have all kinds of ideas…& want to make one for all my sewy Friends!! 🙂

    Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way!

  3. Joyce Carter 3 years ago

    Love your pincushion. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. Since I am into quilty things, I would probably use these beautiful fabrics in a quilt.

  4. Kathy E. 3 years ago

    Oooh, I am crazy about your pincushion and need one too! When sewing, I’m trying to stick my pins in the pincushion without taking my eyes off the running machine and sometimes I miss, so this is an excellent solution. Plus, it’s so colorful and fun! Yep, this is what I’ll make with the charm pack. Thanks!

  5. Helen 3 years ago

    Your pincushion is fantastic. The shape is unique and practical! If I win the charm pack, I would probably make a colorful, bright charity quilt for the kids’ chemo unit where I donate quilts.

  6. jeanne e. 3 years ago

    love your pincushion…might need to make something similar to fit my juki. 🙂 if i were to win the charm pack, i think i would make a few EPP projects with it…like a new pincushion…or try some of those cute little dumpling pouches. thanks for the chance to win. this is such a cute line of fabric!

  7. Sharon 3 years ago

    What a great way to corral those wonder clips! I have enjoyed this blog hop, and think the charm pack would make some cheery pincushions for my quilty friends for Christmas gifts.

  8. Shirley Elliott 3 years ago

    Love your pincushion. If I were the lucky winter, the charm pack would go in a scrap quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  9. Melissa meinhard 3 years ago

    I love the shape of this pincushion, so practical.
    I would use the charm pack to make a mini, the colors and patterns are sweet

  10. Jo West 3 years ago

    I would make a small baby quilt or table topper. Love your pin custion.

  11. Cheri 3 years ago

    I would make all of these wonderful pincushions.

  12. Tamie 3 years ago

    I think this would make a great pencil roll for my granddaughter.

  13. Teri 3 years ago

    Umm, Amanda Jean has got me obsessed with pincushions so I guess I would make those.

  14. Veronica 3 years ago

    I would make a pincushion because I love making pincushions. They’re so quick and easy.

  15. Sandi 3 years ago

    Love your idea it is too cute. Waiting for my order to arrive, I may have to borrow your idea. No rain, No rainbows? Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Jeanmarie 3 years ago

    I’m thinking about a patchwork/rainbow zippy pouch!! Thanks for the giveaway! Your pincushion is my favorite this month, very different!

  17. Wendy S 3 years ago

    I have been very inspired by all these wonderful pincushions this month. So 1st I would have to pick my favorite and then what is left over would make it into pot holders. I’m making some bright, cheery, & scrappy pot holders to give to my girl friends, sisters, & Mom. The holidays are around the corner!

  18. Elena B 3 years ago

    I would make this clever pincushion! Just lovenit, especially the place for wonderclips. Well done!!

  19. Jennifer 3 years ago

    Your pincushion is quite unique and I really like the idea of a long one like this sitting right in front of my machine. I spend a lot of time bumbling around looking for pins so this might help with that : ) I love the perky freshness of Amanda Jean’s fabrics so I would probably piece a table runner or add some solids to the charm pack and sew up some placemats.

  20. Anita 3 years ago

    Your pincushion is fantastic!
    I would use the charm pack for a sewing machine cover.

  21. Anita Carol Gambrell 3 years ago

    I would make cute hexes !

  22. Gigi Voegeli 3 years ago

    I think I would make a toddler quilt. Cute!

  23. Delaine 3 years ago

    Your idea for a pin cushion is so clever! I love it. That is what I would make with this fabric. Thanks!

  24. Sarah 3 years ago

    Your pincushion is fantastic! I think I’m going to make one to sit by my machine. Thanks for the inspiration.

  25. Lee 3 years ago

    I would love to make some pincushions! thanks!

  26. Quintuplicatemom 3 years ago

    I think I would make a baby quilt with this fabric. And I love your pincushion!

  27. Lisa E 3 years ago

    My daughter just started college, so I think I would make something for her dorm room. Maybe pillows!

  28. bee 3 years ago

    after all of these great pincushions, that’s the first thing i would make !

  29. Sandy K 3 years ago

    I would use them for a table runner. It would really brighten my table.

  30. Vicki H 3 years ago

    I love your long skinny pincushion. I would like to make a pillow.

  31. Michele T 3 years ago

    I think that I would try to use all the pieces of the his cute fabric line too!!! Love your original idea!!!

  32. Emily C 3 years ago

    I would try my hand at making one of these super cute pincushoins. Although, it is really hard to pick just one.

  33. stanleybeagle 3 years ago

    I’d have to start making pincushions!

  34. linda newman 3 years ago

    I would make a colorful pillow for one of my kids!

  35. Sally Dixon 3 years ago

    I would definitely make some pincushions and maybe some small bags.

  36. Debbi 3 years ago

    I would make a patchwork teddy bear pillow or maybe a pin cushion, or maybe incorporate it in a spring wall hanging…so many ideas, so little time! I LOVE your idea of putting tape on the pincushion to hold your wonder clips. Mine hide in a Celestial Seasonings tea tin when they are not in use so my daughter does not “borrow” them but this would be great to have when as a place to park them while sewing with them.

  37. Susan K 3 years ago

    So much fun – love your pin cushion! I would make a cover for my sewing machine!

  38. Melissa Miller 3 years ago

    These charms would make some colorful mug rugs.

  39. Debbie Miller 3 years ago

    I love the fabrics and love your long pincushion! I am willingly and gladly suffering from pincushion overdose and so would have to make lots of them using all the fabulous ideas!

  40. Dawn Jones 3 years ago

    Maybe a handbag.

  41. Marcelle 3 years ago

    This fabric is so alluring! I am thinking about a baby fan quilt to show off all the pieces in the line.

    Cute pin cushion! I usually avoid the dollar spot at Target, but that ribbon is super!

  42. Anne Marie 3 years ago

    I would make a pincushion like yours – love the oblong shape.

  43. Sarah J 3 years ago

    These would be fun for placemats! Love seeing the line all together- they are so fun and cheerful!

  44. MoeWest 3 years ago

    I would make a mini quilt with the charm pack and a pincushion or two!

  45. Doris McCarty 3 years ago

    I would add it to my hexie quilt.

  46. Diane B 3 years ago

    Love the measuring tape to hold the binding clips. $1 at Target—SCORE!
    W/Good Neighbors it’s the perfect rainbow for a pillow…which would be behind my back on my sewing or reading chair. Thanks for sharing your rainbow…there’s a pot of gold awaiting you!

  47. karen 3 years ago

    Amanda Jean saved the best for last–your pincushion is totally delightful! I just love her new fabric and would definitely start with a mini mini. I just quickly glanced at your first photo before I began reading and smiled because I thought you had a little row of rainbow colored cars lined up–seemed like such a touch of whimsy—which is a very long way of saying–I can see all kinds of reasons that your son would abscond with your clips 🙂

  48. Shasta Matova 3 years ago

    What a clever idea to make a super long pincushion to showcase all the beautiful rainbow of fabric. I’m not sure what I would make if I won, but I have a new bed, so I would probably make a pillow or a runner for the edge of the bed.

  49. Bonnie 3 years ago

    Love your pincushion! The measuring tape for wonder clips was a great idea. I would like to make a table topper with the charm pack. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  50. rrjane011749 3 years ago

    These fabrics would make an adorable baby quilt!

  51. Debby 3 years ago

    I love this pincushion. I made a similar one for my machine. It is a similar shape, but a little smaller and I was able to tie it right around the side of my machine so it is right there. It isn’t very pretty though. I would love to make a new one!

  52. Lodi Srygley 3 years ago

    We need a new name – Wonder Clip Cushion! I would make a Sew Together Bag as I’ve always admired the ones Amanda Jean has made!

  53. Linda Smith 3 years ago

    It is time to make a colorful pillow for my hubby. He loves bright colors and the little pillow he uses behind his back when he works at the computer is shabby.

  54. Chris 3 years ago

    I love the pincushion but I would probably add some solids and make a quilt.

  55. Pam 3 years ago

    I love your pincushion! It’s so unique! I would make a pincushion and use the rest of the fabrics in a quilt. Thanks for sharing your pincushion and your beautiful blog!

  56. Bethany Allie 3 years ago

    I would definitely make pin cushions with the charm pack. The hard part wil be choosing which one.

  57. Lisa Marie 3 years ago

    Such a creative way to make a pincushion, love it! I like to use charm packs to make table runners so if I win that’s likely what I would do.

  58. Allison C 3 years ago

    I would make a zipper pouch

  59. Carole Williams 3 years ago

    If I were to win this charm pack I would have to make some pincushions for my friends and relatives. I also make something for my ladies in my Sunday School class so they would each receive one from me I love your pincushion since it is so different.

  60. Suzanne 3 years ago

    Wow, your pincushion is so wonderful. I love how very long it it and how you used the twill tape to for clips. If I were to win the charm pack, I’d be tempted to make a pincushion a la Amanda Jean but a mug rug would also be a fun use.

  61. Buffy 3 years ago

    What a seriously good idea for a pin cushion!! I love that it shows anything goes…what creative ideas sewists have! Love it. With these fabrics I’d love to make a doll quilt for my daughter’s baby Iona…she keeps telling me baby Iona is asking for her own blanket! 🙂

  62. Melissa Williamson 3 years ago

    I would make a baby quilt. I love your pin cushion and I spotted a hexie that is adorable too!!

  63. Rebecca 3 years ago

    your pin cushion is so different and clever. I love the bright fabrics, they are eye candy to me…..thank you

  64. Jackie 3 years ago

    I would use it to make a quilt for my 2 week old sixth child! 😃

  65. carolyn montgomery 3 years ago

    i would love to make your rainbow pin cushion with the charm pack. thanks for the chance to win.

  66. Kamille 3 years ago

    I would love to make a pincushion as well. There has been such inspiration. Yours is definitely one of my favorites. I love the unique shape, so functional and cute! Thanks.

  67. Quilting Tangent 3 years ago

    Love your rainbow pincushion, great way to organize those pretty pins. I would make a quilt or an organizer bag with the giveaway.

  68. Sue 3 years ago

    Hmmmm! A charm pack……………….maybe a cute little pencil pouch for my granddaughter and some PINCUSHIONS!!! so many inspiring designs to choose from!

  69. Tina 3 years ago

    I love this pin cushion idea. I would make a wonderful pillow or an apron with these colors as inspiration. Thanks for the chance.

  70. Elizabeth McDonald 3 years ago

    After seeing all of the adorable pincushions, I would definitely make a pincushion, or two or three!

  71. Annette 3 years ago

    I’ve never made a pincushion before but I’m ready to try it!

  72. Carole 3 years ago

    I would make some pincushions because I have been inspired this month by this hop. Sew much fun.

  73. Toni A. 3 years ago

    I’m getting some hexie papers & would like to make a bright mini-quilt to add color to a winter’s day. All those colors in Good Neighbors would do it.

  74. brenda 3 years ago

    Id love to win! These pincushions are so inspiring!

  75. isabella 3 years ago

    I love rainbows of any kind, the charm pack will be for my daughter as she is a new quilter she needs fabrics for herself.

  76. TerryAnne B 3 years ago

    I love the pincushions, but I think I’d make some scrappy coasters and a co-ordinating round table runner for my coffee table. I love the colors in this line. Thanks so much!

  77. Jane 3 years ago

    I would love to make a pincushion in the same shape as yours- it’s such a clever idea & is very convenient when sewing- no more hunting around for my other pincushion! Thanks for the chance to win!! Love your blog!!!

  78. Nancy Hilderbrand 3 years ago

    I would make a couple of the long pincushions for Christmas gifts. I never have enough room in a pincushion for all my needles.

  79. Pam L. 3 years ago

    What a clever and beautiful pin cushion! I keep a little square on in the same spot, but this is more practical! Those fabrics
    are so pretty too. I’ve really enjoyed this pincushion party and getting acquainted with new bloggers.

  80. Karen Thurn 3 years ago

    I would make some pincushions with this charm pack. I’ve enjoyed reading the blogs and seeing all the ideas so I would love to add several of those new pincushions to my sewing area.

  81. Amanda Jean 3 years ago

    You did an amazing job on the pincushion, Nicole! I LOVE it SO MUCH! I love that you were able to squeeze in so many prints into one project. Way to go! What a clever idea to use the ribbon to hold the wonder clips. Thank you for being a part of the pincushion party! and thanks for your kind words! xo

  82. Susan McGregor 3 years ago

    I love your pincushion and the ingenious use of the measuring tape ribbon. If I won the charm pack I would probably make a pincushion too or a mini quilt.

  83. Lynne 3 years ago

    Love your pincushion! I would use these charms in a quilt.

  84. Kay Nelson 3 years ago

    I LOVE your pincushion… the use of all the rainbow colors and the practicality of the shape! Tho am a hexie lover, too and may have to make both ideas.

  85. Alice Ronne 3 years ago

    I would make some pincushions and some small zip bags for holiday gift-giving. Thanks for the giveaway! akronne17(at)gmail(dot)com

  86. selina 3 years ago

    Love your idea for a pincushion. The tape for the clips is perfect. Mine are everywhere, so I appreciate the functionality.

  87. Laura 3 years ago

    This is such a colorful collection. I would use it to make one of five baby quilts that are quickly moving to the top of my to do list.

  88. Sandy 3 years ago

    What a beautiful and fun fabric line!! I would make some snap bags and little zipper bags.

  89. Meaghan 3 years ago

    I love rainbows, too! And I think I’d use this to make my first mini-quilt, which I’d promptly pack up and ship off to my aunt’s 17 year old arthritic cat Walker, who was my best friend 15 years ago when I lived in Switzerland as an au pair for a year. We spent weekends together bird watching and drinking tequila. 😛

  90. Lisa 3 years ago

    I know the giveaway is over…but I just had to ditto your comment about kids loving wonder clips….mine are always missing, and then located in my sons room :).

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