I am here today with a fun project by my newest sponsor – Fat Quarter Shop! I am a HUGE fan of pin cushions, I probably have created over 200 of them so I knew this project would be right up my alley.
Pin cushions in the sewing world are not only a necessary item, they keep our pins from littering our sewing areas and have them at the ready for us to grab while we are sewing. They are also a quick make and can be whipped up in under an hour for a fun gift addition in a sewing swap or just a friend who is thinking about starting on their sewing journey.
I also like to view pin cushions as my sewing accessory, like a fun scarf or a flashy pair of shoes, my pin cushion acts as a decorative touch in some of my sewing photos for blog posts….so lets get started!
For my pin cushion I decided to make one with a fabric I have been using a ton of lately – Handcrafted by Alison Glass.
Using a bit of a rainbow range, I paired it with black and white text fabric also by Alison, and a fun measuring tape ribbon I found in the $1 bin at Target (almost a year ago, I think I might have purchased every single one in the city of Chicago).
I love how my white straight pins pop against those saturated colors!
This also coordinates with a granny square project that is a work in progress right now.
The size is just right to fit in a small sewing bag, or sitting right beside your machine.
I also used the text fabric as the backing as well.
The main thing I love about this pin cushion is how the squares can also be used to section off different types of needles and pins!
Other things that I learned while watching this video:
- Starching your small squares and how it really does help when sewing them together
- The fun trick Sherri has for the opening of the pincushion… you will have to watch the video for that one 🙂
You can read more about this fun and fast project over on the Fat Quarter Shop blog today and also over on my friend’s blogs – can’t wait to see what fabrics they chose!
Kitty from Night Quilter
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Nicole from Modern Handcraft – that’s me!
Jessica from Quilty Habit
Jessee from Art School Dropout
Tina from Emily Ann’s Kloset
Michele from Island Life Quilts
Angie from Gnome Angel
Sinta from Pink Pin Cushion
Melissa from Happy Quilting
Thank you so much for stopping by today!