Want to make a pincushion you can leave out? It really is handy to have one out with a few straight pins and maybe even one or two threaded needles in white and maybe beige for those unexpected loose buttons.
The pincushion idea I want to share is pretty enough to leave out. The photo to left is one I made for moi, by moi.
The pattern I actually got from Quilts & More magazine and it is from over a year ago. As I "googled" the pincushion and magazine I was given a link to the exact designer of this fabulous pincushion! Her name is Heather Bailey, she has an awesome blog. Click here for a link to her blog and her entry about her debut in the magazine featuring her adorable pincushions: http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/heather_bailey/2007/05/playing_with_pi.html
I also want to say that her pincushions are awesome because she is using fabrics from her line she designed. They look amazing. When I made mine I just went to a local craft/fabric store, but I really wish I had went to a nice quilt shop, such as Olde Green Cupboard and purchased some nice fabric such as Heather Bailey's line.
What is fun about these pincushions is you can mix and match fabrics, ribbons and buttons to make all kinds of styles. ***I also filled my pincushions with plastic pellets like the ones used in bean bags (you can find them at any craft store) to fill mine so they are weighted.***
Below is another one I made for my daughter's teacher last year. She is an avid quilter and loved it!
Be Inspired! -Karol