Tuesday, September 19, 2006

My Pin Cushions
















Here is a photo of some of my pin cushions... The green heart one I bought in 1992 in a little store while shopping with my Mom. It holds an odd assortment of pins, including a safety pin on the top loop, which I use for pulling elastic through waistbands. I use this pin cushion the most. Every once in awhile I have to go through it and remove the rusting pins and the bent pins!

About 5-6 years ago I made a bunch of heart ornaments for Christmas presents and kept several of them for little pin cushions - they say things like Hope, Peace, Love, Joy... in metallic threads. The little ones are very handy, although the pin points come out the back! I also have a box (or 2) of long quilting pins (some of those are in the pin cushions). And then there is my box of silk pins (very fine pins for sewing clothes/slippery/fine fabrics), which I keep seperately.

What do your pin cushions look like, or do you not use them?
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11 comments:

quiltpixie said...

I have an assortmentof pin cushions, one for my my design wall, one for by my sewing machine, one for only silk pins, one for the living room table... I'll have to dig them out and take some pictures...

Leah S said...

I'm afraid I just use the original box that my pins came in. So fun when I knock it over...... :P

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

I love your pin cushions. I'll have to share pictures of some of mine soon.

Jeanne said...

Those little hearts are especially cute!
I'll put a pic of mine in my next blog entry.
Jeanne

floribunda said...

I have a variety of pin cushions kicking around; once in a while I try to sort out my pins into different cushions, and put all the hand-sewing needles in one place -- but it never lasts for very long!

Nadine said...

How cute ! And such a nice idea to post some pics ! (I'll post one too). It's funny because I was just thinking of making a new one (with an old small UFO) this week...

Gail said...

I have several, organized much like quiltpixie mentions --will have to dig out the camera.

Anonymous said...

Do you know the triangular chicken pin cushions? I've got 2 that are cats! (Suprised?) (I also have one of those thread catcher bags that sit on the edge of your sewing table - made with cat fabric - it has a pin cushionon it.)

jpquilter said...

stumbled on to your blog this morning - I love pincushions and have quite a little collection - I will have to take some pics and post them on my blog - Juliann

Darcie said...

Aaw. That pin cushion is precious, Evelyn. And most of all...I would bet that the memories that it holds of a shopping day with your Mom outnumber the pins!

Love the idea of the teeny pin cushions! Great little gift favor for a luncheon with quilting friends.

Laurie Ann said...

My friend Melody gave me a couch shaped pin cushion one year that I though I would never use, but kept to remind me of her. I've used the heck out of that thing! I'll try to remember to take a pic for my blog.