Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Pincushion Links

I feel like it's been awhile since I've posted any links so here are few for making pincushions.

I don't know if you need to be logged in to see these pincushions (I hope not) but there are some really cute ones on the Better Homes and Gardens site. I've seen a few of them before but I don't think they are all repeats. Or maybe they are. Anyway, there's a fun patchwork one by Heather Bailey, a pretty flower from Anna Maria Horner, and a bunch made out of wool including a Spring hat, a heart, three with flowers on top, and ones with a dragonfly, a bee, and a sunflower. And, beware the annoying pop-up ad for Coffee Mate.

I just remembered I made that heart pincushion last year. And, I just found a blurry picture of it on Flickr. Maybe I purposely moved the camera when I took the photo so the French knots would be out of focus and you couldn't see how crappy they were.

Felt heart

That heart is kind of big to be a pincushion now that I think about it. The pattern I used was originally on All People Quilt. The link I had on my blog last year no longer works but the instructions and pattern are still there for a Wool Heart Valentine. (I told you it was too big to be a pincushion. It's really a Valentine.)

At Crazy Mom Quilts, you can find a ton of tutorials, including this one for making a pincushion from a tuna can and some fabric [link via Needlework News at Craft Gossip]. And, if you want to use your finished cross stitch project to make a pincushion from a tin can, check out the tutorial on My Cross Stitch.


Molly said...

I love pincushions and links! Thank you for posting these..I haven't looked at them all but I will. Your blue heart pincushion is so nice.

Smilingsal said...

That blue heart could've been a Blue Monday post!

Lil_Birdie said...

As always you find the best links . The cross stitched one using the can is so awesome . I'm really needing a quick crafty fix like this one now , thanks so much :)
Love your little blue heart and your new banner too !

CC said...

I love your blue makes a great pincushion. Will definately check out those sites,I love pincushions !!

Jenaveve said...

Ooh-ooh! I'm in love with pincushions right now, thanks so much for all the links.

Threeundertwo said...

I sent you an email, but I'm not sure if it was the right address. Have you seen the gorgeous "gingerbread" hearts over at

Also, I found the most gorgeous crazy quilt pincushion at

I love pincushions! I have too many!

Kellie said...

Cute! I have an adorable pincushion "souffle" w/an embroidered cupcake that I did an apron trade for. It's the only pincushion I own other than one of those ugly tomatoes.

I'd tell you I'm going to make one for myself, but we both know there's no chance in H-E-double hockey sticks that'll happen anytime soon! Still, I know where to come for a link when I get ready to finally do it. ;)

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I saw the tutorial on Crazy Mom Quilts and have been wanting to make a pincushion ever since! They're so cute!