Sunday, May 25, 2014

Pins, Anyone?

My new friend and I are still debating clothing options, but in the meantime, my hands have not been idle!


These are pincushions I’ve made for my quilt guild’s sale next month.  They are all made from “orphan” blocks.  That is, quilt blocks that were left over from another project . . . or the ones that did not turn out right . . . or the ones where I misread the directions.  LOL!


But the cool thing about these pincushions?  They are made with used CDs.  Back before removable drives and cloud technology, etc., I backed up my computer files onto CD.  And I have a LOT of them!  (I use a needle to scratch the surface, so the data is no longer recoverable.)


So, two CDs, two circles of fabric, some plastic pellets, some fiberfil stuffing, and a collection of trims – and you’ve got a pincushion!


I have one I’ve been using for years at my worktable and I couldn’t craft without it!  The pellets (or sand, or walnuts, or whatever) give it some weight so it stays put and it’s large enough to hold a lot of needles and pins.  The weight and solid base means I can load it up with looooong doll needles without any tipping.  I LOVE that!


Wow!  I make them sound very impressive, don’t I?  Maybe I should make some more!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I knew there was a use for all those discs!