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!

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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!

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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.)

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

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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!

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

1 comment:

virtualquilter said...

I knew there was a use for all those discs!