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Cute Notions

Jan 04, 2011
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This is one of my favorite pin cushions. I don’t have a name for the little lady…she’s just very good company when I’m at my sewing machine, and she never admonishes me when I make a mistake!

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  1. User avater susannville January 6th

    I purchased this pin cushion on ebay a few years ago, and I had to refurbish the pin cushion inside the "well" and parts of the little lady...Originally the pincushion was filled with a natural fiber, stuffed inside a "ball" and inserted inside the "well" from the bottom, not the top. The bottom then had a thick paper glued in place to keep it all intact.

    My pincushion is stuffed with "parakeet sand" because I wanted the weight, and somewhere I thought I recalled "sand" offered some sharpening qualities (??) or maybe I dreamed that (!). Any hoo, I think I first made a muslin ball, filled it with sand, then used blue fabric to cover it where it would be seen from the top, and finally used a new piece of thick paper to glue onto the bottom to keep it from falling out when lifted.

  2. Moonbeams January 5th

    What is the composition of the pincusion? Did you quilt it and then sew it shut and then stuff it? Is it stuffed with fiber fill?


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