I have a confession to make, I hate pin cushions! I started out using a pin cushion, one of the traditional tomato ones, but I find it cumbersome. I find that it takes way to much thought when I am removing pins as I am sewing to get the pin stuck back in the cushion. Does anyone else share my problem?
I solved my pin cushion aversion by picking up a magnetic pin tray from a LQS, but it was ugly and bulky. Basically, it was not something that I was happy looking at every day. So I made one myself.
This is something that makes me happy and I am not embarrassed to leave it out on the table at the end of the day. I picked up a pretty bowl at Target along with some superglue and ordered some super strong magnets online. This bowl is tiny so I only used one magnet.
After few minutes of holding the magnet in place while the glue dried, I had a functional, pretty pin dish. It is much easier to toss the pins into the bowl as I am stitching away.
How about you? Are you a fan of the pin cushion, a pin bowl, or do you have some other system for keeping track of your pins?
I must admit that I had a great time this week reviewing everyone’s comments about their favorite notions, checking out new IG feeds, and discovering some great new (to me) blogs with the Quilter’s Blog Hop! A huge THANK YOU to everyone that stopped by, commented and followed. I hope you will stick around for awhile. I love feedback and getting to know my readers.
Welcome! I am happy to announce that from November 21st – 26th I will be participating in the Quilter’s Blog Hop Party plus doing a fat quarter giveaway.
Welcome to andpins! My name is Elizabeth from Philadelphia with a thirty+ year old Bernina sewing machine (the lovely 801) and a teeny-tiny kitchen with a new found love for quilting and a passion for baking, hence the blog name. This is a space for my work, my musings, favorite recipes and other things I like. I am an active member of the Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild and I am always on the lookout for swaps and bees. Feel free to follow me here or on Instagram.
Enough about me, on to the giveaway! I’m giving away a fat quarter bundle Bella Solids in my favorite colors: charcoal, red, black, and snow.
The giveaway is now closed. Check this post for a list of everyone’s favorite notions and the giveaway winner!
How to enter? All you have to do is follow @andpins on Instagram and leave a comment on this post with your Instagram handle.
Don’t have Instagram? Just leave me a comment telling me what notion you cannot live without.
The winner will be announced on November 26th at Noon EST. (Sorry, I can only ship within the United States.) Thanks for stopping by and happy blog hopping!