Adorable afternoon projects: handmade pincushions (+ fabric giveaway!)

Pincushion Appeal

Are you a “pincushion enthusiast?” If you are—or want to be—get ready to fall in love with Just Another Button Company, led by mother-daughter team Cecile McPeak and Rachel Martin. The popularity of these clever button designers has soared with the introduction of their charming pincushion designs. Now they’ve joined us to share their patterns in book form with you—and they invite you to become a pincushion enthusiast too!

Romance pincushion from Pincushion AppealThe projects in Pincushion Appeal make it easy to transform scraps of wool and floss into fluttering birds, jolly Santas, and even a bride and groom. Embellish your pincushions with buttons, pins, beads, appliqués, and more. If you like, you can even purchase one of six special embellishment kits so your pincushions look just like the projects in the book. Best of all? You can make most of these sweet projects in an afternoon.

Today Cecile is here at Stitch This! to talk more about being a pincushion enthusiast, and to share a few ideas for making the projects in Pincushion Appeal your own. Thanks for being here, Cecile!


Weeks Dye WorksGIVEAWAY ALERT! Our friends at Weeks Dye Works have provided a luxurious bundle of eight wool fat quarters to give away to you! Find out how you can win this beautiful stack PLUS a copy of Pincushion Appeal at the bottom of this post.

Wool fat quarters from Weeks Dye Works


Cecile McPeak and Rachel MartinCreative people love pincushions—it’s no secret. We collect pincushions and “pin” pictures of them because they make us happy. Some of us make pincushions—but we ALL should!

Pincushions are simple to make, inexpensive, and fast. Plus, each one is a little bit of art—your own art! The new book Pincushion Appeal is perfect for the creative crowd. Eight pincushions with full-sized patterns and beautiful photographs are all-new designs from us—Cecile McPeak and Rachel Martin—designers for Just Another Button Company™.

In the book, we describe the fabric, supplies, and tools used to create the pincushions, and we give you lots of sewing tips. Beginners will be delighted by the simplicity of sewing with felted wool and will also find the illustrated hand stitches very helpful. Experienced sewists can choose to machine sew pincushion seams and will have fun sorting through fabric stashes for creative ways to make pincushions with a unique look.

Pincushion designs from Pincushion Appeal
“Measuring Mushroom” and “Succulent Garden”

Pincushion designs from Pincushion Appeal
“Splash” and “Mr. and Mrs. Spoolkeep”

Pincushion designs from Pincushion Appeal
“Nesting Bird” and “Snowglobe”

Each of the pincushions in Pincushion Appeal begins with our favorite (and easy to find) Weeks Dye Works felted wool, National Non-Wovens WoolFelt, and premade felted wool balls from HandBEHG Felts. Wool is so easy to work with—no issues with raw edges or frayed seams!

Have fun creating appeal of your own—you can use the patterns in the book with a variety of fabrics. As you see in the photo (below right), the original Santa pincushion in the book features seafoam houndstooth felted wool. Rachel loves Santa stand-ups and was inspired to make another pincushion from merlot houndstooth (below left).

Santa pincushions

But why limit yourself to wool? The Santa in the center of the photo above is sewn from cotton print. We even cut beard and mustache shapes from two layers of cotton fabric, fused together with an adhesive layer, to make a polka-dot beard for the red Santa.

Click this link to find a downloadable pattern for cutting the optional scalloped edge used on the red Santa. Print the image to use it for a gusset pattern instead of the gusset shown in the book. (The image should measure 7″ from top to bottom when printed.)

Scalloped edge pattern for Santa pincushion

Create your own art by adding imaginative trims and buttons. Did you notice how Rachel used vintage ribbon trim at the edges of the coat on the cotton Santa? Some of the embellishments we used are available prepackaged from Just Another Button Company—you can purchase them through Martingale.

Romance Kit for Pincushion Appeal
Kit for the “Romance” pincushion shown; see all six companion kits

Combine these pins and buttons with unique notions you make or find. The large pins shown on our Santas are assembled from collectible buttons and beaded appliqués glued to hat-pin findings. Looking for the perfect embellishment is part of the fun!

Here’s one more tip for making the Santa pincushions—learn our trick in the video below for bending and shaping the tall Santa hats. We use a secret ingredient, hidden inside the hats. Can you guess what it is?


Watch the “How to Make Pincushions: Express Yourself!” video on YouTube

Join us as you create some pincushion appeal of your own. On our blog, Rachel and I will share ideas for making, embellishing, and displaying your pincushions. We’ll also help you find specialty items we used in Pincushion Appeal and new things we discover as we create more appeal!


Pincushion Enthusiast
www.ThePincushionEffect.com


Pincushion AppealThanks for sharing your fun tips for personalizing pincushions, Cecile!

Have you made pincushions before—and do you use them for holding pins, decorating spaces, or both? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of Pincushion Appeal PLUS the gorgeous bundle of wool fabric from Weeks Dye Works! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!


610 Comments

  • I have made pincushions and I use them for holding my pins.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Joan on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pincushions. I have a few functional ones and several that sit on a shelf and look pretty.

    Robin (RsIslandCrafts) on January 2, 2014
  • The fact that my daytime job is an engineer, means that I make functional pincushions. But, looking at the beautiful ones in this book gives me the urge to leave my comfort zone and create some spectacular pincushions! I love them!

    Anita on January 2, 2014
  • I have made a few pincushions, and I have a few more in mind to make. I love these designs.

    —DebrafromMD on January 2, 2014
  • So excited for this giveaway. Happy New Year to you and yours. My mother loves to collect pin cushions just as much as I love to make them, in fact when learning to sew, the pin cushion was my first project, just a little strawberry, but I have fallen in love with all the designs that are out there.

    Blessings,
    Jodi

    —Jodi Connors on January 2, 2014
  • I do make pincushions! I love them! It’s fun to make them from favorite left over fabric. I use them for pins and for decorating!!

    Jocelyn on January 2, 2014
  • I have used pincushions for holding pins and for decor, though I have not yet made one myself. I am certainly inspired by this book to make one though!

    —Barbara Rabinowitz on January 2, 2014
  • I have not made any yet but I want to…..SO BAD!! Can’t wait to play!! 🙂

    —Judy Cartwright on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made a few pincushions and I especially like the wool figural ones. It’s nice to have them for decoration in my stitching area as well as them being functional.
    Looks like a fun book!

    —Debby Cox on January 2, 2014
  • I like to make them and give them away as special gifts for baby sitting the cats etc.

    —Kathie Frailey on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions. Thanks for the Great Giveaway

    —Sharon I on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pincushions for using and for decorative purposes, plus I make them to sell,and as gifts for fellow sewers and quilters!!! Love all kinds of pincushions!!!!!

    —Cynthia Harper on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions and have made a few with friends. We made some crazy chicken pincushions and named that after famous singers and movie stars and dressed them accordingly with wool hair.

    —Bonnie on January 2, 2014
  • I love the bird pincushion on the antique wooden spool. I currently have two of them and it would compliment them in my decor. I use my pincushions but adore the ones that are just too cute to be jabbed at.
    Thank you for your creativeness and your giveaway.

    —Marilu Howard on January 2, 2014
  • I make and collect vintage pin cushions. Some I use and some I just look at. Would love to win your book.

    —Cindy Shope on January 2, 2014
  • I have made several pin cushions from basic utilitarian ones from left over scraps and orphan blocks to fancy decorative ones for pin cushion challenges and swaps. They are fun little projects that make great gifts. This is a wonderful giveaway to begin a new year. Wishes for a happy and healthy 2014 to all.

    —Audrey on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions. Have not made very many…Love what I’ve seen in this post.

    —Michelle Klingaman on January 2, 2014
  • I have more pin cushions than I have pins. (unless you count the pins I drop on the floor, then my feet become the pincushions) The pin keeps in this book are adorable and I am addicted to WDW wool. Would love to win. (So would my feet)

    Jan Child on January 2, 2014
  • I have made lots of pincushions… some are functional, lots for gifts, some are even used as Christmas tree decorations. I have them attached to both of my sewing machines.
    Would love to get the book and wool to make some more!

    Pam Cope on January 2, 2014
  • I have made a few small pincushions. Some I keep next to my projects to use and the others are just pretty to look at. I look forward to each new design that you ladies come up with.

    —Carol VanWart on January 2, 2014
  • I have made simple pillow styles to hold pins and a few fun ones that are more decorative. They are fun to make and wonderful for gift giving to quilting friends. These look so fun to do.

    Debbie

    Debbie St. Germain on January 2, 2014
  • I have only made one wool pincushion, and do use it for pins. Have a couple of other ones that were gifted to me and enjoy them very much.
    Love the bird and the snowman ones!

    —Nancy on January 2, 2014
  • A friend just gave me a very cute pincushion for Christmas!

    —Susan Bray on January 2, 2014
  • Sew excited about this give away. Just love pin cushions, I make them and collect them also. Just love all the different ways they can be make into. I use them for pins and decor.love to win. Good luck to ever one. Have a great New Year for 2014.

    —DARLA DISHMAN on January 2, 2014
  • I haven’t made any decorative pincushions, only blah functional ones. However, these are so adorable I am inspired to try something new. I especially like the bird one. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    —Kathy Romans on January 2, 2014
  • I would love to make the bird on the old spool. 😉 I have several older pincushions- only to look pretty!

    —Cindy on January 2, 2014
  • Love love pincushions and these are so adorable! And I also really enjoy working with wool, so thank you for the giveaway! Here’s hoping I win! 🙂

    —Wendy Swanson on January 2, 2014
  • i am just getting into making pin cushions and i love that you can do 3 or 4 in a day. love the colors of the wool. what a great way to start off the new year with little projects

    —vandy linhart on January 2, 2014
  • Wonderful, wonderful pincushions…I collect vintage and make them as gifts, thanks for the chance to win…

    —Sandy Bovee on January 2, 2014
  • I have made a few pincushions. I use them all. These are so darn cute!

    —Lynne Johnson on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made a few pincushions, but nothing as beautiful as these. Love the whale.

    —LeAnne L on January 2, 2014
  • So cute. Been quilting, but want to do something else like these pin cushions.

    —Debbie Newton on January 2, 2014
  • What a wonderful looking book and the fabric is the icing. I have made some pincushions for using but nothing as grand as these are.

    —Annette on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made some but nothing as darling as these! Would love to try some so I really need to win that book and fabric!

    —Carol on January 2, 2014
  • I haven’t made a pincushion or worked with wool, but I’d like to do both! That bird is adorable! He’d be my first project and new learning craft for the new year!

    —Mickey Louth on January 2, 2014
  • I create and collect for both reasons. Usefulness and countless varieties of themes. They take up a small space and add quite a bit of color.

    kbo on January 2, 2014
  • I collect antique pin cushions. They are loaded with memories of crafts gone by. I can feel the vibes. Kept in my antique dressmakers box. I also love to make them. Love the whimsical ones.

    —Susan Geary on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve only made so far 1 of your santa heads pin cushions. This was made to be seen and not used, too lovely to be used by sticking pins in it.

    —Sally Morris on January 2, 2014
  • I love your Pincushions especially the Bride and Groom and the Snow Globe!! I haven’t made any, but would Love to make some of these and start a collection! Thanks for this Great Giveaway!

    —Sandy on January 2, 2014
  • I make fabric Santas and love making new things. Pin cushions are my next new thing. I would love to win but even if I don’t Im going to make some. Thanks.

    patricia a krupica on January 2, 2014
  • I have both designed and made pincushions. I like to display them in my sewing room.

    —Patricia Price on January 2, 2014
  • I have made one ~out of wool! It’s a great medium to work with!~ and I am pleased with it, but now that I have seen the possibilities of these marvelous creations I know I have to get more creative!

    —Monique on January 2, 2014
  • I love the pincushion patterns! We have a ton of snow today so this will be our indoor project! Wish us luck!

    —Elaine L on January 2, 2014
  • Pincushions are so much fun to make. I have a few antique ones and have made several. I display them for bright colors,

    —Brenda Allen on January 2, 2014
  • I have just gotten interested in using wool in projects, including pincushions, and have been researching suppliers. Would love to win these items to get me started on my wool/pincushion projects!

    —Elaine Judd on January 2, 2014
  • I haves several pincushions and both use them and decorate with them. I also have given them as gifts.

    —Colette Tellman on January 2, 2014
  • I use them to decorate my sewing room. They are all sew cute. Thanks for the give away. The new book looks like sew much fun and the pincushions are sew cute. Happy New Year!

    —Tina Conner on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions! Our local quilt shop had a once a week class and we made a different cushion every week! My favorite tip from that claws was using crushed walnut shells inside each cushion. They were sturdy and sharpened the pins!

    Lyn Ennis on January 2, 2014
  • One of the first things I ever made many, many years ago was a little pin cushion. I actually still have it. Had to replace the foam I used as it deteriorated. Love your pin cushions. Would love to make some as gifts out of the wool. Thanks for sharing. I will too!!

    Sally King on January 2, 2014
  • Would love this book to make pin cushions

    —Carol Spence on January 2, 2014
  • I haven’t made one yet, but I love these! I am new to working with felted wool and am loving it!

    Alice Ridge on January 2, 2014
  • I made some pincushion,very basics and never so creative and beautiful as these.
    Wool is also new to me, I am eager to try!

    —Valérie on January 2, 2014
  • I love pin cushions and I have fallen in love with wool. I’m also a bird lover and the one on the front of the book is so cute. I just finished a quilt using Week’s Dye wool for applique. It’s really nice to work with.

    —Cindi Pope on January 2, 2014
  • I have made several pincushions for myself and as gifts. These are very sweet.

    —Liza S. on January 2, 2014
  • I used to have a pincushion. After seeing these, guess I will have to make one to use. They are really cute!!

    —Janet T on January 2, 2014
  • I have a growing assortment of pincushions, some vintage, some self-made. I use them while piecing and appreciate them as little pieces of art in my sewing room.

    —Laurel P on January 2, 2014
  • I made a chicken pin cushion and use it often, but he’s a little thin. It was the only one I made, but I’d like to make more because I like them. Question for you: How do you get all the stuffing in and then sew it shut without losing the stuffing?

    Hi Rhonda, the authors stuff their pincushions firmly with wool roving or polyester stuffing; then they tuck the seam allowance of the opening to the inside and sew the opening closed with a whipstitch. I hope that helps with your question! ~Jenny

    —Rhonda Casey on January 2, 2014
  • I am totally "addicted" to pincushies! The wool ones, are so sweet. I have lots of wool scraps from using wool for some of my quilts. Just the thing to make out of my leftovers.
    I would like to have a shelf of nothing but pincushions in my sewing room.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Nettie from Spanish Fork, UT

    Annette Crain on January 2, 2014
  • While an avid sewer, I have never created pincushions myself! I’d love to have some inspiration!

    —brittany o on January 2, 2014
  • I have never made a pincushion. I’m fairly new to sewing. But I’ve built up a collection of some pincushions I would LIKE to make on Pinterest, lol! Would love to get the book, and the gorgeous wool!

    Mariah on January 2, 2014
  • These are just to cute!!!! I have several decorative pin cushions as well functional ones. Have never made pin cushions or worked with wool but, am anxious to try. Have my first kit for one on my sewing desk now but, a real "Plain Jane" compared to these!

    —Amy Lund on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pin cushions, I make them with my grankids, neighbors and friends kids, what a wonderful way to teach some sewing and also get the kids to learn to like being creative and have fun too.

    —Patricia Kozera on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made many pincushions for gifts. I love the detail in these!

    —Sandy Smith on January 2, 2014
  • I Love Pin cushions, I have made sewn ones and crochet ones and I love the character they give your sewing area, they are fun to change with the seasons too.

    —Kathy Kauth on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions. I’m always looking at making some myself but haven’t yet except for the ones on jars. I use some of them but most are for decorations. Would love to make the birdie but all are very cute here. Thanks

    —Kim Lantis on January 2, 2014
  • I have made several pincushions, however, the one I use every day is the one my daughter made me in Brownies about twenty years ago. She still groans every time she sees it. LOL! Love it!

    —Linda on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pincushions. Yes I use mine for pins. I made lots of the golf tee flower ones for Christmas presents this year. So easy and cute. I will have to make some of these for sure. Hope I win some wool.

    —Chris on January 2, 2014
  • I have made a couple of pincushions before but not enough! These are darling, I especially like the Nesting Bird one. And, yes I do use them in my sewing room.

    Colleen Taylor on January 2, 2014
  • I DO NOT HAVE A BLOG BUT LOVE FOLLOWING MANY. I HAVE MADE NUMEROUS PIN CUSHIONS…ALL FROM READING SOME FABULOUS BLOGS…SOME ARE MADE OF RECYCLED WOOL AND EMBELLISHED WITH EMBROIDERY AND BEADING; WHILE OTHERS ARE FASHIONED AFTER THE CATHEDRAL WINDOW. SOME ARE PROVIDING VISUAL AND TEXTILE BEAUTY, WHILE OTHERS ARE CURRENTLY BEING USED AS REAL PINCUSHIONS. THANKS FOR LETTING ME SHARE ABOUT SMALL THINGS THAT MAKE PART OF OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD !!!!!

    —christine harris on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions, and love to make them too !!!! most get used.

    —Thunder Kaplan on January 2, 2014
  • I have made pincushions before & use them as decoration. These are so cute!

    Sharon S on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made a few pincushions from extra miniature blocks. Would really love to make some wool ones after seeing these presented here.

    Diane H on January 2, 2014
  • These pin cushions are beautiful and fun! I have made pin cushions but they were very basic and ordinary – this may be my inspiration to do something really special! Great give away to kick off the year!

    —Joni Johnson on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pincushions and have a huge collection of them. Most are decorative pieces I keep displayed in my sewing room, but a few special ones are caretakers for my pins. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

    Ilene

    —Ilene Miller on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pin cushions, my favorites are biscornu, but I’ll try any style once! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Gayle Torrey on January 2, 2014
  • I have made pincushions with vintage cups and saucers. I glued the cup to the saucer and put a velvet cushion in the cup, filled for the pincushion. The saucer is then useful for small notions (thimbles, etc.) too! Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Debra on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made pincushions–some for myself, but mostly to give to friends.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Chris Chambers on January 2, 2014
  • I have not made any poincushions before, however, I am looking forward to starting. I love the Bird Nest and Santas.

    —Allyson on January 2, 2014
  • I have yet to make a pincushion – but that adorable cactus pincushion is calling to me!

    —Linda Vanderbaan on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve never made a pincushion before but the pictures here could really get me going! I love, love, love the succulent garden. I would display them and use them and give them as gifts…Awesome!!

    —Margaret Murray on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made pincushions on jar lids, and used the jars to hold buttons, or even just beans, so they can also be used as pattern weights and paper weights.

    —Terry Ginzburg on January 2, 2014
  • I enjoy making pincusions as you can make a basic pincushion to get the job done or be as creative as your heart desires. I have a couple of favorites that I keep handy and others I give as gifts.

    —Gail on January 2, 2014
  • I have made pincushions of all kinds and use them to hold pins & needles, to decorate my home, and as gifts. I’ve also made decorative pins with beads and shrink plastic. Looking forward to seeing this new book in person!

    —Karen Seitz on January 2, 2014
  • My niece got me started collecting pincushions when she gave me a kit one Mother’s Day. What fun they are! I confess I am also a Santa addict. =) Thanks for the great website and info!

    —Sharon on January 2, 2014
  • I haven’t (yet) made any pincushions but would love to win this and give it a go!

    —Sydnie Wauson on January 2, 2014
  • I haven’t made pincushions, but the Santa ones really intrigue me. January is a good time to start!

    —Mary Reed on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made a few pincushions, mainly for gifts. Most of the ones I’ve made were based on a class taught by one of the quilt teachers at my old LQS. I also tried making a couple out of some ramekins that I had.

    —Caryn Sakaguchi on January 2, 2014
  • I love pin cushions! I give them as gifts for lots of occassions…especially to brides at showers. Every home should have at least one in every room. Can’t wait to see this book!

    —Joy tjoelker on January 2, 2014
  • I have made pincushions for several years. I would love to add this book to my collection.

    —Donna on January 2, 2014
  • I made my sisters "chicken" pincushions for Christmas this year. It was so much fun, especially the tails and combs which were scraps of yarns, strings, ribbons embroidery floss.

    —Debby Thompson on January 2, 2014
  • I love pin cushions and have made several from Just Another Button Company. Would love to win this bundle. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Teri LaVoy on January 2, 2014
  • All that I can say is WOW WOW WOW, these are BEAUTIFUL!!! Would love to make ANY of these…

    —SHIRLEY on January 2, 2014
  • I use one pincushion for "regular" old fashioned pins and another for my long quilter version pins …. then there is a lovely one from Scotland that I simply have as a reminder of a great trip. I have a couple that were made by children and are a bit fragile to use for everyday sewing but are nearby watching over my projects.

    —Bev on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions. I haven’t made any yet, but have started collecting pictures and patterns so I can begin!

    —Gwen on January 2, 2014
  • These are very inventive – full marks to the designers! Yes, I’ve made pincushions – from milk-glass containers to tiny metal dishes. My aunt even taught me how to stuff one with wood shavings. I have three really big pincushions in my work room, and a small one where I sit. I have always wanted one of the vintage ones of a porcelain doll and a pincushion skirt.

    Gail G on January 2, 2014
  • I love collecting antique pincushions on my travels. They make we wonder about the women that owned them and their lives. I love making them for my quilting friends. It doesn’t matter matter if they need one or not, they are always welcome and well received!

    —Susan on January 2, 2014
  • I have a couple I received as gifts and use them. I would like to learn to make them to give also. Look forward to seeing the book. Susan H

    Susan H on January 2, 2014
  • I make and use lots of pincushions and some are just used to decorate my sewing room. I love to make them for sewing friends for special occasions too. Would love to win these wonderful prizes.

    —Lee on January 2, 2014
  • I have only make one pincushion, which I love and use for my quilting pins. What a gorgeous bundle of wool and the pincushions look fun to make. Thanks

    —Donna W on January 2, 2014
  • Love looking at these pincushions. I have not made any, but think these are adorable and would make great gifts as well as neat decorations.

    —Judy Stafford on January 2, 2014
  • I have always just used them for pins, but after seeing these beauties, I am thinking special gifts for sewing friends. Even for my non-sewing friends, these beauties are really art!!

    —Deb G on January 2, 2014
  • I like to make pincushions that are decorations as they can be used as pincushions or add interest to

    —Karleen Miller on January 2, 2014
  • I have not made pincushions but I have all of my mother’s wooden spools from 40’s and earlier. Just starting in wool so this would be a double bonus for me. Thanks for the chance.

    Linda on January 2, 2014
  • Pincushions surely appeal to me. I’ve made a few and had a few gifted also. But my favs may be those found among my Mom’s sewing supplies that I inherited. They are displayed on a shelf in my sewing room. This giveaway needs to live with me.

    —BarbS on January 2, 2014
  • What adorable pincushions! I’ve made a few pincushions, but not as cute as those. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Gwendolyn Clark on January 2, 2014
  • Love these adorable pincushions! Have made a few functional pincushions but would love to try some more decorative pincushions.

    —Julie Zentell on January 2, 2014
  • i have only made two pincushions, one that looks like a chicken and one with a flower pattern that fit into a cute basket. I’d like to make more, and own many. They are a great supplement to my thimble collection of U.S. states and cities!

    —jeannie on January 2, 2014
  • I’m crazy about pincushions and finally made some the other day. The first one came out so cute that I decided to make 2 others for gifts. So now I’m a pincushion-aholic! I intend to make them for both utilitarian purposes and to jazz up the decor in my sewing studio. This is a darling book, by the way, and would love to win some wool to play with!

    Susan Mulvihill on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve never made any pin cushions before but after seeing such cute ones I now would enjoy having a whole collection to make my heart sing

    —Paula on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pincushions and this book looks AWESOME! I use them to hold pins and also for decoration. I would love a chance to win!

    Thank you so much!

    Carolyn 🙂

    —Carolyn on January 2, 2014
  • I have made pincushions for my personal use and as gifts for others.
    Would love to win the new book.

    —Sylvia Lutz on January 2, 2014
  • Oh yes,I’m a pincushion-person! Have made several and use 2 and the others for decorating my sewing area! Thanks for sharing a great giveaway!

    —Linda on January 2, 2014
  • I have made a few pincushions in the past…I use some – and display a few. This new book looks wonderfull. I like their website also!

    —Judy Maggio on January 2, 2014
  • I love sewing circles,but I had problems untill I changed my progessive glasses for one for near only to sew.Now it is a lot easier,try it out.

    —els on January 2, 2014
  • Wow, those are works of art. I have never made any pincushions but may start now. Thanks for the information.

    —sandy on January 2, 2014
  • I make needle cases and the pincushions that go in them, as well as the Strawberry sharpening cushions to keep everything sharp! I love the ideas I have seen in this new book, and would love to experiment with them and the wool to create something useful, unique and lovely!

    —Robin Cruce on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pincushions and made a few for Christmas this year and even one for my self. These are just tooo adorable.

    Thanks for a great giveaway.

    —Grammy Judy on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pin cushions and make them for friends all the time. These designs are beautiful. Makes me want to head right to my sewing room and start a new one right now.

    —Cindy on January 2, 2014
  • I was just intoduced to the wonderful world of pin cushion making by some dear quilt making friends. Winning your book and wool would be a wonderful start to 2014.

    —Tina Schulte on January 2, 2014
  • You must have read my mind, I love pincushions and am addicted to working with wool. I started working with wool about a year ago and just can’t stop. It is so easy to work with and makes applique quilts a real joy to make incorporating the wool applique to the cotton background. The pincushions shown are just adorable and would love to win the book to start making for family and friends birthdays.

    —connie on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pin cushions. I like the larger ones because I put bent quilting safety pins on one side, larger quilting stick pins on another side and still have a large area to put needles threaded and ready to use. I love the chicken and rooster pin cushions. I start with three 10 inch triangles for the body, add beak and "comb" at the top. The "comb" makes it easy to carry the cushion from one place to another without dislodging any pins. The give away fabric would be wonderful to use for this project. Thanks.

    —Dianne Reed on January 2, 2014
  • Use a magnet pin cushion right now but would love to give some of these patterns a go to use myself and give and gifts.

    —Deanna H on January 2, 2014
  • Oh, my gosh-I love pincushions! I make them every year for my quilting buddies at our Christmas get together. This year I suggested having a pincushion progressive party for next year. At each home, I suggested we each have the supplies/kit and a nice snack where we could visit, sew, stitch, eat, and chat. Now I can’t wait for next year. Oh, how I would love this book and the wool. What a great give away.

    —Terri Reno on January 2, 2014
  • As kids I remember making pincushions from tuna cans and lace and material then filling them with coffee grounds it was so much fun this is when I started doing crafts for a life time. I did this with my sister who I just lost on the 20th of December 2013, what good members!

    —Kathy McLaren on January 2, 2014
  • I love the pin cushions! I have made a few of them, one of my favorites being one on a candlestick – a bee hive. I use it as a decoration in my sewing room and made one for my sister for a gift.

    Thanks.

    Jackie Van Buren on January 2, 2014
  • I have not made pincushions but these pattrns inspire me. Just love the Santas! I have used wool for many other projects and now have a new path to follow. The book and video have given me lots of new ideas. Many thanks.
    Pat

    pat on January 2, 2014
  • I have a tiny retail store on our farm. I sell fair trade goods from Africa and India and my own handmade goodies (whatever takes my fancy). I make little square pincushions from pretty prints and keep them in a bowl on my desk. Every new customer leaves with one hidden in their packet. (I can’t afford to give discounts, I hope the pincushions sweeten the deal!)

    Best wishes for 2014!

    Jan Winje

    —jan on January 2, 2014
  • Yes, through the years I’ve made pin cushions as gifts and for myself. One has my silk pins, one has my safety pins, one is by my sewing machine and one by my serger, one at the ironing board, one for the wrist, one for my needle work basket, one for quilting pins, the list can go on and on!! The cutest and most unique that I’ve seen was a thimble stuffed with cotton batting and the opening covered with fabric for the pins and an adjustable ring attached. Pretty handy!! Even in using the pincushions they become decorative!!
    Thanks for the great info and new ideas! Belinda

    —Belinda Hammes on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions. I have them all over my sewing room some for decoration others to hold my many pins. I also love different kinds of pins! I have made some but most were gifts or purchases. Yours are so adorable!

    —Carolyn Nannery on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made two, twins for me and a friend. Both were done in my cross-stitching era when I still had focusing eyesight. I don’t know why I haven’t made more. I love these!

    —Patricia Hersl on January 2, 2014
  • Last Christmas my small quilt group exchanged pincushions. We loved making and exchanging them. I am gathering quite a collection of pincushions, but a quilter can’t have too many.

    —Sandy on January 2, 2014
  • I have made lots of pincushions out of all types of materials-wool, cotton, felted wool roving, and have made duplicates (not exact copies) of some to give to my quilt group. They were quite popular. I use some for pincushions and some just for decorations, like the cupcake pincushions in my kitchen. They are much better than regular cupcakes-no calories! 🙂

    —Marlyn Pilliar on January 2, 2014
  • Love pincushions. Would watch my Grandmother make them and then I made my own pincushions as doll furniture

    —Anita Langford on January 2, 2014
  • I would love to give some pincushions a go…but am over whelmed by the thought. I’m not sure I would have the patience to do them. But it’s always good to learn something new so why not?

    Sandy Ruffino on January 2, 2014
  • I have made a couple pincushions which I use for holding pins and needles. They aren’t nearly as cute as the ones you’ve shown, I’d love to try some like these!

    —Lisa Marie on January 2, 2014
  • Love pincushions. Have quite a few store-bought. Use and decorate with them. Would really like to craft a few of these or more for gifts and decorating. What a great idea.

    —Teri White on January 2, 2014
  • I love decorating with pin cushions and since I work on projects all over the house, I have pin cushions in nearly every room! I love making them as gifts and people are drawn to them even if they don’t sew! I have a new love for specially dyed wool and would treasure winning the gift from Week’s Dye Works! I love how it was a home grown business and that they safely dye fabrics that we handle and live with! The colors are simply gorgeous! Thanks for this drawing! Hugs, Deb Quiltbeeme

    —Deb Johnson on January 2, 2014
  • I have made a few pincushions for friends as gifts. they are so fun and not just for pins anymore. My friends use them as decorations. Love Them and love these that are on the page, I need to make more. they are so cute and so easy!!

    —Carol Pacheco on January 2, 2014
  • I use them mostly to decorate…but do put them to work occasionally. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Linda Pawlak on January 2, 2014
  • I have made pin cushions in many different designs,sewed, crochet,knitted, covered cups,vaentines,shamrocks,egg shaped and etc.

    —Marcella Ford on January 2, 2014
  • I have made so many different pin cushions as gifts for friends, I fear they may be getting tired of getting them from me!!! Oh well, I don’t think I will ever tire of making them, so……

    —Maggi Honeyman on January 2, 2014
  • I love cute little wool pincushions. Some I use and others I give away. Even though I never win any of these contests, I thought I would give it a try. Too much snow to go anywhere anyway!!

    Cheryl Unger on January 2, 2014
  • oh my so cute yes we all love pin cushions . I have made several different kinds and look forward to making new ones. love the embellishments on them! I have a chocolate box full of chocolates to use as pin cushions so yes will love more!
    Thanks for sharing your talents with the rest of us.
    Patty

    —patty hall on January 2, 2014
  • I have never made a pincushion but i have seen several lately that i would love to do ! Hope I win this !!

    —Jan Harbuck on January 2, 2014
  • I have not made cushions, but I think they are a great use for my wool scraps.

    —Judy on January 2, 2014
  • P.S. I lived in St. Louis when you first started your button business and have a few originals! I treasure them :0)

    —Maggi Honeyman on January 2, 2014
  • I made a pincushion when I was a girl and my mom still uses it to this day 🙂

    —Tina Rettig on January 2, 2014
  • I have collected some older pincushions that belonged to creative family members, which are mostly the old style bright red cushions with green trim and often a strawberry-shaped dangle on top. As far as making them, I have wanted to make some but so far have only made some needle books out of wool felt, which I do like to work with very much.

    Loving wool felt already, I cannot wait to try making some of these very artistic cushions. Time to hunt down some of the Weeks Dye Works felt in those lovely patterns! National Non-Wovens Wool Felt is what I have used before, and I love all the colors they have, but I would also love to mix in the houndstooth prints from Weeks Dye Works. The Begonia and Sea Foam colors look especially scrumptious. With this inspiration, I will be making pin cushions very soon!

    —Laura on January 2, 2014
  • I have made pin cushions before. I use left over fabric from a quilt and make a miniature block. I also put scented oil on the filling, so the gift can be used as a sachet if so desired. These are so cute! I never thought of using them as room decorations.

    —Linda on January 2, 2014
  • I have not made pin cushions to date but looking forward to it… Just started sewing again & they will come in handy as I am always looking for a pin for a place to put one…

    —Euphemia Walsh on January 2, 2014
  • I made a chicken pin cushion at a guild free sew day. I did something wrong and it ended up to be a "mini" chicken. It was so cute everyone wanted to know what I did. It wasn’t planned so I really couldn’t tell them. "Beatrice" sits on top on my sewing machine as my sewing mascot. People always comment on how cute she is. Then I tell them how she came to be. I’ve never made the pattern again to see where I went wrong or in this case went right. Looking forward to making some of these cushions for Christmas gift for next year.

    —Jami Price on January 2, 2014
  • One can never have too many pincushions! These are simply adorable and so creative! What better medium to use than wool to sew and applique the designs!

    —Elizabeth Peake on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made several pincushions and have several more on my to do list. I use a few and display a few. Love them!

    —Nancy D on January 2, 2014
  • Belong to the eweper fiber guild, w e do every thing, and we do dyeing of/ our spun fiber, and have done some felting, would enjoy the give away.

    —Marcella Ford on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pin cushions. The examples have inspired me. The bundle of wool looks intriguing. Thanks for giving me a chance to win as the new year begins!!

    —Polly on January 2, 2014
  • I belong to a arts and crafts mentoring group. At least once a year we make a pincushion. We allude the same pattern then everyone tweaks it to make it their own.

    —Roberta Langevin on January 2, 2014
  • I have made many many pin cushions over the years. While my Mother was alive I made her approx. 4 pin cushions a year over a period of 14 years. She displayed them. I now have them and enjoy sharing many of the techniques I used. Since then I have made myself pin cushions out of cotton fabric and now wool. I keep some, give many for gifts and as a hostess gift when visiting friends/family.

    —Karen Long on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made some pincushions but only with cotton fabrics. I made a bird in a nest for a friend, and some babushka pincushions for Christmas gifts. For myself, I’ve made two chicken pincushions, one for my sewing room and one for my featherweight machine kit! These are adorable!

    —Jean Blythe on January 2, 2014
  • I haven’t made pincushions in many moons, since Home Ec or Girl Scout days! I’ve received them as gifts from crafty friends, and they are part of my sewing room decor.
    Cecile and Rachel’s new book and designs are wonderful, and I would love to try them out in these great wools! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    —KrisTX on January 2, 2014
  • Have already bought "Pincushion Appeal" together with some of the special embellishments, and am finding that the instructions very easy to follow. My friends are very impressed. I would be most grateful if I was the lucky winner of the Week’s Dye Works specially dyed wools.

    —Pamela Dorman on January 2, 2014
  • What a joy seeing the quilt and sewing community grow! I would love to explore the world of wool! Thank You

    —Alby halsey on January 2, 2014
  • I love your pincushions . I’ve made a few. Like to have a collection :0)

    —Connie on January 2, 2014
  • I have only made one pincushion and I gave it to a friend. I want to make more though. I love pincushions! I hope I win!

    —Denise Cabral on January 2, 2014
  • The few pincushions I have now are the utilitarian kind. After seeing these adorable pin cushions, I can’t wait to make some for decorations. It will be fun to choose a different one to use each time I sew. They will also be wonderful gifts for my quilt buddies.

    —Theresa on January 2, 2014
  • Thank you for the inspiration. I have not made a cushion before but these wonderful ideas have my creative juices bubbling.

    Sonja O'Dell on January 2, 2014
  • Actually, I have made pincushions. Mine looked like mini-wedding cakes, and they were given as gifts. Who knows what the recipients did with them. I’ve also made a number of the cupcake variety to sell. Had to give most of those away as $5 wasn’t a good price.

    I’ve purchased Weeks wools, and they are oh-so-lovely! would love to win more.

    —Claudia on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions and have been given a couple that I just like to look at and they decorate my sewing room. The bird pincushion really appeals to me and I would love to make it. They all look so lovely made from wool and I look forward to working with wool felt which will be a new experience for me.
    Pauline

    Pauline Perry on January 2, 2014
  • I like and love to make pincushions and have made using bottlecaps for traveling with to huge poinsetta ones! this giveaway of wool and the book sounds great. Beth

    —MaryBeth Paulson on January 2, 2014
  • I have made a few pincushionns before. Some worked well; others did not. I really like the look of your pincushions.

    —Margaret on January 2, 2014
  • Last summer I made dozens of pincushions of all shapes and styles.
    I now have quite a collection, including make-do’s also. I would love a copy of the Pincushion Appeal. I have used walnut, and fiberfil stuffing, wools, cottons and doilies, ribbons, perle cottons threads to make my pinkeepers. I had great fun. Patricia

    —Patricia Roberts on January 2, 2014
  • I haven’t made any yet, but I would like to start. I have received some cute ones as gifts.

    —Sandy S on January 2, 2014
  • I have made several pincusions over the years. One of the small quilting groups I belonged to did a pincushion exchange for Christmas. They were all so different. Would love to win the book and wool to make more pincushions. I use them both for pins and decoration. Thanks for the opportunity!

    —carneyes on January 2, 2014
  • No, i have never made a pincushion.

    —marie on January 2, 2014
  • I have not made any pincushions—yet, but have many ideas floating around in my head for some. They would mainly be for show rather than functional.
    Someday!! Great inspiration from this offer!

    —Linda Taylor on January 2, 2014
  • Just love the Santa pin cushions. I have them everywhere. Each sewing machine has one, so no matter what machine I want to use I’m covered. There is one in my hand sewing bag, one by my chair in front of the television and a stacked pile in my sewing room just in case I feel like a change. They are all different with felted ones, cotton ones to no sew free form one.

    Cynthia on January 2, 2014
  • I have not made any pincushions to date but I have been gifted with some that I use at my machine and to decorate my sewing room. My first pincushion gift was from my then 20 year old son who went to an antique store to find something related to quilting to get me for Christmas and found a cute baby boy figure whose diapered bottom faced up and was the pincushion. I would love to make a few from this book, especially the nested bird in beautifully colored wool. Thank you for offering this combination! Joan

    —Joan S on January 2, 2014
  • I have made several, but have bought many and admired more. They make me smile.

    —Jane Brown on January 2, 2014
  • I have made a couple of chicken pincushions that sit in a ruler box in my sewing room. So much fun!

    —Janet Beyea on January 2, 2014
  • Yes, I’ve made pin cushions before an I use them! Both for pins and decorating. I’d love to win the Weeks Dye Works pack because that would get me making some more.

    —Ellie on January 2, 2014
  • I love pin cushions and use them for both decoration and for pins. Love the cute wool ones so popular right now. I am particularly fond of all wool’s and the Weeks Dy Works wool’s are fabulous! I would cherish having them in my stash! Thanks so much 🙂

    —Patty Artz on January 2, 2014
  • Happy New Year! I love to collect and make pin cushions. These are sooooo cute.

    —Janet Guidry on January 2, 2014
  • How cute are these santas. Makes me want another Christmas right away.

    —Annie Andrew on January 2, 2014
  • LOVE making pincushions. LOVE collecting pincushions. LOVE making and gifting pincushions. And wool? I LOVE everything about wool work.

    Mary Nielsen on January 2, 2014
  • Pincushions are my favorite. the pincushions listed are so adorable. I love it. there can never be too many pincushions!

    —linda on January 2, 2014
  • These pincushions are so charming I cannot wait to start making some.

    —Randi Roten on January 2, 2014
  • LOVE pincushions and have made a few, received a few from fellow quilters and rug hookers and purchased a few. I use them for pins and for decoration in my sewing room, next to where I do hand quilting and rug hooking in two places. Thanks for the opportunity to win some wool and a great book.

    —Patricia Wiggs on January 2, 2014
  • I have only made one pin cushion a cupcake, which l was very proud of. Looking at the pictures of the various pin cushions inspires me to make more…these are so lovely to look at.

    —Anne on January 2, 2014
  • I have a collection of pincushions. I feel you can never have enough pin cushions and the cuter, the better. I have made some for myself and for gifts in the past but nothing as adorable as these. Thanks for the contest.

    —Joan Zackowski on January 2, 2014
  • I love your pincushions and would love to win the wool to make them

    Sue snyder on January 2, 2014
  • I’m new to sewing and haven’t made any pin cushions yet, but the book could inspire me to do so and the fabric is wonderful!

    —Teresa Landers on January 2, 2014
  • I have a few pin cushions of my own that I like to use. Others are on a shelf looking wonderful. Then I think it is fun to make them as gifts and put specialty pins in them.

    —Tammy on January 2, 2014
  • I usually knit or crochet my pincushions. I use them for holding pins & needles as well as crochet hooks & knitting needles and also just for decorations.

    —Cynthia W on January 2, 2014
  • I recently made Anne Sutton’s Hedgehog pin cushion but I would never dream of sticking the little fellow with a pin! I have many of Anne’s patterns for wool pin cushions which I am making a new year priority to create. This give away looks wonderful and could start an entire new sewing addiction.

    —Joanne Moore on January 2, 2014
  • What fun ideas! Great usable gifts specially made by hand. Doesn’t get better than that!

    —sharon on January 2, 2014
  • Pincushions, love them; pincushions, love to make them! Yes, pincushions can be functional only, but the pincushions I like best are the little pieces of art work as shown in the book "Pincushion Appeal". They are wonderful and make me smile!! And yes, I have made pincushions. One of the quilt shops in my area had a year of pincushions, one each month. It was a great reason to go into the shop to see what it was and purchase a kit. Most were made with wool and love working with wool. I also enjoy wool felting and using the wool felt for other projects such as embellishing wool sweaters. Thanks for this opportunity of a chance to win wool and a great new book!

    Marilynn D-R on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made several pincushions. I rotate the ones I use for pins and display them when they’re not in use. I’m toying with the idea of making a few fancy pins to display with the pincushions.

    —Vanessa on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pincushions, mostly for show and not use, but this book brings the art to a whole new level – just wonderful!

    —Cyndy O. on January 2, 2014
  • I have never tried making pincushions before, but the Santa’s really caught my eye and working with wool is a delight.

    —Linda on January 2, 2014
  • Pin cushions are great surprises for my friends at quilt retreat, the quirkier the better. Fun designs make the construction go by in a flash.

    —Connie on January 2, 2014
  • Pincushions can be used and adored at the same time. Make them and use. Thanks for the great giveaway. And thanks for the great tips.

    —Susan in OK on January 2, 2014
  • I have made pincushions and received many homemade pincushions over the years. I like to display them on my shelves with my books, projects, perle cotton and other related quilting things. I have also designed and put together kits one year for my sewing group. My favorite filling is fine beach sand. The needles go in so nicely and the pincushion has a nice weight.
    Lynda

    —Lynda Lawrence on January 2, 2014
  • LOVE the cactus pincushion!

    I have several pincushions I’ve made using miniature baskets, one for my sewing basket in the living room, one with my main sewing machine, and a couple I find lying around with odd pins in them. Sad 🙂 Your handiwork makes me smile, but feel a bit inadequate, hee hee

    The wools are fabulous… looks like special stuffed animals, or doll coats…..

    Sharon in Colorado

    —Sharon on January 2, 2014
  • We had a pincushion swap in our guild and I made a cute wide brimmed hat pincushion using a pattern from Hoopla.

    —Jill Hicks on January 2, 2014
  • Me Please, pick me. I love making pincushions.
    My favorite to make for quilting friends (and a few special others) are Cathedral Windows. I sew the basic square by machine and do the rest by hand. My smallest ( I love doing really small Windows) was aprox. 1 1/2″ square. The window had a super small bird on one side and a kitten on the other.
    I especially loved making them for my hand-applique friends as they are the perfect size to drop in the small pocket of a block carrier.
    The largest was aprox. 3 1/2″ square. Much easier to do but not as much fun to do. I’d really love to make these fun ones from the book.

    —Shari W. on January 2, 2014
  • I made a lot of strawberry pin cushion needle holders and sold them. I used scraps and batting. Made about .75 each. This was back in the 70’s.
    I have also sewn half squares together and stuffed for pin cushions. Fast and easy. I once used a large powder puff from a gift set. I opened a small spot in the seam, then stuffed it. Satiny on one side and fluff on the other. Very pretty.

    —shirley woods on January 2, 2014
  • I never thought of a pincushion as something decorative as well as usefull! The examples are super cute! I can’t wait to try a few of the ideas!

    —Carmen on January 2, 2014
  • Those are great!! I need ideas, I’m going to be doing a pincushion swap. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    —Pam on January 2, 2014
  • love the creative inspiration – would like to start a mantel with extraordinary pin cushions!

    —lina on January 2, 2014
  • You never have enough pincushions! I have one at my sewing machine, my cutting table, my sewing box, my take-along sewing kit, and my favorite arm chair. I even have a pincushion hanging on my design wall – which is very convenient when arranging blocks. Most of my pincushions are made of bright contemporary fabrics, but my favorite pincushion is an old, worn one my mother made many years ago of faded blue calico.

    Judy

    —Judy on January 2, 2014
  • for myself, i make and use them as pincushons but I have made them for gifts and they have become decorative items.

    —Lou Wotzke on January 2, 2014
  • I have made pincushions and use them for both decorative space and a place to keep my pins. I have purchased several of the decorative pin sets that JABCO sells and enjoy displaying those in the pincushions. Our quilt guild did a pincushion exchange for the holidays instead of gifts. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
    Barbara

    —Barbara on January 2, 2014
  • Yes, I have made pincushions and I use them to hold my pins and to look pretty – wherever they end up! Would love to try making them in wool with some of those patterns!

    —SusanC. on January 2, 2014
  • Started making pin cushions over 50 years ago with my mother. We would make them from ‘found’ objects, some of them on the whimsy side, some with a primitive look, some all lacy and pretty, but all of them functional. Whether they were for our own use or to give as gifts, we had so much fun making them together. A short time ago while moving I came across the remnants of one my mother had made. With a little "repair" it will be again ready to hold more pins. I think some of mama’s old sewing pins as well as a few hat pins will look wonderful displayed on a shelf in my new sewing/quilting studio. Thanks for another wonderful give away.

    —Cindy on January 2, 2014
  • Never have enough pincushions! Look forward to browsing through the book. The ones in your photos are so cute. I’m checking out Pinterest for more ideas. Bought wool for another project but looks like it’s headed into pincushions!

    —Kathy on January 2, 2014
  • I have not made any pincushions, having inherited one made for my grandmother many years ago. I am rather practical, thinking that one was enough to be functional. I had never thought of them as being decorative. However, now that I have a granddaughter, whom I hope will follow in her grandmother’s footsteps and learn to sew, I think the whale pincushion would be absolutely adorable for her in a couple of years and I’m looking forward to making it for her.

    —Gloria Albright on January 2, 2014
  • Just love pincushions! Make them, use them, give them as gifts. Such fun little bundles of creativity!

    Penny on January 2, 2014
  • I was looking for a project to start once back at school on Monday and I have found it! The students will each make their own pin cushions, then move on to making their chatelaines.

    Thanks for the inspiration,

    Kathleen
    Special Education secondary school teacher

    —Kathleen Mannion on January 2, 2014
  • I ADORE pin cushions! My husband made me a beautiful country sewing cabinet with real rulers for trim and I had him cut one of my grandmothers real wood spools for the handle. I have the shelves filled with all sorts of antique little things and have started to add pin cushions and antique thimbles!

    —Justine Arrasate Lloyd on January 2, 2014
  • I have never made a pin cushion. But these are wonderful. I think I’ll get started this week end and make a few to give to my girl friends for valentine’s day. Thanks for sharing your ideas and God bless.
    S. Brown

    —Shirley on January 2, 2014
  • I am always on the lookout for a new pincushion. I set them all around the house as a little spark of cheer. They make me smile. I think they are absolutely adorable! I have made a few, and I would love to make more. This book along with the wool fabrics would be a great start!

    —Crspy16 on January 2, 2014
  • Love the idease! I’ve made pincushions in the past and given them to my closest quilting friends. Now I need to make one for myself!!

    —krafty kc on January 2, 2014
  • I’m so mesmerized by pincushions! I especially love birds! Would love to learn how to make them.

    —Gayle M. on January 2, 2014
  • I haven’t made pincushion since my days in girl scouts. I’ve been working on organizing our upstairs and would love to have a room for my sewing/crafting and writing. I’m very interested in project like this. I purchased many vintage Christmas pin 3 years ago from ebay in a matter of months that I would love to make ornaments with. My ideas are to cut shapes that fit the pin, sew and stuff and attach the pin for decorations. Or I’ve seen Christmas trees made using brooches that I would like to duplicate.

    —Jennifer Essad on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions – I have one at my machine, one at my cutting board and one at my ironing board, but they are all looking old! I would love to make more pincushions, so I could have one in the living room when I do some hand work and one in the car for on-the-go projects. And I LOVE working with wool!!! It is my new passion!! I would truly love to win the book and wool! Thank you.

    —Ruth Ann Hunter on January 2, 2014
  • Oh my goodness your pincushions are fabulous, I only have boring ones but seeing yours…..I would love to make some pretty ones. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Sunnybec on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made pincushions for myself and as gifts. I have mine sitting on my shelves as decorations.

    —Patty on January 2, 2014
  • I am in love with pin cushions, I have several in my collection that friends have given me and I have made for them as well as myself. I also love Just Another Button Company. I have been buying their buttons for Art to Heart gift towels I’ve made the past several years and this past year for star buttons to top Christmas trees on mug rugs and heart buttons turned on their sides to be wings on chickens and tiny triangles for chicken beaks. They are clever with the buttons they make, I always check with them first when I need special buttons or want something unique.

    —Nancy Angelo on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions! Make them – give them as
    gifts. These are much cuter than the ones
    I have made- would love to win the book
    and fabric. Would make gifts for my quilting
    friends!

    —Nancy on January 2, 2014
  • I think I have fallen in love with pincushions! Never have I seen any like these. The cactus one is perfect for décor, and the whale would look lovely with my amigurumis.

    —Lynne on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pin cushions. One of my favorites is a miniature flower pot. I buy the smallest size terra cotta flower pot from the craft store, about 1-1/2″ in diameter. I stuff it with fiberfil and cover the fiberfil with a cute printed fabric. The edges of the fabric are tucked into the flower pot and hot glued to the inside edge to hold it in place. I finish off with a coordinating ribbon around the top of the flower pot and then add "flower head" pins. Quite adorable.

    —Carolyn on January 2, 2014
  • Yes, I have made pin cushions before and use them for pins, gifts and sitting on a shelf. In fact, I have a collection. Love the Santa – how unique and a wonderful gift idea for a sewing buddy.

    —Lillian on January 2, 2014
  • I Love making and using pincushions! Have recently started working with wool applique and Love the patterns you have shown! Thank You!

    —Saundra on January 2, 2014
  • I just admire all the fabulous ideas folks come up for pincushions. These are definitely on my "to do" list! The book looks like fun, the fabric, gorgeous!

    —Marge on January 2, 2014
  • Oh! What adorable pincushions!! My mother just gave both my sister and I two new ones for Christmas that she created from patterns I buy her when I travel! My studio is getting cuter and cuter! Can’t wait to get her this book too!

    —karlene dunaisky on January 2, 2014
  • Wow these pincushions look like so much fun to make. I have never made one but this post and the book inspire me to get started.

    —Lynne on January 2, 2014
  • Love pincushions, love to find different ones (Pinterest is great), love to make them. Use them, display them, sell them, gift them, enjoy them. Love to make special pins to put in them. thanks for a chance to win some "love" inspiration.

    Jeanne on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made a few from wool roving balls covered in quilt fabric scraps, and mounted in vintage cups from my childhood tea set. Not as creative as yours, but a nice way to keep a memory piece. It would be fun to work with wool felt. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    —Amy F on January 2, 2014
  • I make and give away big cloth dolls (2 ft. tall) to kids with cancer and other dibilatating probles (free postage also) I am not a corporation, but kind of a one woman arm. I’ve sent out 167 since 2007.

    I love pin cushions and would love to make and share them with my friends. Something I’ve been wanting to include with my sewing. I hope I am one of the luck winners, and this will get me started.

    I am a 73 year old disabled writer, sewer, knitter and crocheter. Thanks for this opportunity.

    Vickey Stamps on January 2, 2014
  • I use all my pincushions in my sewing room, near my recliner where I mend items, and at my needlework "station" . I also like to give them away and would love to create some like yours. Thank you.

    —Amy F on January 2, 2014
  • I have a collection of several old pincushions and some new. I have never made a pincushion but it is now on my to do list. Love the santa pincushions.

    —Shirley Harrison on January 2, 2014
  • LOVE pincushions… for both usefulness & decoration, have added this to my wish list. I have 2 boards on Pinterest for them, Pincushions & Pincushions-Biscornu these currently have over 3500 pins

    —TRACY DVR on January 2, 2014
  • I have made a few pincushions for gifts. This year maybe I’ll make one for me!

    —Sherill V on January 2, 2014
  • I love to make pin cushions and then give them to friends as a special little gift. Several years ago I taught a class on A Prince of a pin cushion which was great fun. I still get requests for that class.

    —Elayne Novotny on January 2, 2014
  • I love to make cute pincushions. I use them all the time for both decorating and sticking pins into. I can never have too many pincushions. Thanks for the chance to add some more to my collection.

    —Phyllis M. on January 2, 2014
  • A long time ago (when I was a young girl) my mom let me help her make pincushions from velveteen, a styrofoam ball half, and the lid and ring from a mason jar. Decorated with a little metallic rick rack, some old jewelry pieces and pearl pins, she donated them to a Christmas gift sale that helped support activities at the school my siblings attended. The pin cushions I own today (other than the one I wear on my wrist while sewing) are the sparkle in my sewing room. And while I still love to make and admire all kinds, I still can’t stick a pin or needle into any pincushion that resembles an animal! But, oh the pleasure of admiring them! Great giveaway!

    —Mary on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions and use them for their intended purpose as well as just to look at and enjoy. It’s become known that I like pincushions so I’ve been given some very wonderful pincushions that I might not have gotten around to making for myself. Definitely want to make that Santa pincushion from the book!

    Cindy A. on January 2, 2014
  • My first wool project was making coneflower pincushions for my quilt group. I use mine as a decoration in my sewing room. Thus began my love for wool projects and pincushions!!

    Jody on January 2, 2014
  • I have made several pincushions from your patterns. Great results in wool, and fun to make.

    —Cecile on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions, especially ones made of wool. I’ve made several – a chick sitting on a nest of "straw", a beehive with 2 bees, the classic tomato and strawberry – to name a few. I use mine and take them to classes and retreats with me. I’ve received many compliments on them. I’ve also given them as gifts. They are fun to make, as well as, decorative and useful!

    Lynnita on January 2, 2014
  • I have a cardinal that I made. i’d love to do this santa . I can see a lot of fun decorating them for individuality. they would be great for Christmas gifts. I think a bunch across the mantle would be cute. I think it would be fun to do some of the other patterns for year round décor accents.

    Debi C on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions too, always looking for vintage ones as well as making them. I use them mostly for decorating. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    Judy Smith on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions. I don’t often make them, but I wish i did. SOme are just too cute or pretty to use.

    —Hildy Schwarz on January 2, 2014
  • I have both made and purchased pincushions. Some are utilitarian and some are decorative. This book looks like it will provide many interesting ideas.

    —Carol Sc on January 2, 2014
  • I love pin cushions they bring beauty and fun to my shop. My grandchildren are learning to quilt and they want to make one. I can’t think of any thing more and memories for all. I hope to be a lucky winner to be able and share with my grand children and friends.

    —Terr Cochran on January 2, 2014
  • I have not made pincushions as yet, but am looking forward to doing so. I especially love the Santas in this post. I have been given several interesting pincushions and I use some of them. The others are for decoration.

    —Marjory W. on January 2, 2014
  • Still using tried and true red tomatoe and have bought other decorative pin cushions.Would like to try making some wool ones. Thank you for having this give away.

    —Linda Morgan on January 2, 2014
  • Absolutely adoreable pincushions. Must get this book. I love pincushions and have a few old ones from my grandmother that are very well cherished. Thank you for the giveaway!

    —Joyce B. on January 2, 2014
  • I took a welt felting class and we made a pincushion which I use as a … yep, pincushion. Yes, I really do! I like it a lot and the wool is great for the pins. Love the Santa pincushions! Would I love to win the wool bundles? Oh yes I would!!! Thanks for the give-away.

    —Karen L. on January 2, 2014
  • I love to make pincushions. I have a large variety of them. They are just so cute and useful

    —janet on January 2, 2014
  • I have been making and collecting pincushions for years. I have some that are more primitive and some fancier needlework ones. I also enjoy making them as gifts.

    —Deborah Powell on January 2, 2014
  • I use my pincushions for both decorative and as useful pincushions. I love to make all kinds; they make me smile every time I see them on my shelf. I’d love to get the book!

    —Diana Rasda;e on January 2, 2014
  • O yes, I am definitely a Pin Cushion nut. I love to make PC’s as gifts and also for myself. I have them all over the house. You never know when you will need a pin!

    —venita on January 2, 2014
  • I absolutely love the Santa pincushions. They would make a fabulous Christmas gift (next year) for my quilting friends. I made a cathedral window pin cushion when I first started quilting but haven’t made another one since. I’ve other pin cushions given to me by friends and I use them all for holding my needles and pin when I’m working on a project.

    —Linda Webster on January 2, 2014
  • I made pincushions when my daughter got was to be married. I had her dress along with four bridesmaids and one flower girl. Each pincushion was assigned to each dress and it did help keep it all manageable. Each had different colored pins and when all was done each girl got one as a little gift. It was fun.

    Ellen Barrick on January 2, 2014
  • Adorable pincushions, no matter how many you have theres always room for more!

    —Kathy Spruill on January 2, 2014
  • Before I ever learned to quilt, I made some pincushion in 2 liter bottle tops with an elastic band to hold them on my finger. They were quite handy for me and others thought they were cute. I would love to win the wood fabric so I could make others. I have more ideas about things I could make than I have time to do them.

    —Wanda on January 2, 2014
  • I haven’t made a pincushion yet but whenever i see a cute one I think that i would like to make it.Pincushions are definitely on my list to make. the mushroom and garden ones are so creative. I would love to win this give away.
    thanks

    —Pat on January 2, 2014
  • I’d love to make the whale pincushion. It’s currently whale sighting season in my hometown, now a couple thousand miles away from me, and I miss that beautiful sight.

    —Sarah R. on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve never made a pincushion but these are SO cute I may have to try one!

    —Pat on January 2, 2014
  • My mom made pincushions from the time she was a small child in the 1920s and 1930s and taught me or rather built in me a fascination for pincushions and all things sewing. Thanks for another wonderful giveaway!

    —Sharon B. on January 2, 2014
  • These pincushions are adorable, LOVE the Santa from red wool! I started my collection with a mouse, then an embroidered "donut" shape, and couldn’t stop myself! I don’t make as many as I buy, but I will definitely be buying this book – a new year, a new goal!!

    —Cindy P on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pincushions and have far more than I need. But "need" is not the point, is it? They are so pretty and fun, and a great way to use precious fabric scraps. I love the looks of this book and that luscious fabric. Thanks for the chance to win, and Happy New year.

    —Pam on January 2, 2014
  • I participate in an online quilting forum and organized a pin cushion exchange this past year. It was alot of fun! I made/exchanged 2 pin cushions — one made of cotton fabrics and the other from wool. Both recipients were so happy with what they received, but the wool one was my fav! 🙂 I love adding to my wool stash knowing that I want to do more wool work in the future.

    —Laurie L on January 2, 2014
  • I have not made pincushions before but would love to learn how.

    —fran on January 2, 2014
  • I have used pin cushions for both pins and decorating. A fun way to add color to my space.

    —Marlene on January 2, 2014
  • I have not made a pincushion…yet! I love the wools and would definitely use them in my pincushion.

    —Laura G on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made a couple of pincushions. One was a "mouse" for a friend, but it got lost in the chaos when we moved halfway across the country! Guess I need to make another one!

    —jane d on January 2, 2014
  • I have made a few pincushions and I love them. Would love to win your book and the wool felt to make more. Thanks for the great giveaway. Jackie

    —jackie on January 2, 2014
  • Made pin cushions for or quilt guild, Comforters in Puyallup. Made it from items I found in Paris flea markets. Made others that followed and contained scissors, thimble and needles..gave to friends for Christmas.

    —Judy Graff on January 2, 2014
  • I have made pincushions for myself and for gifts, they are always decorative and hold my pins!

    —Patti Mishler on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pin cushions, a new endeavor for me. I have given all away and those who received them say they’re to pretty to use for just regular old pins. That always makes you feel great.

    —Carolyn Carter on January 2, 2014
  • I adore pincushions and love making them! The santa’s are fabulous! thank you for the lovely giveaway! happy 2014!

    —Lee on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made pin cushions using my mother-in-law’s beautiful mismatched bowls. They are attractive, useful, and serve as a special remembrance of her.

    —Melody on January 2, 2014
  • I have not made a pincushion, would like to try. I have purchased a few at craft shows.

    —Brenda B on January 2, 2014
  • I have made only one pincushion, which was a gift. I’ve admired cute pincushions but have never taken the time to make any. But I adore Santa figures!! And I am just learning about the delights of wool. I would LOVE to win this book! In the meanwhile, I’m off to investigate the pleasures of Weeks Dye Works! Thank you!

    —Carol Barringer on January 2, 2014
  • This would be so much fun! I’ve been playing with wool candle mats and pincushions could be a perfect fit! Please, please pick me!

    —Diane Baldwin on January 2, 2014
  • Pin cushions are my "go to" for a quick hand made gift. I can make them to fit any occasion and make them as fancy or as plain as I want. Wool is my favorite pin cushion fabric. Easy to work with and so many variations of colors and patterns make it easy to adapt to most pin cushions I make.

    —Melanie Truesdale on January 2, 2014
  • I have not made pincushions before but use them both decoratively and practical.

    —Celesia on January 2, 2014
  • I made a sweet pincushion with embroidered roses on, but I never use it in case the pins damage the embroidery!

    —Jenny on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions and I have a small collection started. I would love new ideas and Weeks wool is the best!!

    —Katy L on January 2, 2014
  • I actually collect pincushions. I only have about 10-14 but I love the ones I have they are so unique! I especially love old or antique ones! I would love to have time to make more… When I retire I can’t wait to have lots of time for quilting more,

    —Jan on January 2, 2014
  • Pincushions are favorite gifts for my sewing and quilting friends.

    —Jerry on January 2, 2014
  • I love to make and collect pincushions. It is a favortie project for my grandaughter Elena and I.

    —Dwana on January 2, 2014
  • Yes I love pin cushions, I made 4 of them this year as christmas gifts and I also received some antique pin cushions for Christmas. So, I do make them, love them and use them. Would love to win either of the prizes, they look wonderful.

    Gidget Lowther on January 2, 2014
  • I am making a neat pincushion right now with a hollow center to old things! It will sit still, unlike the "red tomato" that rolls all over the place. I’d like to make more for gifts throughout the year, though. I could use that santa shape and some buttons to make a Cthulhu tentacle for a sci-fi fan friend who sews!

    —Meghan O'Connor on January 2, 2014
  • I have never tried to make a pin cushion but after seeing these I think I need to make them for my quilting and sewing friends. They are absolutely adorable! I would love to have the fabric. Thanks for the give away.

    —Jill on January 2, 2014
  • I’m a new quilter/sewer and I haven’t tried this yet but I’ve been looking at books and patterns constantly! 🙂 I really want to make these gorgeous concoctions! So far the book your giving away has the best ones in my opinion! Thanks for the giveaway and hoping I will win!

    —Tabitha Keener on January 2, 2014
  • I make pincushions of various sizes for holding pins – especially small ones that I can take with my portable sewing projects. I also taught my daughter the rudiments of sewing by making pincushions. You can never have too many pincushions! Love those Santas BTW. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Kearstie Grenier on January 2, 2014
  • I have sewed my whole life, but never made a pincushion.
    I had hoped my two daughters would learn to love fabric as much as I do, but alas no.
    However along came my granddaughter who loves to sew and the first thing she ever made was a little heart shaped pincushion for me, its not perfect, raggetty edges and a bit lopsided but I treasure it, especially as we live so far apart, I’m in Ireland and she is in Canada.

    —Anne Sheppard on January 2, 2014
  • I have not made pin cushions before, but after seeing how cute they are, I am sure I will be starting!

    —Darlene Hissem on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions and have them all over my sewing room. This book looks just wonderful and I can not wait to make many of the pincushions I saw in your email! Thanks for the opportunity to win this terrific package!

    —Mary Jane on January 2, 2014
  • I have just begun to collect and make pincushions. I use them to decorate in my sewing room. I think this book is awesome. Especially love the Santas (would make great gifts for my quilty friends!). Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    —Renea on January 2, 2014
  • love making pincushions and these are soooooo cute…. and the felting would be marvelous… I have some vintage pincushions that are just for "looking" and I have some that are for using and enjoying

    —lawana whaley on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions and use them all over my sewing room. Sometimes they even hold pins!

    —Terry on January 2, 2014
  • I use my pincushions.

    —Jo Anne on January 2, 2014
  • I have made them for years from scraps and other items and use them for pincushions (novel idea), gifts and decorations. Always great to look at some scraps and envision what they could turn into.

    —Carole on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made several pincushions. Use them for pins and decor and have used a few as gifts.never sew done in wool but would love the chance!

    —Cathie Lester on January 2, 2014
  • I actually have a collection of pincushions….and I use them all. Love anything made with wool. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    —Joyce on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made then, and received them, and can’t get enough of them! They are all over the house: next to each sewing machine (usually these have thread catchers attached!); next to the sofa where I do hand work; next to my cutting mat; and finally, on the ironing board. One of my very favorites was my grandmother’s who taught me to quilt 45 years ago!

    Susan E White on January 2, 2014
  • I have made 2 different wool pincushions-one was in a small tart pan. Very cute. And yes-they hold pins (and do a good job of it)

    —Joan on January 2, 2014
  • I have only made the thumbcushions from the tutorial, here: http://loopylace.com/anniescrazyworld/?p=709 I’ve made a lot of them and I use them all the time. They’re one of my handiest tools – no pun intended! 🙂

    I would like to make that cactus garden and bird pincushions shown in the book, though. Those would be primarily decorations for my sewing room.

    —Elizabeth on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pin cushions as small gifts for my quilting friends. They are practical and will serve as a reminder of our friendship with every use.

    —shelly s on January 2, 2014
  • I have not made a pincushion yet, but these patterns are adorable and just might tempt me! The ones I have are used to hold pins but I could use a couple of decorative ones for the sewing area!

    —Sandy A in St. Louis on January 2, 2014
  • I have been in a couple of pincushion exchanges. It is always fun to see all the different ones. Pincushions are fun and easy to make. I love working with wool. Nancy. MT

    —Nancy Beiswanger on January 2, 2014
  • I teach Family and Consumer Science to 9th – 12th graders at a local high school. In my life skills classes about 35-40 students make each spring semester a pin cushion. Some put pins in them and other give them away. I would love the give away to use to show them additional creative ways to sew, without a sewing machine. I then bring in a sewing machine and they make one large pillow, and if time they make another to give to a local hospital.

    —Jill Platt on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions! I have a collection of them I keep in my sewing room.
    I have made several, one a needlepointed sunflower on a small clay pot, one made out of a fat quarter of quilting fabric. I enjoy making them and looking at new designs for them.

    —Sharon on January 2, 2014
  • Really cute, never made or seen these before. I’m curious now

    —Chris Bodurtha on January 2, 2014
  • Living in Flordia is a challenge to find wool. I love making pincushions . I m so looking forward to making many more. I think if I can give some to friends they might want to learn to sew. That’s what I’ve done with my children.

    —Enid on January 2, 2014
  • I am a pincushion junkie. Making pincushions is an ideal way of trying out many techniques and having a finished project in a short time. I use my many pincushions all the time and love my wool ones the best. The ones in the book are really cute. Winning the wool bundle would be soooo sweet. Happy new year!

    —Pamela on January 2, 2014
  • These are sooo darling
    Yes I have made a pincushion – but function only not cute 🙂
    Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity
    Cheers
    Cathy

    —Cathy on January 2, 2014
  • Love pincushions but have made very few, however have been given several by a friend. This year she made a cat face pincushion. Another friend has given me a "donut". When she made them, she made about a dozen from my Bee in Colleyville, TX and presented them to us in a "donut box" They really looked like donuts at first. Mine is mounted on a stick holder which is real handy and I plan to add more donuts to it sometime. Would love to try making the bird pin cushion on the cover of your book.

    Dot Lang on January 2, 2014
  • I have never made a pin cushion, but I love them. I have collected a few which I do use for pins and one just for decorations in my studio. I actually bought a cute pincushion as a Christmas present for our sewing circle luncheon and it was quite a popular gift in the gift exchange. Thanks for the chance to win the fabulous wool and book.

    —Mona Collins on January 2, 2014
  • I have made a few pin cushions – my favorites are cute but functional!

    —Janice on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made pincushions as gifts and for fundraisers for the quilt guild. Lots of birds, birdhouses, and simple shapes. Crows were popular. Love the pincushions in this book – bright and cheery.

    —Mona on January 2, 2014
  • I have not made any pincushions yet. However, I do collect vintage ones and am sooo…intrigued by the many cute and wonderful ones I have seen recently that I really want to get started on one.

    —Wendy P on January 2, 2014
  • I have made keepsake pincushions as gifts, particulary out of wool. I have made sheep, bunnies and wool hearts. Would love to make the "birdie" pincushion – sew cute!

    —Kathy Hise on January 2, 2014
  • I have made a large chicken pin cushion and put some decorative yarns on for her hair! I use her all the time! She brings joy to my sewing room

    —Pam George on January 2, 2014
  • That book looks fabulous!!Yes I do make pincushions I do make them to use then can’t bring myself to poke pins into the bear,rabbit,animal ones so end up going back to the old ones & keep the new ones just to look at.
    Cheers
    Nancye.

    —Nancye Aitken on January 2, 2014
  • I just love my pincushions which are in almost every corner of my sewing room. They hold my pins and also add a cheeriness to the room. Love your pincushion ideas.

    —Sandra Chavez on January 2, 2014
  • Oh, my! I love pincushions! I make them for bee gifts…for myself…I purchase them for my growing collection whenever I find something old/vintage or unusual…and I am lucky enough to be gifted with pincushions from quilt friends. I have been salivating over this book…and truly hope I’m the lucky one that wins it. Nope, I have no shame – I want this book….and as a long-time purchaser from Weeks Dye Works, the wool is just a wonderful added perk!

    —deb Chance on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pincushions both for myself as well as gifts. I am always on the lookout for different patterns.

    —mary fielder on January 2, 2014
  • When a co-worker asked me questions about quilting and sewing, I had a feeling she and I had a lot in common. She said she hadn’t sewn in a long time and wanted to learn how to quilt. So, my first instinct was to make her a pin cushion and . She was so excited ! And now that’s all we talk about !

    —Carol on January 2, 2014
  • love pincushions. Have some myself. I have made a few very simple ones, nothing like these though. Would love to win the wool bundle and book. They are so lovely. Thank you for the chance.

    —Charlene McCullough on January 2, 2014
  • Yes, I have made several pincushions. I have mounted them on antique wooden spools and on candlesticks. I had heard them called "Whatnots". Several decorate a shelf in my sewing room. Others have been given as gifts. I have lots of fun creating them.

    —Karin on January 2, 2014
  • I make both functional and decorative and plan on making more in 2014 for gifts. Congrats on the book and thanks for the sweet giveaway 🙂

    —Terry on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve never made a pincushion, though I’ve thought about it! I do still have the needlebook (felt cover, flannel pages) I made in nursery school 70 years ago.

    —Elizabeth Monahan on January 2, 2014
  • Pincushions just make me smile, usually so cute and a quick project. Fun to give as gifts too. I have a collection of pincushions for using with a different pin in each. That way I justify having a bunch of them. Love the use of wool to make them too, will have to try that.

    —Mary on January 2, 2014
  • Love making pincushions that are a bit different! I even have a Pinterest page dedicated to them!

    —Michelle on January 2, 2014
  • Thanks for the chance to win this fab book, etc I think I have no chance of winning but you never know ! Got to be in it to win it! Beautiful book and patterns, love pin cushions , and the pins never knew you existed so happy I found you . Thanks again

    —Cheryl Forward on January 2, 2014
  • Would love to make some of these pincushions with that beautiful fabric from Weeks Dye Works. I like to try new things.

    —Karen Funk on January 2, 2014
  • My first try at quilting was actually a pincushion. It was a pieced and quilted one. The seams I’m sure were not perfect, but, I was so proud of my lil pincushion. My hubby even took a picture and e-mailed it to my sister ,who is an avid quilter. I think he was pretty proud of me too!

    —Rosemarie Graham on January 2, 2014
  • I would love to add these to my pincushion collection!!

    —Trish Clements on January 2, 2014
  • Love pincushions some for function more for sitting on shelf and looking pretty!

    —Teri on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pincushions and adding them to my collection. I have a lot of them that have been given to me by special friends and when I use them, they bring back great memories!

    Karen in Breezy Point on January 2, 2014
  • I love to make and receive pincushions! I belong to a group of 12 quilters and we exchange birthday gifts every year. In the past 3 years, I have given each quilter a different pincushion. This book has got to find a home with me! love everything you have shown and I bet there’s even more fun fun stuff in the book. Thank you for doing this giveaway! Ooh, I need to stock up on some wool scraps.

    —Judy on January 2, 2014
  • I have made pin cushions as gifts for friends. My favorite is a little hat made with wool. Also, I have made pin cushions from pop bottom lids that fit on your finger.

    —Pat D on January 2, 2014
  • I have only made a couple of pincushions for giveaways at our guild. I do make lots of things with WOOL, though and would LOVE to win the giveaway!!

    Thanks for the chance.

    —Delores Wagg on January 2, 2014
  • I have made pincushions form pins, for decorating, and for gifts. These are so fun and so cute! Thanks for sharing.

    Kris S on January 2, 2014
  • I have made several pincushins (all wool, of course)and I use them or
    give as presents. Wool is so easy to work with.

    —Paddy Eastman on January 2, 2014
  • I absolutely love pincushions. Most of my pretty ones are sitting on top of a wall cabinet for Quilting Magazines & Books that a friend made me — it’s quite big. I have about 4 that I use all the time; one at my sewing machine, one on my cutting table, one at my ironing board and one in my sewing drawer. I even have a crocheted one given to me by a friend. I’ve never made one myself but you make it look very tempting!

    —Nancy B. on January 2, 2014
  • I made strawberry pincushions with my grandmother when I was 7….now I have a little hat pincushion….that instead of using it for a pincushion I’m going to turn it into a xmas ornament for 2014….it’s a cool little hat pincushion…I want to make it with miniature ribbon roses and things….the cactus pincushion in the book looks really cool….Have a happy new year…

    —Darlene Krystal on January 2, 2014
  • I have just made some heart shaped pincushions for my two daughters and two daughters-in-law. They were all very pleased with them. Yours look great and more quirky so I would love to win the book on pincushions.
    Regards Nancy

    —Nancy Boyd on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions, some for their decorative affect, others for their usefulness. I have made pincushions, but love to seek out new shapes and designs. Love the pincushions in your book, would love the chance to make
    them.

    —Sherrie on January 2, 2014
  • I have made a few pincushion but these look so interesting

    elr on January 2, 2014
  • I have made a pincushion mainly for decoration. I have made fancy stick pins to add to the cushion. Would love to win the wool and the book to make more.

    Cindy Holthaus on January 2, 2014
  • Oh would I love to win a copy of Pincushion Appeal!!!!! They appeal to me and have such fun making them, started out with a porcelain doll that I china painted several years ago. I use them and also have some for display, sewing room, hutch and bedroom for antique hat pins – am addicted!!!!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win a great book and wool to play with!!!!!!

    —Janet E on January 2, 2014
  • I collect and make pin cushions. Love your ideas!!!!!

    —Vivian on January 2, 2014
  • I have made lots of pincushions, mostly for gifts. My favorite is using teacup and saucer which I glue together, making a sectioned ball which is stuffed and glued in the cup. I have made the ball out of wool, velveteen, cotton and even Liberty of London cotton lawn. I like scrounging for unusual containers for pincushions. I have also made bird shapes. I have plans to make pincushions with fruit and vegetable shapes (with felted wool) and also like the folk art look which works well with wool.

    —Jolene Otter on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions and have collected a few old thread spools……just looked thru the book…..they definitely make you smile…can’t wait to make that adorable bird cushion……

    —Annemarie on January 2, 2014
  • I have made a few small pin cushions and given them as gifts. I have a few hand made pin cushions, made by friends, that I use. Thank you for the giveaway.

    —Caron Smith on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pincushions! They are a great way to use up scraps, and I am always on the lookout for new patterns and ideas. For Christmas I made some cute little Christmas pudding pincushions, which could be hung on the tree for a decoration and then used as a pincushion after the tree has been packed away. A low calorie Christmas "treat"!

    —Meredith on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions. One of my favorites that I have made is in a silicone cupcake holder with fabric that has texture magic on the top of it. I made some for gifts, and they were really well received!!

    Diane Kimber on January 2, 2014
  • I never seem to have enough pincushions– I have them throughout the sewing room. I’ve designed my own and have used other’s patterns as well. I love working with wool and always wish I had more. What little I have, I hoard– and seem to always keep it set aside for a special project, but rarely use it….Wool is so great to work with.

    —Bebe on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve started making pincushions this year and now I’m collecting pictures of those I’d like to try next. Fell in love with a little hedgehog and she got me hooked!

    —Susan on January 2, 2014
  • I just cut out pieces for my first pincushion! Your book looks fantastic and I see several that I can’t wait to make.

    —carolynR on January 2, 2014
  • No, I don’t have any pin cushions; I usually store my pins in dishes with magnets glued to the underside … but after seeing such cuteness in this post, I certainly have to reconsider. Can’t say that I ever smiled at seeing my dish of pins~~

    —Debby C on January 2, 2014
  • I made seven pincushions for Christmas gifts, although I kept one for my collection. My collection isn’t very big, but I rotate the ones I display depending on the season. And I do use some of them. The picture cushions in this book are fun and adorable. I’ve just started working with wool and I love it. Thank you.

    —Lorna Sutton on January 2, 2014
  • I love pin cushions and use them. If they are cute, it is an added bonus.

    —Denniele on January 2, 2014
  • Yes I have made pincushions, but usually as gifts for friends who sew. The latest was a little hedgehog shaped one.

    —Amy Hopkins on January 2, 2014
  • I have made a variety of pincushions. One can never have too many pincushions! I did make one for each member of my quilting group for a birthday gift.

    Cheryl L. on January 2, 2014
  • I love to make pincushions! They are a quick and fun project. I use mine to hold pins and to decorate. I like to display them all together in a big basket or just sitting around by themselves.

    —Susan Kellam on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions. I have made a few and I have purchased a few vintage pincushions. I use them both to hold pins and to decorate. Thank you for the opportunity.

    —Renee Stapleton on January 2, 2014
  • I don’t own many pin cushions yet so I utilize mine for pins. Would love to make more using these patterns.

    —Joni on January 2, 2014
  • what’s missing … an elephant pin cushion!

    lorraine e. slauson on January 2, 2014
  • I love collecting pin cushion patterns. I make a bunch of different concussions to use as gifts or decorations on gifts from my sewing friends

    —sueB on January 2, 2014
  • How fortuitous! I just purchased "Pincushion Appeal"! As I was looking at the photos I noticed the cute accessories. Then I noticed they could be purchased! Perfect! I want to make "Mr and Mrs" for my niece’s wedding! she is a designer for "Roxy" and will love them!

    —Nicole Hanson on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made several pincushions but none with wool. I love working with wool and would love to make some of the super cute ones in this book.

    —peggy on January 2, 2014
  • How inspiring these are! I see that my cousin has already commented too. I made one at a sewing expo – a bird on a spool and love it. I have my Mom’s wooden spools and her button collection, the better to remember my mentor. I love to use this book, fabric and embellishments to create heirlooms for my daughters. And just to enjoy the creation process. Thanx for the inspiration and the chance to get a jump start on Christmas projects (well, I can always hope I start them early!)

    —Christie on January 2, 2014
  • I like to make pincushions as a gifty for my friends on our quilting retreats! It is a nice remembrance of our time together! This looks like a great book!

    —Diane on January 2, 2014
  • I love these pin cushions ~ they are all adorable especially the nesting bird. I have never made a pin cushion but am anxious to try now with all the inspiration you have provided. 🙂 Thank you

    Kimberly Ulrich on January 2, 2014
  • I love making all sorts of pin cushions. Some I invent the pattern, some I have found in patterns and books I own. I use cotton, wool, mystery fabric (hey I was sewing before there was dirt!) and I love wool pincushions they feel and look so darn wonderful. This giveaway is pincushion heaven. Who doesn’t need a pincushion…or two or more? Who doesn’t love to get one as a gift or surprise? What a grand fun project…..rubbing my hands mentally an internet group I belong to is featuring a pincushion swap for the first two months of 2014….should I tell them about this generous offer? :0) you betcha then they will see all the books you publish and become a book lover just like me…win win!!! I will go calm down now….
    Jane Modjeski

    —Mj Modjeski on January 2, 2014
  • Never made a pincushion, but when I do it will be wool.

    —Nancy on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pincushions and sometimes fill them with crushed walnut shells. I use them to hold my patchwork pins, brooches and to decorate my dressing table.

    —Merrill Hogan on January 2, 2014
  • I have not made pincushions, but am certainly getting ready to make some.

    —Nancy on January 2, 2014
  • I have only ever made one pincushion but have a friend who is a pincushion whiz. So maybe if I win the wool, maybe I’ll be more inspired!

    —Jan on January 2, 2014
  • I make pin cushions because I the designs are cute, plus they come in handy at numerous sites around the house when I sit and stitch during those precious "found" moments during the day!

    —Amy Cofer on January 2, 2014
  • I make pincushions for both decoration and function. They are so cute and I love having a variety of them around to enjoy and also to give as gifts.

    —Denise on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pincushions; they are so quick and fun to do. These are great I would love to put my spin on them.

    —Barb J on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve make a couple of pincushions but nothing like these shown here. Would like to try making some of these decorative ones they are so cute.
    Donna

    —Donna Hawley on January 2, 2014
  • Love your pin cushions. Have made some but want to make more! Have started collecting them as well!

    —Janet Nykiel on January 2, 2014
  • I am always looking for a new idea for Valentine’s gifts – may have to adapt these ideas for this year gift for my co-workers 🙂

    —Dianne on January 2, 2014
  • I have a growing pincushion collection and enjoy adding anything different to it. Keep on with the inspiration!!!

    —pam on January 2, 2014
  • I only made a pincushion when I was 9 in 4-H but think the Santa pincushions are absolutely adorable!! I’d love to win the book and the wool fabrics to start doing some wool projects. Thank you for the opportunity.

    —Janet in ND on January 2, 2014
  • Love pincushions! Have made many, and they are all over my sewing room. One I designed and made to look like a flip flop out of Hawaiian fabric. Would love to win the gorgeous wool.

    —Carol on January 2, 2014
  • I love pincushions! I like them for "decorations" and use them. One can never have too many and you have so many must have patterns!

    —Bev robinson on January 2, 2014
  • A potterist friend of mine made small mini bowls in which we make a pin cushion, and that one I use.

    —WyoDi on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve been making pincushions for years. I use them to teach my young nieces to sew. For Christmas I made wool pincushions for all of the women in my family. My philosophy is you can always use another pincushion.

    —Rhonda Crosby on January 2, 2014
  • I have made several pincushion , most recently a hedgehog which I love! Use some admire others! Book looks awesome!

    —Colleen Lawrence on January 2, 2014
  • "Don’t put all your pins in one pincushion!" Pincushions delight me! They are fun and fast to make. I keep extras on hand for gifts of appreciation to sewing friends. I am a cancer survivor 🙂 Someday I envision my funeral service with a table FULL of cheerful, charming pincushions … and all my friends can take one home as a token of our friendship!

    —Gina M on January 2, 2014
  • I have made several types of pincushions–some with a scrap/trash and scissor attachment; scrappy pincushion, several paper pieced ones and some from leftover blocks that were too small to make into a quilt or that were not quite the colors I wanted. They are always fun to make and can give away, sell at craft shows, decorate with and use for different types of pins or needles.

    Reynalda on January 2, 2014
  • I haven’t made pin cushions before, but these are so adorable I would like to give it a try. I love crafting and these look fun and easy to make.

    —Kelly on January 2, 2014
  • I have made many, many pincushions and have used them for gifts, for decorations, for pincushions (!) for swaps…and for anything else I could think of. I just love them.

    —Melissa on January 2, 2014
  • I adore pincushions. I have made some but also receive as gifts!!

    Jane Massingill on January 2, 2014
  • I love pin cushions! I have made several. I have used them for pins and have them around for decoration as well.

    —Marie Atkinson on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve actually never made a single pin cushion, yet I’m obsessed with them! Love the functionality of them, as well as the ability to express your own unique creativity.
    What better way to begin making them then through the give-away you’re so generously offering!

    —Tina on January 2, 2014
  • I have never made a pincushion, but really like working with wool. This would give me an opportunity to try something new for me with the wool. Thank you for the offer.

    —Gloria on January 2, 2014
  • I have made a few pincushions, but none as cute as yours. I will have to try.

    —Ellen on January 2, 2014
  • I have been making pincushions and even collecting vintage ones for many years. I even make them and give them as gifts to close friends. A dear friend of mine has received many pincushions from me annually. I keep waiting for her to say, ‘Stop! I have enough!’ But she never has. I love making them; some I use and some are to just look at – but in any case, I’m hooked on pincushions.

    —Nancy Bemis on January 2, 2014
  • This is a great giveaway, and the Santa pincushion is absolutely adorable. About two years ago I started out by making one very ordinary pincushion to actually use while sewing. Next thing you know, I’m making cute ones for my secret sisters at the quilting guild and a few for decorating my sewing room. I enjoy making them and can’t seem to get enough, thank you for this opportunity.

    —Suzanne G. on January 2, 2014
  • I have made a couple of pincushions for friends and they use them for decoration. I love making them they are so easy to do and fast projects.

    —Carla on January 2, 2014
  • I have made lots of pincushions. I use them and give them away too. I love the beautiful wool.

    Vickie on January 2, 2014
  • I have not made one yet, but need to. At work (i’m a casino/hotel seamstress)I am using a foam rubber brain! 🙂
    craftyccain@gmail.com

    —Connie Cain on January 2, 2014
  • New to working with wool and finding pincushions SO much fun to play with! The ones pictured look so whimsical!

    —robin raiter on January 2, 2014
  • Pincushions make me smile too!! I have made a couple to give as gifts made with teacups and saucers, but nothing as cute and elaborate as these. I currently have two that were purchased for me by special people. A traditional tomato my mom bought me when I was young that I keep regular sewing pins in and a little plaid easy chair that my husband bought me that I keep my extra sharps in. I need one for my quilting pins now and that cactus pincushion is calling my name!

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win this beautiful fabric and this book of darling pincushions.

    Lisa

    —Lisa S on January 2, 2014
  • We used elastic and bottle caps and a small square or round of fabric and batting to make ring-finger pin cushions when teaching students at an alternative high school to sew. They were quick, easy, and the students could personalize them quite easily. I would love to make a fancied-up pin cushion or two.

    —Janey on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve made very simple pincushions, nothing pretty, just to hold pins. But my old pincushion is wearing out, so I am on the lookout for the "perfect" replacement. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Cindy on January 2, 2014
  • What fun pin cushions, love the bird. These ideas are so inspiring!

    —kathleen on January 2, 2014
  • I love making pincushions! I have a board on Pinterest for collecting patterns and ideas for future pincushions too. I especially love using one that I made that looks like a giant flower. It sparkles when it is loaded with fine glass headed pincushions! It would be awesome to win the book and the wool to make more pincushions. Love the whale pincushion too!

    —Vicki Sprain on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve not made pincushions, but they are on my "want to try list."
    Would love to make some as gifties and to use as functional decor
    on my dresser.
    I do have sentimental pincushions: my late mother’s well-used simple
    tomato and stuffed fabric squares, my late mother-in-law’s Oriental one, and a fragile half doll one owned by my great-grandmother who
    supplemented the family income working from home as a seamstress.
    Thank you for this inspiring give away!

    —Lee G on January 2, 2014
  • I have made pincushions, but have also been known to purchase handmade unusual ones as well. I have one for corsage pins, one for my long silk pins, one for the pins from men’s shirts, one for half-inch long appliqué pins, one for the 3/4 inch appliqué pins, two different wrist pin cushions for when I work on my design wall, one finger pincushion for when I am doing appliqué, a few vintage/antique ones, and a few others for decor. My favorites are two that a friend made me from baby shoes. Some are stuffed with wool, some with fiberfill, some with sand or emery or walnut shells and an antique one seems to be filled with sawdust. My newest one is a felted wool pumpkin, but others are embroidered wool, needlepoint, crosstitch, sashimi, and quilted cottons. I love them all!

    —Carol C on January 2, 2014
  • I have made pincushions for our guild bazaar. Whenever I go to a quilt retreat, we exchange pincushions. At the last retreat, I swapped for a little snail pincushion- I love that it’s unusual and small. Using my embroidery machine, I made pincushions for my friends. I use all of my pincushions.

    —Jeanne J. on January 2, 2014
  • I’ve been in love with Just Another Button Company buttons for years and have several that I use for holiday decorating. Now, I’ve discovered their pincushions and made Wendy Witch for my granddaughter’s Halloween birthday. I have a pincushion next to my sewing machine that a friend made for me and it has needles as well as pins of various sizes.

    Thanks for the book review. Thanks for the opportunity to win some of the Weeks Dye Wool.

    —Clara Chandler on January 2, 2014
  • OOPs, I have not made my pin cushion kits, (good intentions though)–I like pin cushions and like the ones I receive as gifts and now and then I buy one that has some cuteness appeal–I use them, and they land in many places so I like various sizes, etc. However, I am itching to make something with wool, pin cushions would be a good start. Thanks for wonderful samples and details.
    Cheers
    Carol

    —Carol on January 2, 2014
  • i’m a pincushion junkie … I’ve made all my pin cushions and I use them!

    ritainalaska on January 2, 2014
  • I have never made a pincushion. I would love to win and make some and post them for you to see. Thank you for the chance to win. Happy new year to all.

    —sandra on January 3, 2014
  • I love making and collecting pin cushions. They are quick and fun, and wool makes it so easy! I do actually use them, but also have them decorating shelves. This looks like a fun book!

    —Sharon A on January 3, 2014
  • Just started making pincushions and no, I don’t use them, just look at them. When I get enough made I will give some to family and friends. I do have my favourite in use pincushion and don’t want to replace it lol.

    —Lorraine on January 3, 2014
  • I’ve made quite a few pin cushions. One year for the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham England, I made pincushions from wine glasses in a pale yellow, deep red and pink …wine colors and we all sat around my room and had a glass to celebrate our internet forum group getting together in the virtual world for a change.

    —Kimberly Jones on January 3, 2014
  • these pincushions are adorable. Would love to win the fabrics.

    —christine robinson on January 3, 2014
  • beutiful pincushions. would love to wim the fabric and have a go myself

    —christine robinson on January 3, 2014
  • I have never made one..but this post makes me want to make them all!

    —jodi on January 3, 2014
  • I have made one pincushion that I gave away as a gift. The only pincushion that I have I use to hold pins. I would actually like to make some to decorate my sewing room with. The Santa pincushions are adorable.

    —Judy on January 3, 2014
  • I have yet to make any pincushions. I have always liked them as they are little pieces of needle art and often show the style of the maker with the embellishments and textiles used. And because of the various designs there is a large range of sizes for the space where one is used or displayed. They make a nice little gift whether one is a sewer or when used for pins worn on clothing. I really like the decorative pins shown in the photos and hope they expand the line.

    —Alice on January 3, 2014
  • I make pincushions to use, but lately I have made some just to look at also. They are a simple, but sew functional and make quickie gifts.

    Colette on January 3, 2014
  • The only pincushion I have made was when I was in junior high, and it fit on top of my mother’s sewing machine. She used it ever since then, until she passed away a few years ago. Now it returns to me, with many memories attached, plus pins!

    —Kathy U. on January 3, 2014
  • Hi great patterns and GREAT pincushions… i just love them! I do cross stitch, and I just love to turn my finished work into pincushion, so easy to make.. a shame you don’t need that much of pincushions 🙂

    thanks for your game

    —Stéphanie on January 3, 2014
  • I love decorating my sewing room with cute pin cushions, I use only a few, one for my needles, and a couple others for my pins. But mostly I love working with wool, making penny rugs, wall hangings, coasters and more. Your wool sample pictures look lovely and I would love to make that cute little birdie pin cushion on the cover of the book. I’ll be crossing my fingers that you draw my name. 🙂

    —Sandy Beam on January 3, 2014
  • Yes, I have made pincushions, and Love them, I recently made 20 Ice cream parfait pincushions for Christmas gifts…was a lot of work, but rewarding all the recipients loved them. I use some for holding my pins and needles, and some just for decoration. It’s so much fun to hear the comments about them, Is really a joy to make and receive as well. I’d love to be the weekly winner of the new book and fabric and see what I can do with new patterns for more!!!

    Jeanette Spellmeyer on January 3, 2014
  • I am a little obsessive-compulsiver about making pincushions. My 94 year old mother, my four daughters, and I sew, so not only are lots of pincushions necessary but also cute quick gifts. They also make nicer bridal shower gifts along with other sewing notions.

    —Vicki Krausz on January 3, 2014
  • I have made the pin cushions for decor and using them it is nice to have them where ever you are doing crafts.

    —Ann on January 3, 2014
  • I haven’t made any pincushions …Yet… These are a real inspiration to get started. So cute!

    —Martie Gorton on January 3, 2014
  • I have made pincushions from my leftover needlepoint tapestry wool ends. I felted the bits of wool yarns together and formed them to fit into various colored miniature glass slippers. This was my own original idea. They are decorative as well as functional.

    —Carol A. on January 3, 2014
  • I love making pin-cushions and giving them as gifts.
    I will love to make the Santas.
    Thank you for sharing.

    —Sandy Lamb on January 3, 2014
  • Ashamed to admit I haven’t made any pincushions because I don’t like strawberry or tomato ones. NOW with this book I just might! So cute.

    —Cindy Dahlgren on January 3, 2014
  • I belong to a quilt sewing group called Chocolate Club {each meeting someone brings chocolate} Last year I made pin cushions for everyone.
    Pineapples, birds, pears, squares with designer buttons and eggs with wool felt hearts and stars. Once I got started I couldn’t stop. I have a small basket filled with pin cushions I’ve made and when sewing friends come over I let them pick one for themselves. I would love to win the book and wool so I can start filling my basket again.

    —Vicki Kellogg on January 3, 2014
  • I’ve made several pincushions, all of them practical and functional! There’s nothing wrong with that, but, oh, how I would love to give in to whimsical, creative little girl within me and sew up several of the ones in the book with the beautiful wool fat quarters! So lovely! What a great giveaway, thank you!

    —Peggy B. on January 3, 2014
  • What a fun way to use fabric and so functional. I have collected some unique cushions and use them lightly. I have also made one or two. Hmmmmm, now I’m challenged to try making some more.

    —Grandmadaniel on January 3, 2014
  • Wow just in time for the new year. A new pin cushion. The new designs are cleaver and fun. My pin cushion is so old and tattered…this is just the thing for a new fun creation.

    Thank you for the tips and creative ideas, my 2014 is looking better already. This would be a new venture for me, never had a wool experience.

    Dianne R

    —Dianne R on January 3, 2014
  • What a fun way to use fabric and so functional. I have collected some unique pin cushions and use them lightly. I have also made one or two. Hmmmmm, now I’m challenged to try making some more.

    —Grandmadaniel on January 3, 2014
  • I have made several pin cushions from my quilting fabric as decorations for my sewing room. I would love to make some from wool as I have just started working with it in penny rugs & wall hanging and really like it. Thanks for this opportunity.

    —Terri on January 3, 2014
  • I make pincushions every year for my Bee friends. They look forward to seeing the new designs and keep a collection. I recycle things such as Sucrets tins, medicine bottles (which hold my pins and/or binding clips), and my mom’s collection of antique toothpick holders. I made Christmas trees last year out of wool and now I can’t wait to make the santas in your new book, "Pincushion Appeal".

    —Denise griffin on January 3, 2014
  • I use pincushions but they are not as fun or fancy as the ones in the book – those are art. Would love to try to make some as creative! thanks, cindy

    —Cindy Wienstroer on January 3, 2014
  • I use them and decorate with them. Love pretty, functional things.

    Denny on January 3, 2014
  • Yes, I’ve made a couple of pincushions which are definitely used for holding pins, but I’ve never made one as cute as the ones you picture. I especially love the mushroom, cactus, and bird’s nest w/ bird! I enjoy all of your posts and the inspiration they offer!

    —Barb on January 3, 2014
  • I’ve made many pincushions and love doing it. I have a shelf unit above my cutting table and it has several I have made and also been given. Currently I’m working on Miss Pinny Cush by Amy Bradley. I only need 20 of them for my next Quilt Camp!! They’re fun and a great way to try out different fabrics and colors together! And no quilter ever told me she didn’t need a new pincushion!

    Mary Ellen Tardiff on January 3, 2014
  • I’ve never made pincushions but I would love to make those Santa’s…they’d be great Christmas gifts!

    —Janice on January 3, 2014
  • I’ve only made two pincushions, I gave one away and am using the other for pins, what a concept! The pincushions in this book are adorable! Maybe I’ll be making a few more soon?! 😉

    —Jan on January 3, 2014
  • I love wool…and pin cushions…but have never made one. These are sew cute….I’d love to give making my own a try. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —D Wink on January 3, 2014
  • I have only made one pincushion that was a pillow type. I would love to make some decorative ones! The ones in this book are adorable.

    —Karen on January 3, 2014
  • Pin cushions make the cutest decorations in my sewing room. I confess to making them just to display because they can be so much fun and they make me happy. Well, okey, I also use them as pin cushions.

    —Claudia on January 3, 2014
  • I’ve never made a pincushion before but with the book I could give it my best try. would be nice to have something beautiful to look at. If you think about it we look at our pincushions alot! So thanks for almost everything I need to get started. The FABRICS look BEAUTIFUL -a nice gift to get or give.

    —jeanette on January 3, 2014
  • I have several pincushions and they are always in use in
    one room or another. Even so, it seems they are never in
    the rooom that I’m sewing in, LOL. More is better when it
    comes to pincushions. Love the cuties in the book.

    —DJ on January 3, 2014
  • I have made pin cushions to give as gifts and they were so fun to make. The pin cushions in this book are so cute. I’d love to try making some of them.

    —Susan Griffith on January 3, 2014
  • I have made pincushions and I really use them and decorate with them but this past Christmas I received one from a lady I met while camping in our RV here in California. She was there from Arizona and I looked out my window and saw her sitting outside turning what looked like something she had sewn inside out. I thought "She must be a quilter" so I had to go over and introduce myself. Well needless to say we really hit it off and although we live so far apart I am looking forward to seeing her again some day. At Christmas I got a package from her with an adorable pincushion with a felt Santa appliqued on it. What a surprise!!!

    —Barbara on January 3, 2014
  • I have not made one yet, I would like to though, these are real cute!

    —Sunnie on January 3, 2014
  • I love the pincushions shown from this book. I have made a few pincushions, some for use and some for display. Thanks for a great giveaway! Lucky person who wins it.

    —Dianne B on January 3, 2014
  • Pincushions! They make nice decorations when I am not sewing. When I am sewing, I have pins going everywhere. When I am finished, they make a nice place to rest.

    —Valerie Burgess on January 3, 2014
  • I have always had a thing for pincushions; our quilt guild had one pincushion swap and will have another this year. What a great book – can’t wait to get one!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Deborah on January 3, 2014
  • I have made quite a few pincushions. Several of the pincushions in my collection came from someone else. Mine all have their own story. I have a file of pincushion patterns so I will never run out. I use some of my pincushions to sort my needles and pins. And I use a few to decorate near my antique sewing machines.

    —Karen on January 3, 2014
  • I have a small collection of handmade pincushions–some I made myself and some given to me. This book has some really darling patterns. I think I might have to make some Santas for gifts next year!

    —Katherine on January 3, 2014
  • I have never made a pin cushion but these look beautiful and very inspiring and would be great projects to do with our Brownie pack!

    —Donna on January 3, 2014
  • My mother had a pincoushin that my great grandmother made and it looks like a sphere with several sides to it i thought it first as a pomander as it lookes so fancy that i though that this is what it was originally used for, but my mother correxcted me in this as she stated that many years ago ladies of that time made fancy things for thier workshop and used lace, buttons and fancy stiching for thier projects. The pincoushion was beautiful and I hope that my mother teaches me how to make one.
    God Bless
    susan

    susan itzenthaler on January 3, 2014
  • I have been fortunate enough to inherit an old red strawberry pin cushion from my mother, and some very old and unique ones from my husband’s mother and grandmother. I have them on display in my sewing room – it is a warm feeling every time I look at them! I have made a few, and received some as gifts, which I use and also just enjoy looking at. This book inspires me to make more and give as gifts! They are all deliciously enticing – about like chocolate!

    —Judy A. on January 3, 2014
  • I’ve never met a pincushion I didn’t love. Yours Are Adorable!!
    I have a small collection of vintage pincushions; the best of which is named "Cousin It". Cousin It is from the northern reaches of our continent and used the last bits of a rabbit that was probably a supper stew. The pincushion part is a small piece of dark felt. There is a strip of seal fur around the edge, decorated with a few tiny white trade beads. Everything is, of course, stitched by hand. Cousin It stands on a pair of Artic rabbit feet.
    People’s first reaction is Euooo…Then they begin to really look at him and see what he is made of. He is, then, admired.
    I would love to win a copy of Pincushion Appeal and add to my collection of new pincushions with the work of my hands. Thank you for the opportunity! pj stitches!

    —pj stitches! on January 3, 2014
  • I have not made any pincushions, but think that would be a good way to display my antique hat pins. I have not used wool, but yours looks really nice and the colors are beautiful. Keep up the good work.

    Kris L on January 3, 2014
  • I love to make wool pincushions. I have several that I use regularly and a couple that are just for decorations. You can never have too many pincushions. I recycle my wool so I have quite a variety.

    —Kathy H on January 3, 2014
  • Pin cushions are so fun to make. I like to decorate my sewing room with them. All of them are darling but I think I like the Nesting Bird the most.

    —Marsha Nelson on January 3, 2014
  • I adore pincushions! I love to use them, give them away, hold them and just look at them. Most of all I love to make them and I love WEEKs Wool! I can always count on the color and it feels great! This is a darling book. Can’t wait to own it!!

    —Kathy August on January 3, 2014
  • I love pin cushions. I use a few the rest decorate my sewing space. Thanks for the give away.

    —Deb Peterson on January 3, 2014
  • I was on a cupcake pincushion kick for a while

    —carol on January 3, 2014
  • I started with a cupcake pincushion but got addicted. Since then, I have been making a new one after each finished quilt project or my newest thing- gifts for sewing friends. Making a pincushion that is perfect for a sewing friend’s style, personality or need is just great fun!

    —Irma on January 3, 2014
  • I love the look of wool pin cushions and have made a few, and felted one. I use them mostly for decoration.

    —Kathy Gruwell on January 3, 2014
  • I have not made a pincushion yet. I would certainly love to
    make one from the beautiful wool.

    —Wendi M. on January 3, 2014
  • I have made several pincushions that I use around my sewing room both for pins and decorations. I have a felted wool watermelon, a gingham elephant,
    a shaker box with a pincushion set into it and a spool of thread with a flower attached to a golf tee that sets in the hole of the thread spool and holds pins quite nicely. I just ordered your book, Pincushion Appeal,
    from Martingale.

    —Linda Mc Kay on January 3, 2014
  • I have only made a pincushion once and that was when I was a little girl, many, many, years ago. I love them and would love to make one of the many cute ones in this book.

    Fay Dixon on January 3, 2014
  • Love all kinds of pincushions. I like to embroider on wool and make tomato pincushions! Hope I win!

    —Lynda L on January 3, 2014
  • Yes I make pincushions and most of them are being used. But I haven’t made beauties that are in the book how I would love to win it and the wools are to dye oops die for 🙂

    —Rhoda Forbes on January 3, 2014
  • ive been wanting to make some i always get nervous before making anything and procrastinate i love these pincushions I think they have given me the right inspiration to get to making some lol

    —crystal moyer on January 3, 2014
  • I made pincushions using an oversized ceramic thimble made by my late mom in law. I cross stitched small motifs to glue to the top and use fiber fill to fill them. They were very cute.

    —Cindy Weeks on January 3, 2014
  • I’m embarrassed to admit that I use an ancient "tomato" pincushion. I have been wanting to make one and think the beautiful wool and patterns in your book would be quite inspirational.

    —Susan on January 3, 2014
  • There are A LOT of pincushion fans! Look at all the responses! Winning would be like finding a needle in a haystack (I guess that is another idea for a pincushion) 🙂

    —Gina Sue on January 3, 2014
  • I’ve made several pincushions, some out of felt, some out of fabric. I used them for pins, for decorating and for gifts. I even try my hand at making pintops out of fimo to decorate the pincushions with. I’d love some new patterns for pincushions. You can never have too many!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Jacqueline on January 3, 2014
  • great pincushions I have made a few Great book/

    —Deb Rayman on January 3, 2014
  • I made rustic heart shaped pincushions for my sister and my cousin. They really liked them, so I would like to try some different ones, they can just be decorate ones to hold antique hat pins etc.

    —Marilyn Bishop on January 3, 2014
  • I’ve made them as gifts. I’m on the "team seam" for our church annual Christmas pageant. I started to make some for our sewing room at the church but then, the costumes got in the way…surely I’ll finish them before next Christmas!g

    —Camilla Hunter on January 3, 2014
  • I have never made pincushions though I would love to try! I always admire them as they are so cute!

    —Cynthia on January 3, 2014
  • I have made pincushions and keep several around my sewing room. It’s not too early to think about gifts for my sewing buddies for next Christmas.

    —Dorothy B on January 3, 2014
  • I love pincushions and have made many as gifts. I do like the unusual ones. These are great. Good luck everyone.

    —CindyM on January 3, 2014
  • I make pincushions for gifts, myself and to sell. Would love to win the book.

    —marie beers on January 3, 2014
  • I have never made a pincushion, but I absolutely would love to try. I have just recently "fallen in love" with using wool fabrics in some of my small quilts and find it so easy to use.
    I spend way too much time looking at pincushions online and use them not only as cusions for my needles and pins but also as show-pieces on shelves.

    —JoAnn on January 3, 2014
  • I use pincushions as a decorative element in my sewing room. I have made many as gifts for friends

    —sue salinger on January 3, 2014
  • I love to make pin cushions out of Orphan Tea Cups with their saucers all the better .Do a little needlework ,gather around a ball of fiber and glue in cup.Makes great little gifts and i have one in every room it seems like.Have never tried them with wool but would give it a go!

    —Pat Rand on January 3, 2014
  • I use them for pins as well as to organize sewing machine needles
    By using colored sections for each type of needle, such as metallic, embroidery, etc.

    —Susan on January 3, 2014
  • I make pin cushions to use myself and to give away to friends. I try to match the pin cushion with the person and the giftee is thrilled! I’ve got to admit, I take a certain amount of pride in my results.

    —Laurel on January 3, 2014
  • I needed a pincushion – for my pins actually -and I practised paperpiecing hexagons for the occasion. It was not so bad but not half as cute as those suggested by Cecile and Rachel!

    —Inger Martinson on January 3, 2014
  • I’ve never made pincushions – isn’t it time I tried?

    —Deborah Rosen on January 3, 2014
  • I absolutely adore decorative & useful pincushions but I’ve never made one! Love love love the "splash" whale above! Your book is calling to me… 🙂

    —Gail on January 3, 2014
  • I made a couple of mega cute chicken pin cushions that I love. They make me smile whenever I reach for a needle. I love working with wool felt.

    —Judy Allen on January 3, 2014
  • I have started making pincushions and putting them into low cost glasses I buy at my local Goodwill store. I made one that looked like a duck sitting in a pond (a sherbert glass)that I put some blue glass paint into for the ‘water’ added some ‘grass’. Gave it as a hostess thank you

    —Jennifer on January 3, 2014
  • What fun! Pincushions are neverending source of enjoyment, providing amusement and a place to stick a pin!

    Barbara on January 3, 2014
  • I have made several pin cushions. Mine actually hold
    pins and needles.

    —Marge on January 3, 2014
  • I’ve never made a pincushion before, but these are just so darn cute & imaginative I’m going to have to buy the book & give it a try!

    —Barbara K on January 3, 2014
  • I have made pincushions before and use them as decorations and to hold my pins. I like my sewing area to look good and to be practical.

    —Bridget on January 3, 2014
  • I have never been inspired to make a pincushion until I received the email featuring Pincushion Appeal. There are great pincushions that I want to make! Thanks for the inspiration.

    —Marilyn on January 3, 2014
  • I have made a pincushion that was basically a square stuffed with batting. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Elaine on January 3, 2014
  • Thanks for the chance to wibn the beautiful wool and thanks also for the tips on Santa hat.

    Libby on January 3, 2014
  • I make pincushions for,gifts and for my own use. Love them!
    Gabby

    —Gabby on January 3, 2014
  • I make pincushions for gifts and for my own use. They fun to make and so useful. Gabby

    —Gabby on January 3, 2014
  • Pincushions are fun to make for gifts and for my own use. I use them and love them! Gabby

    —Gabby on January 3, 2014
  • I have made numerous pincushions…most from JAB. They are all so adorable I use them as decor in my studio. Often I will make a duplicate to give away as a gift. I also love the Weeks wool and their floss. You’re the best…2 Martins in a Nest.

    —Judi on January 3, 2014
  • A pincushion? Try 4 and some more to come when I get a few more projects done. I also use them to keep my pins sorted by type, how anal can one get you ask? Well only those of us who might be teetering on the edge of obsessive habits for finding things in spite of all chances in the first round.

    —Sandy H on January 3, 2014
  • I absolutely LOVE pin cushions! I’ve made some and purchased some, won one and was gifted two…. all in all — about 15 or so… Two of my favorites sit next to my sewing machines (one domestic, one long arm) for regular use, most are decorations. Would be fun to win the book and see what my next project might be. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Tammy on January 3, 2014
  • I have not ever actually made a pincushion myself but I have the cutest one that is I suppose what you call a wing-backed chair. Hmmm, maybe just a side chair but it was a birthday gift from my sister. I definitely use it for pins – love it!

    —LisaT on January 3, 2014
  • My quilt guild had pincushion challenge this year – lots of wonderfully clever ideas!

    —Kathy on January 3, 2014
  • I haven’t made any pin cushions that elaborate just simple pin cushion in a basket , What wonderful ideas. and I would like to learn more about using wool for pin cushions

    —ELIZAJANE on January 3, 2014
  • I make and use pincushions, but I also collect them and have a basket full of all kinds of pincushions including sewn, quilted, knitted, crocheted and various "travel souvenirs" as well. Luv em!!

    —BarbL on January 3, 2014
  • I have made a few pin cushions but would like to expand my collection with this wonderful giveaway!

    —Barb S. on January 3, 2014
  • Would love to make the santa pincushions…absolutely adore everything about Christmas.

    —Nancy Johnson on January 3, 2014
  • I have several pincushions and I use them all the time. A patchwork wrist pincushion when I am moving between sewing locations, a poinsettia pincushion by my sewing machine(the kit for which was a gift from my local quilt shop), and an adorable mouse made from wool sitting on a wool tomato(pattern by Pam Gracia), that is my go to favourite.

    —Diane Falconer on January 3, 2014
  • I have yet to make a pincushion, but I have several for decorating and for storing pins and needles.

    —Carol Y on January 3, 2014
  • I make my own and use them for pins

    barbara woods on January 3, 2014
  • I keep buying little chicken pincushions. They are just so darn cute and full of attitude, I can’t resist them! I thought I’d "branch" out and make your nesting birdie pincushion-I fell in love with it at first sight. And the whale, and the….well, you get my drift. I am obsessed with wool, and these cute pincushions would give me another outlet to be creative with wool. Pick Me!

    —Julie Kranz on January 3, 2014
  • I have made several pincushions. THEY ARE FUN TO DO!!! Our local quilt guild has a festival each March, and I had been on the hospitality committee the past 3 years. One year a friend and I made 0ver 200 Wool strawberry pin cushions, and tied several black French knots on each one. One year we made over 200 owl pincushions. WE made others too. I would love to win the wool pieces or book. Thanks, Patty

    —Patty Bretheim on January 3, 2014
  • Yes, I love making pin cushions! My last one was an owl. I’m looking forward to making more with your patterns. They are so cute! Of course I could sure use some wool etc. Hoping I’ll be a winner!

    —Robbie on January 3, 2014
  • I love pincushions and I love making pincushions. I use them for holding pins and for decorations. I find that the different ones are the most interesting and can be the most challenging to make. I would love to win the book and the wool fabrics. Thank you for this chance.

    —Doris Worthen on January 3, 2014
  • I have made a couple of small, woolen pin cushions and I really enjoyed the whole process. Your book makes me want to start making some more–perhaps to get a head start on next Christmas?

    —Beth T. on January 3, 2014
  • I haven’t made a pincushion since my first sewing class in high school, but the memories of it make me smile and fondly remember my teacher. I was so lucky to be taught by Mrs Mitchell, she instilled a passion for everything that involved a needle and thread and gave of her time freely and with a great deal of patience.
    It’s time to make a new pincushion in honour of this lovely lady, I can still remember her favourite stitches…time to dig out the threads.

    —Janet on January 3, 2014
  • I love pin cushions and collect them. Hand made or store bought or antique, I love them all. I have over 120 and love to make more. I would love to make several of the pincushions featured in the book and the wool would be perfect to work with.

    —SuziQuilter on January 3, 2014
  • Thanks for this give away! Such beautiful designs of pin cushions, whether they are used for useful pincushions for sewing, or just for beauty to be set around to make life a little happier and fun! I have been a sewer since age 9 and have been sewing for over 48 years, and these little cuties would be so fun to make. I have not actually made any pincushions, but am making this my new fun project to make for 2014!
    Looking forward to seeing this book and the designs and ideas. Would love to make a cute design for a pincushion for my daughter expecting her first little one – to be able to put in with her sewing projects she may make for her baby.
    Connie Field on January 3, 2014

    Connie Field on January 3, 2014
  • I’ve made a couple of pin cushions. One memorable one is using a plant pot (painted), with a ribbon (rouched) around the top of the pot, half a large polystyrene ball covered with fabric. I used for quite a while – every time I put a pin into the polystyrene ball, it crunched. Not sure I liked that sound 🙁

    —Wilma on January 3, 2014
  • I haven’t ever made pin cushions before but my interest is peaked now and will have to try out some of these ideas

    Misty Y on January 3, 2014
  • I have six different pincushions, all were gifts. This book looks like it will inspire me to try my hand at making something little more creative than red tomatoes.

    —vickey butler on January 4, 2014
  • Sure I’ve made lots of pincushions to use as well as to give as gifts to creative friends.
    My favourite in my sewing room currently is a miniature octopus, made from a softie pattern reduced by 50% (i honestly think softies are wasted on children). She’s bright and cheerful. She keeps me in line and her legs keep her on the table.

    mistea on January 4, 2014
  • Love pincushions! They are the centrepieces of my sewing room, they look pretty, and, they can be used as pincushions!! I like making pincushions by using mini bowls (often pick up pretty ones from charity shops) or decorative mugs.

    —Mayke on January 4, 2014
  • Enjoy making pincushions for decoration and using them and really like using wool in my projects.

    —Joan on January 4, 2014
  • I love pincushions. I have a collection of antique sewing items including some pincushions. I have made several as gifts that are definitely used for pins. My favorite one to use for pins was a sample that I purchased at Dorr Woolen Mill in NH. It is made completely of wool ( surprise!).The pins just slide in and out of the wool roving so easily. Who knew that using a pincushion could be such a delight!

    Anne Lewis on January 4, 2014
  • I love making pincushions that are both useful and beautiful! It’s a great way to try out a new technique, and they make great gifts for qulting friends!

    —Susan on January 4, 2014
  • I love a wool pin cushion. Sometimes I use what I make and sometimes I let them sit around and look great.

    Bonnie in Va on January 4, 2014
  • These are so adorable and would dress up any sewing room!

    Suzanne on January 4, 2014
  • Guess you could call me a collector of pin cushions. I have made a couple using paper pieced tops and small baskets as a base.

    Susan on January 4, 2014
  • I haven’t made any pincushions but I do use them to hold mine straight pins and needles.

    —knittingdancer on January 4, 2014
  • I think pincushions are delightful works of art. I have made a few for gifts and for myself. I never thought about using wool until I read the comments and learned that pins would easily slide in and out. Even if I don’t win the prize (although I would love to), I have learned something new and am motivated to make more. Thank You!

    —Charlene Frost on January 4, 2014
  • I use pincushions for both decoration and to hold my pins!

    Moira on January 4, 2014
  • What a neat way to decorate a sewing room!

    —Rita Hall on January 4, 2014
  • I have made pincushions before but not with the wool. it has been a long time. I remember one was a lady’s hat. Pretty sure I still have that one around someplace and it has pins in it! Would love to try your pincushions with the wool!

    —Linda Bassett on January 4, 2014
  • I’ve made just a couple that are both decorative and useful.

    —Carol Gearey on January 4, 2014
  • I have a few, but have always been meaning to make more. I use them. I still have my mom’s very first pincushion she made in school, in Switzerland, when she was 8 (back in the late 40s). It’s my favourite. :o)

    —Piroska on January 4, 2014
  • These are ALL adorable-would like to make each and every one to add to my ever-growing collection!!

    —Gail on January 4, 2014
  • These are very inspiring designs. I may have to make a few this winter while staying warm.

    —Gail D. on January 4, 2014
  • I have received some handmade pincushions as gifts, but haven’t made any of my own. It’s something I want to try this coming year.

    Victoria Miner on January 4, 2014
  • The santas are wonderful and I would make them for Christmas decorations. Looks like a fun project.

    —Charlotte Key on January 4, 2014
  • I use pincushions all the time. I have several and have them placed where I can use them and have plans to make more. I have an adorable wool hat one I made for Christmas gifts for all my quilting friends. I also have a few around that are so cute I don’t want to use them so I just place them near various fabric piles as decoration

    —Debi Duvall on January 4, 2014
  • I have a pattern to make a chicken pincushion but haven’t done it yet. I’d like to make a "flock" of them. The Santa pincushion really appeals to me.

    Celeste on January 4, 2014
  • I give them as gifts to my quilting/sewing friends. Of course, I have to make some for me too! They are functional and decorative. I’m participating in a pincushion swap for next month. So the book and wool would definitely come in handy….

    —Jackie on January 4, 2014
  • I used to make utilitarian pincushions for pins; then I started collecting a few and now I’m in love with the wonderful novelty designs. They a such fun little projects.

    —Sandy on January 4, 2014
  • I have several, some are used and some are for "shelf-sitting". love them all.

    —cheryl on January 4, 2014
  • I LOVE pincushions! I make them and even, occasionally, buy them. I use them for pins, have numerous ones in my sewing room (just because they’re so cute) and give them away as gifts to my sewing friends. This past year I made a gorgeous one out of rusty-orange, hand-dyed wool I picked up at SewExpo, Puyallup. I keep it on the ironing board so it’s always visible. Thanks for the opportunity to win the gorgeous wool from Weeks Dye Works.

    —BusybButtons on January 4, 2014
  • It’s been a very long time since I made a pin cushion. I have two pin cushions that I use for holding pins, one for my wrist and one that sits by my sewing machine.

    —Rhonda on January 4, 2014
  • I have made a number of pincushions, and swapped many of them. I have a couple I use frequently, but many of them are just used as decoration. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway opportunity!

    —Laurie on January 4, 2014
  • Pincushions YES YES YES!! Have made lots of different one and I use some and look at some. I love them.

    —Jeanne on January 4, 2014
  • I have a couple of cute pincushions that I bought. I always look at them and think that I would like to make them but have not jumped in yet. I think this book will push me in. I love the Santas. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    —Cindy Freshley on January 4, 2014
  • Oh my goodness I haven’t owned a pincushion since those little tomato ones (with the baby one attached) I was required to use inj unior high home ec ( and I am OLD)! I pin adorable ones all the time. Clearly I need to win this so I can make myself a cute and proper pincushion, no?

    —Robin W on January 4, 2014
  • I’ve made a couple of pincushions. All of them hold pins!

    —Doreen on January 4, 2014
  • I do make pincushions, I do use a lot of them, and I do use them to decorate a shelf in a glass-front cabinet! Thanks for the chance to win the wool and book.

    Susan on January 4, 2014
  • I do make pincushions and I use them to hold pins

    —JenniferB on January 4, 2014
  • I make and use my pin cushions. I also like to make them for my friends. I love pin cushions and now collect them along with thimbles. I display them in a miniature Hoosier type cabinet that my husband refinished for me. The cabinet was originally made by my great uncle Lewis for his wife’s doll collection and it is perfect for my pincushions! Your pincushions are so cute and would be great additions to my collection.

    —Charlotte C on January 4, 2014
  • I love pin cushions my aunt used to collect pin cushions–she got me hooked–I’ve made a few mostly for holidays–to sit on the mantle.

    —Darcy B on January 4, 2014
  • I have made a few pincushions and I use them for decor in my sewing area as well as gifts for friends. Thanks of the chance to win a copy of the book.

    Nancy Myers on January 4, 2014
  • I love making pincushions and give lots away as I have way too many for my. Pins and some are too pretty to stick pins in. I really like the cute and quirky.
    Would love to make more..
    Regards and thanks for all the wonderful info.
    Roma

    —Roma on January 4, 2014
  • I lean more towards practical than cute for my pin cushions. I like my Tupperware pin box. However, I do make and decorate some for friends. I take tuna cans, wash thoroughly with dish soap and allow to air dry. Stuff with cotton or batting, which is used for stuffing pillows or animals, and cover with a round piece of fabric. Hot glue fabric on can, cut off excess; measure and add a decorative ribbon or lace, pulled tightly around can and hot glue to fabric. This size can is great for those who Applique’. Hot glue or sew on buttons, ribbon roses, motifs, etc. For Quilters: Use a 15 oz can chicken comes in using the same directions. The bigger the can, the more pins it will hold. For a tool carrier: Use a Crisco can, clean as above, cut a round Peltex 72 false bottom and add sides snall enough to fit inside can’s diameter. Peltex, when heated will mode into whatever you want to make. Add decorative straps to bottom of Peltex and on sides to pull up pin cushion to get to your tools. Outside of can can be decorated with fabrics, yo-yo’s, whatever makes you happy. Just remember, use a hot glue gun.

    Keep smiling,

    Lynnita Shipman on January 5, 2014
  • No I haven’t made any YET. But with your book and pretty wool pieces, I will give it a try.

    —Vickie Graveline on January 5, 2014
  • Too cute – I love them!

    —Susan on January 5, 2014
  • I have not made a pincushion yet but my mom collects them! I would live to make one of these for her 🙂

    —Jenny on January 5, 2014
  • I have not made a pin cushion yet but it is something that I would love to explore in the near future. I can see giving them as gifts to all of my sewing pals. And I love to work with wool. So soft and supple.

    —Patty on January 5, 2014
  • I like to make them as gifts. I also keep them as decorations…. Love them !

    —Loveta Lilly on January 5, 2014
  • I’ve not made a pin cushion before, however, I’ve never seen any that were as beautiful as these. I think I might just have to try my hand at them. I love these.

    —Lynn D in NC on January 5, 2014
  • I have never made a pincushion. Love the Santas and bird pincushions. Would love to make those and start Christmas presents now. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —mildred plaskett on January 5, 2014
  • This are a work of art. It is so hard to use something so beautiful, but I do, of course!

    —Jayne on January 5, 2014
  • I love making pincushions; they are wonderful as gifts, and a great way to use up scraps. I have a great collection of cute pincushions in all sorts of designs, including a little Christmas pudding one that I hung on the tree as a decoration!

    —Meredith on January 5, 2014
  • I have never made pincushions before but after seeing this post, I would love to try! I have a couple of vintage pincushions that I have on display in my craft room.

    Donna Gabbard on January 5, 2014
  • Particularly like the flat cat, the bird and the whale. Haven’t made pincushions before, but this makes me want to.

    —Margie on January 5, 2014
  • My Weekly Wool Group has a pincushion exchange every Christmas. I have to get this book! I can’t wait to start on one for next year. Thanks so much!

    —Becca Green on January 5, 2014
  • Hooray for a great book on pincushions!!! I have been collecting them for many years. I have a 50’s looking red with white poka dots fish that was my grandmothers and a rocking chair crafted from rolling strips of a tin can with the cushion in the chair’s seat for the pin cushion, made by my father in the 60’s. These are just two of my favorites.
    You will find one by each of my 3 sewing machines,my cutting table, my favorite chair for hand sewing and in my guest room with threads and needle.
    Looking forward to purchasing this book.

    Linda Willen on January 5, 2014
  • I made one many years ago, but it wasn’t as cool as these! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Karrie Smith on January 5, 2014
  • I have never made a pin cushion in my life, the ideas and suggestions shown are absolutely inspiring and not square or boring. I feel a pin cushion coming on, especially for treasured gifts. Thank you for alerting me to the art of ‘fun pin cushions’.

    —Janet Kavanagh on January 6, 2014
  • We did a pincushion exchange for our quilt guild Christmas party! It was so much fun and addicting! I made five!

    —Rita on January 6, 2014
  • I haven’t made a pincushion yet, but the bluebird one looks cute!

    —Linda on January 6, 2014
  • I’ve made them and I’ve bought them and I love them. They’re like little art objects decorating my workspace.

    —Gay Wehrman on January 6, 2014
  • I haven’t made a pincushion for a number of years. I’d like to try a couple of the ones in the book, they’re cute. What is that substance that you can fill pincushions with that helps to keep pins and needles sharp? I’m sure it is sold all over, just can’t remember if it was a sand product or something else.

    —Marion on January 6, 2014
  • Ive always used them but have been falling in love with all the cute pincushions Im seeing these days.! Thank You!!!

    —Vanessa B on January 6, 2014
  • I love pincushions. I have made a few and have added them to my collection. I even have my mother’s pincushions…one is from the early 1960’s which came with her Singer sewing machine purchase.

    —CarolB on January 6, 2014
  • i am new to sewing (am still trying to teach myself so i haven’t attempted a pincushion yet – but i am SO interested and intrigued with the ones i see. hopefully that can be one of my goals to achieve this year!

    —lesley on January 7, 2014
  • I have made several pincushions over the years mostly cross-stitched but I never thought of being so whimsical and creative in doing a pincushion- I would love to win the book and the wool- thanks for the chance to win

    debra on January 7, 2014
  • I have a collection of pin cushions, but have only made a couple. I would love to learn to make the beautiful ones in your book! Such wonderful inspiration! Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Deborah on January 7, 2014
  • I LOVE pincushions and have dozens of them, mostly for display. I have one that I filled with walnut shells that I use everyday. Thanks for the great giveaway! The book looks amazing! :0)

    Terry on January 7, 2014
  • I am new to sewing so I haven’t made any pin cushions yet, but it’s on my list of things to do.

    —Dawn Jones on January 7, 2014
  • I have made quite a few but my cats steal them and think they are their toys! Good thing no pins were in them at the time. I keep finding the cushions in the oddest places! LOL thanks for the giveaway!

    =^..^= (my naughty kitties) =^..^=

    —darlene macdonald on January 7, 2014
  • I have never made any pin cushions before, but I definitely use them to hold my pins. It would be interesting to actually make them.

    —Lauren on January 8, 2014
  • i love these pincushions. We have a group of ladies meeting each Wednesday "kirman Krafters" who would love to make these. Thank you for your ideas. Where can i get the book?

    —Grace Strand on January 8, 2014
  • love these pincushions, especially the bird in the nest. i have a number of hand-made pincushions (some mine, some from friends) and keep them in an apothecary jar in my sewing room. I use them, too, and switch them out frequently to be in line with the current season, holiday, or mood.

    —quilter422 on January 9, 2014

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