I discovered while at a quilt retreat at my sister's house that I love magnetic pin cushions. I like the fact that you can just lat the pins down and don't have to 'stick' in. One work of caution...don't keep one close to a computerized machine! It might not hurt it but why take the chance? Anyway...I wanted a magnetic pincushion, but I did not want to go shopping. So I fashioned one from things I had around the house. I liked it so much, I made another one to keep on my cutting table. And since I was making another one I decided to share the process with QB today! It only took about half an hour to make it!