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Thread: for the person wanting to make pincushions out of small ceramics.

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    for the person wanting to make pincushions out of small ceramics.

    I just use a bit of poly stuffing, a scrap of fabric and some E6000 glue. Works fine.
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    Those are adorable. Cute holiday gifts!

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    Oh cool!

    I wasn't the one asking about it, but I was thrift shopping this weekend and I kept seeing cute little teacups that I thought of doing this with. Now I know how to do it!

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    Those are so cute! I'm thinking that will be a fun project for my granddaughter!

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    What adorable gifts for my quilty friends. I will keep my eyes open for some petite tea cups and sugar and creamers. Christmas is coming!

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    those are really cute -- I recently rescued some cut glass teacups from the "clear glass" recycling bin -- can't believe what people throw away!
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    Really cute
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    I LOVE this idea. Thanks for posting the pics.

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    What awesome gifts those would be for my quilting friends. Thanks for posting picture of yours.
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    Those are so cute....

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    What a simply great idea and soooo cute! Once again, when I don't even know I am looking for something, someone on this board gives me an idea that I can use.

    My clover pins are getting dull. I was considering how I could make something to use as a pincushion to stick them in to sharpen them. My idea was to use steel wool inside some type batting covered with cotton for a pin cushion. I was wondering what to use as the base. Now, I know. Thanks so much for posting this. Now, will the steel wool work as a sharpening agent? I've got to go test that out.
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    My idea was to use steel wool inside some type batting this. Now, will the steel wool work as a sharpening agent? I've got to go test that out.[/QUOTE]

    Yes this does work as I have at least one I have made, not with steel wool but with a steel scrubbers from the Dollar Tree. One thing, don't use left over cotton batting inside the pin cushion as for some reason, probably the scrim, the pins don't go through it very easy. I wrap the scrubber, which I cut down to a smaller piece in a piece of cotton fabric and then in some poly stuffing for the body of the cushion.
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    What is E6000 glue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheshirecatquilter View Post
    What is E6000 glue?
    It is an all purpose gel type glue that comes in a squeeze tube. It will adhere soft to hard, as in the pin cushions fiber to glass, or as in collage metal charms to basically paper. It will dry hard, it is thick and it is very versatile. It is readily available anywhere craft supplies are sold. I consider it a must have glue in my crafting supplies, but as a collage, assemblage crafter I admit to being glue obsessed. I probably have as much in the way of glue types as sewing notions. A glue for everything and every glue available, all except for glue stick....in my humble opinion unless you are doing a simple craft project with a child and don't need for it to last long don't use glue stick. It may say permanent but there is nothing permanent about it.
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    I wasn't asking but am sure glad you posted a picture. From now on I will be checking out the ceramics and tea cups at the second hand store. Thank you for posting the info.

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