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    i have an embroideried one some[lace, just started making them, and they're sooo cute and fun to make, i love the idea of epp, a great use for small blocks that we all don't know what to do with, but honestly, i usually use an old box of altoids that i've decorated or my shirt, if anyone would lik to exchange, let me know

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    lynnie, what is epp?

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    English Paper Piecing?

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    One. I am such and underachiever. My sewing area is very compact though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwyn
    Quote Originally Posted by martyr
    OMG!!! I have 7, and I haven't quilted much yet! I have one for old fancy pins, 1 for long bead pins, 1 for pearl pins used to make snowflakes, 1 for sewing machine needles, 1 for regular pins by the machine, 1 by the cutting board, and lastly one tiny one for hand sewing needles. And, I'm thnking of making a new one for big eyed craft needles! LOL
    What do you like to use to fill your pincushions?
    like one of the other replies I have used scraps, cotton balls, and i did save some sawdust from one of my DH's projects for the next one. The one I have made [vs the one i inherited!] are usually made using jar or bottle lids and then a circle of scrap material gather to fit and glued into the lid. I did get some very cute patterns from a library book " Pretty Little Pincushions" Lark books 2007, Susan Brill ed. - maybe I'll do one of those!

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    What a good idea! I cart mine from place to place. I shall have to get making some more now!

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    I collect pincushions so I have them everywhere and usually use them at different times. I have a little turtle that has the pincushion on his back and I used him when I sewed for my granddaughter. I love pincushions.

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    the more the better i always say lol

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    i asked b4 if nayone has done an exchange of pin cushions, can't find the reply, is anyone interested or it a lame idea? pls.pm. if it's good or bad and how do you set up a swap anyway??????

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    I have found this thread so interesting. I have such a variety of pins and needles because of the kind of work I have done over the years. I have pins from 3/4" to 6". Needles up to 12". They all have their own pincushions which I've made from leftover scraps of upholstery velvet. One is even made from burlap. I fill them with pine sawdust from under the table saw. I have also used poly stuffing.
    I love my sewing room and all of my machines. I'm recovering from heart bypass. It cheers me up to just be with all my sewing goodies.
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    Your supposed to use pins?? No wonder I am having a hard time quilting. Can't be bothered with pins!
    But seriously, I like the magnets for those in use. I use altoid tins for keeping different types separate and for travel purposes.

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    I have to keep my pin cushion hid in a drawer all the time as my cat George well not leave it alone. If he can find it he pulls all the pins out of it with his mouth drops them all over the floor and the table. He just has a ball everytime he can find it so I am always going to the drawer for it when I want to use it.What a messie cat he is but i love him.Handquilter

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    Someone said their grandmother had made a pin cushion out of pine straw and I immediately thought of mine. My grandmother made mine when she was probably in her 80's. She passed away in 1974 when she was 100 years old. I'm going to try and post a picture.
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    I use 3 pincushions and I know I need to get a couple more.

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    This is beautiful, my mom croched and I have a few of her things, a small hat pincushion. She died at 94.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie's Crafts
    This is beautiful, my mom croched and I have a few of her things, a small hat pincushion. She died at 94.
    that is such a pretty pincushion! She was talented.

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    I love the straw pin cushion. It is truely a work of art.

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    I hang mine out of reach of my cat Keishi, as he does the same. I'm one of those people that doesn't wear footwear indoors and regularly step in them. Hurts! A lot! :-(

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    I love the pin cushions. Oh please somebody stop me. One obsession at a time. My house is rather small.

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    my grandma made baskets just like that, she came from deltona florida. she would sell her baskets at craftfairs, and would pay her way to NY every year with the money she made on her baskets. some of them were really fantastic. i have a few. where did your grandma learn to make them

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    OOOOOO be careful using sawdust for items in the house. From my experience making cloth doll, you must sterilize the dust by baking 200 degrees for about 45 min to one hour. There could be critters still in the dust and you will give access to house by using unsterile dust. Good idea though for stuffing. I prefer little plastic beads. They come in bags and are the same as those used in "beanies"

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    I have 4. just made 24 Chicken pin coushions for my Sew And Sew Group. We had our 21st birthday party yesterday and I want to give a gift. They are fairly easy to make
    LaCora in Texas

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    I have one magnetized one that I keep next to my machine. My June Secret Angel sent me one, and that travels around the house with me. I have pin cushion/catchall bag thingie that my Mom made for me. That is by my said when I sew or do counted cross-stitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCora
    I have 4. just made 24 Chicken pin coushions for my Sew And Sew Group. We had our 21st birthday party yesterday and I want to give a gift. They are fairly easy to make
    LaCora in Texas
    Can you tell me where I can find the pattern for that? My quilting teach made one for every one in the class about 5 years ago.

    You can PM me with the info, or post it here.

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