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Thread: Tea cup pincushion came home!

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    Tea cup pincushion came home!

    This morning I was getting ready to go to with DH to a flea market about an hour and half away. I picked up a bag of knitting and there was the pincushion in the bottom of the bag under some baby caps. I had decided that it had run away for ever but it came home. I had had a make-up quilting class on Thursday afternoon after my knitting class on Thursday morning. I had put the pincushion in the knitting bag when I took it from the car. I just didn't remember that I had taken it on Thursday! I would have found it next week when I got ready for the knitting class. Being an obsessive compulsive personality, I can't just ride in a car. I have to do something with my hands. The blue cup normally sits on my desk by my bed. The gold/white cup stays on the cutting table, and the pink on lives by the sewing machine.
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    You have some beautiful cups. Did you make the pincusions? I would love to make one or two out of some cups that belonged to my Mom. What do you stuff them with and what do you use to stick them into the cups? Do you glue the cups to the saucers? I guess I need a tutorial on this. Anyway, I'm so glad to hear that you found it.
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    really like your teacup pin cushions. I went to a quilt show last weekend where one of the booths was selling old salt cellar pin cushions. I like your idea better ... I won't lose the pin cushion on my sewing desk! I've found lots of teacups and saucers at thrift stores and garage sales at a real reasonable price, but it's usually feast (lots of variety) or famine (none can be found).
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    They are easy to do. I will do a tute on how to make them with pictures.

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    I had a girlfriend make me one several years ago. I was wondering where i was going to put it because i didn't want to risk breaking it downstairs in my sewing room. It sits on my dresser w/ some pins, needles, and safety pins. Perfect place!
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    They are terrific. I'll be watching for your tutorial. Glad you found your pincushion

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    So glad you found it!

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    Thank your for sharing the Tea Cup pinchusions, they are so pretty.

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    I was getting ready to make one of these gorgeous pincushions, but the darn cup has made in Occupied Japan on the bottom! Guess I'd better check it out first.
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    I am so glad you found your pincushion. It is very pretty and I look forward to your tutorial.

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    Glad it turned up safe and sound!

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    Quote Originally Posted by collady View Post
    They are easy to do. I will do a tute on how to make them with pictures.
    WOW! Great pin cushion and thank you for offering to do a tute....I'll be waiting for this one.
    Thanks for sharing, Beckie
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    Prettiest pin cushions ever ... and the saucer provides a nice place to set snippers, stitch rippers, etc.
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    Glad you found your pin cushion. I have a ton of bone china cups & saucers, all gifts. Excellent way to use them. Better than them just sitting in the china cabinet. They will make excellent gifts. Looking forward to your tute.

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    I made one of those teacup pincushions. The saucer was a little on the plain side so I added a small lace doily between the cup and saucer for a more Victorian look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScrappyAZ View Post
    I made one of those teacup pincushions. The saucer was a little on the plain side so I added a small lace doily between the cup and saucer for a more Victorian look.
    Nice touch ... and good idea!
    Did you glue it on, or leave it free so it could be laundered, as needed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by collady View Post
    This morning I was getting ready to go to with DH to a flea market about an hour and half away. I picked up a bag of knitting and there was the pincushion in the bottom of the bag under some baby caps. I had decided that it had run away for ever but it came home. I had had a make-up quilting class on Thursday afternoon after my knitting class on Thursday morning. I had put the pincushion in the knitting bag when I took it from the car. I just didn't remember that I had taken it on Thursday! I would have found it next week when I got ready for the knitting class. Being an obsessive compulsive personality, I can't just ride in a car. I have to do something with my hands. The blue cup normally sits on my desk by my bed. The gold/white cup stays on the cutting table, and the pink on lives by the sewing machine.

    those are really cute. I have a few dainty cup/saucer sets that are too small for the folks I know. Would make wonderful pin cushions.

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    I love these tea cup pin cushions! Looking forward to the tutorial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Nice touch ... and good idea!
    Did you glue it on, or leave it free so it could be laundered, as needed?
    I glued the doily between the cup and saucer. Never thought about leaving it free to be laundered. Now I have yucky thoughts of the doily being dusty! I'll have to take a look.

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    Lovely tea cup pin cushions. I am so glad you found the missing one. I will look forward to the tute....What section will you place it in? I ave some old demi-tasse cups and saucersthat were my moms, but of course there is a cup or two missing in each set, I'm sure they were broken or cracked years ago. I think these would make wonderful little friendship gifts. Thanks for sharing.

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    So glad you found your pincushion, looking forward to reading your tute.....I want to make one too !!!!!!!!!!!!!11
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScrappyAZ View Post
    I glued the doily between the cup and saucer. Never thought about leaving it free to be laundered. Now I have yucky thoughts of the doily being dusty! I'll have to take a look.
    If the doily gets dirty, just wash the saucer at the same time as the doily. Am I awake or not?

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    I will be looking forward on your tutorial - I LOVE cups and saucers. It would be nice to make a pin cushion or 2 for me and friend or two.

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    These are so cute. I am looking forward to the tute too, I think these would make nice gifts for my quilting ladies. Thank you for sharing.

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    I can so relate to what you are saying. I am exactly the same way. Got to be doing something all the time. When I could not quilt due to a bad injury, I took up making Baby caps for the hospital and making pin cushions out of cup/saucers and various flea market knick knacks. Didn't see where you said you made the pin cushions or bought them. Here are a couple of my favorite pin cushions. I love yours. Did you apoxy the cup to the saucer? I didn't read where you said you were going to do a tutorial. I am really looking forward to seeing how others do their pin cushions. I think that is a great idea.
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    Whenever I clean out my sewing/craft room, it is like going to a flea market or thrift store. I find a lot of things that I had forgotten I even had. I also have to take knitting, crocheting or hand work of some kind with me wherever I go. It is an obsession, but is nice to know I am not alone. So glad you found your pin cushion.


    [quote] This morning I was getting ready to go to with DH to a flea market about an hour and half away. I picked up a bag of knitting and there was the pincushion in the bottom of the bag under some baby caps. I had decided that it had run away for ever but it came home. I had had a make-up quilting class on Thursday afternoon after my knitting class on Thursday morning. I had put the pincushion in the knitting bag when I took it from the car. I just didn't remember that I had taken it on Thursday! I would have found it next week when I got ready for the knitting class. Being an obsessive compulsive personality, I can't just ride in a car. I have to do something with my hands. The blue cup normally sits on my desk by my bed. The gold/white cup stays on the cutting table, and the pink on lives by the sewing machine.
    Last edited by twinkie; 09-30-2012 at 03:26 AM.

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