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Thread: Eight Pointed Civil War "Buckshot" Pin Cushion

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    Eight Pointed Civil War "Buckshot" Pin Cushion

    I found the pattern here: http://www.marcusfabrics.com/images/...pincushion.pdf several months ago and I think I have seen a link on this board as well. I fell in love the the shape, it reminds me of an octopus. I made mine in civil war reproduction fabric with emery sand to fill the pieces. I made pouches cut a little smaller for the emery and slipped those in the main fabric pieces. The emery sand does settle to the bottom, but it is really heavy. I did a lot of hand sewing on this.

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    Very cute and it reminds me of a star fish!

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    Cutie pin cushion. Where do you get your emery?

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    You did a great job on it. I have one made by a board member, and I just love mine. She even put a special button on the top from a uniform in her family.
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    That is too cute.
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    nicely done
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    very nice job!!!
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    Very nice and an unusual shape. I could see this in Christmas fabric and would look like a poinsettia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj View Post
    Cutie pin cushion. Where do you get your emery?
    I bought two cups from an etsy shop called "my sweet accent". The shipping charges were cheaper than the person on Amazon. The etsy shop also had a choice between 80 grit and 100 grit emery.

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    a very cute pin cushion
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    I use the one I made for putting my open safety pins in so that they are easier to take in and out when basting a quilt. Nice job
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    Very pretty! I've never seen anything like that and I love it!

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    Very nice! I made one a while ago!

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