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Thread: Oh, What Fun! Let's Make Some Ring Pincushions!!

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    Oh, What Fun! Let's Make Some Ring Pincushions!!

    While making these pincushions for two of my quilting friends, I decided to take pics along the way just in case anyone wants to know how I made these. It's so simple and I hope you enjoy them!!

    Here's a pic of what we're making:
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    Here's the pictorial with instructions:
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    and the last 6 pics:
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    ​Very cute!

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    What a great gift idea for quilting friends. I try to make a small gift around my birthday in December just a gift.
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    sew cute well done

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    thank you
    very cute idea
    Have a nice day and a safe one too!

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    Yrs ago this was shown in a quilt magazine, but not such large tops......made a few dozen for a craft show, but also hid the bottle cap by gluing laces, ribbons around it.........I still use these myself when doing handwork........hmmm maybe will start saving caps again....shows ya' what goes around, comes around!

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    thanks for taking the time to post this fun tut
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    What a clever idea. Thanks so much for sharing your instructions with us.
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    How do I go about forwarding this post to a friend of mine on Yahoo email. She is the moderator of our local Crafty Ladies group, and is always looking for something cute like this to teach us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtnquiltinglady View Post
    How do I go about forwarding this post to a friend of mine on Yahoo email. She is the moderator of our local Crafty Ladies group, and is always looking for something cute like this to teach us.
    right above the message click on thread tools gives you the option to email it

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    cute idea I'm going to make some I'm not a soda drinker but I can get dollar tree soda and dumped it, thanks for the tutorial.

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    These are cute. These would be perfect for the new little sewer also to have their own pincushions possibly with a bigger cap that would fit over their little hands. Love your idea! Great stocking stuffers!

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    Thanks everyone so much! Thought I would show you the cute pincushion given me by a friend many years ago that was my model for this. I like the idea of the cap being uncovered as you can see what bottling company it's from and the different states you can collect them from. The one I'm sending to a friend has the name of a bottling company near me in Virginia and they will like that! Here are the pics that made such a cute pincushion. This will give you ideas!
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    NO! NO! NO! LOL, this is to stinkin cute!

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    What a cute idea! Nice gifts.

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    Thanks for the tutorial. I'm going to try making some. Question: Is steel wool something people use for stuffing a pincushion? I never heard of it. I'm wondering if it would tend to rust, especially since I live near the ocean. Comments ? ? ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sew Krazy Girl View Post
    Thanks for the tutorial. I'm going to try making some. Question: Is steel wool something people use for stuffing a pincushion? I never heard of it. I'm wondering if it would tend to rust, especially since I live near the ocean. Comments ? ? ?
    The purpose of the steel wool used in pincushions is to keep the pins sharp! Also, another great filler for pincushions is pulverized or crushed walnut shells. These also are supposed to keep the pins sharp and they mainly are used when you need the base of your pincushion to have weight to keep it from moving around while you push pins in or retrieve them.

    I don't think the steel wool will rust unless you are in a very damp moist area of the country like the East Coast or near the ocean. The fabric encasing it should be enough to keep it dry, but I would not use it since you are so near the ocean. Since it's worn on the finger, you would want the lightest weight for stuffing.

    Thank you, Sew Krazy Girl! You had a great question! Hope yours turns out terrific!

    For those of you who don't drink soda, you can use bottle caps from fruit juice drinks, energy drinks, etc. so explore different types of plastic containers with a deep enough lid and you've got a cute base for the pincushion!

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    I forgot to say for those of you who want to use crushed walnut shells in your pincushions that you can find 5 lb. bags of it at pet stores. It is supposed to really keep the pins and needles sharp, but it may leave the fabric with a dinghy color (especially if it gets wet the staining may occur).

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    thanks....love these... so nice for making hexi's and hand stitching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdeaaz View Post
    thanks....love these... so nice for making hexi's and hand stitching.
    Your welcome! Yes, I so badly need one of these when I go to my design wall as I sometimes reinforce blocks with pins and removing them and putting them between my lips to hold is not good!!

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    These are just to darn cute. Thanks for the tute on this. Just added another project to my list. Thanks
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    Thanks for sharing going to have to make me one.

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    Thanks for the pics. I like the tying it to the inside like that.
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