Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Pin Pals: 40 Patchwork Pinnies, Poppets, and Pincushions with Pizzazz

 FORTY pincushions to make! What a great scrap buster idea! This could be your next addiction!

When I recently reviewed Antique American Needlework Tools by Dawn Cook Ronningen I was quite struck by the historic sewing objects women made, especially the pincushions. So, I was excited when I saw Carrie Nelson's new book Pin Pals.
In July 2017, Carrie made 49 pincushions in 31 days, inspired to sew every day by Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts. The journey was about play, pleasure, and practice, and not about pressure and perfectionism.
Pincushions don't have to be tomatoes! They can be any shape or size. How about a tetrahedron?

You can use any kind of fabric scraps! Some of the patterns use very tiny pieces.

Carrie closes the stuffed pincushion with 40 weight thread then adds a diagonal "X" cross stitch over the area for extra security.

Aren't these little beach houses adorable? The photo shows the crushed walnut shells used to stuff the pin cushion. Other stuffing options include sand, sawdust, rice, and cotton or poly stuffing.
Most of the patterns are pieced, but there is an adorable daisy fusible applique. 

I have some gift items to make for Christmas, but I can't wait to make my own Pin Pals!

See photos of all 40 pincushions at

See more books with Carrie's patterns here.

I received a free ebook from the publisher in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

Pin Pals - 40 Patchwork Pinnies, Poppets, and Pincushions with Pizzazz
by Carrie Nelson
$22.99 Print Version + eBook
eBook Only (-$8.00)
ISBN: 9781604689594

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