The pattern I chose for my pincushion is called "The Abbey Bag" by Abbey Lane Quilts. It was a very fun project to make. I used a couple of sewing-themed fabrics from the Love to Sew line from Michael Miller Fabrics. The bag that is attached to this pincushion is a great place to throw your discarded threads while you are sewing at your machine or small fabric scraps if you are using it at your cutting table. I stuffed my pincushion with crushed walnut shells.
I also got to thinking, this would be an excellent thing to have on the arm of my favorite chair while I am hand sewing the binding on my quilts. I can keep my spool of thread, a small scissors, and my binding clips in the pouch and store my needle on the pincushion when I am not using it.
Kits availableI have put together some kits for this pincushion and bag using the fabrics pictured above, and they are available in my online quilt shop, Stitchin' It Up Quilt Shop. If you want to use your own fabrics and just need the pattern, you can purchase the pattern alone.
Sew AlongFor those of you that want to try this pattern to make your own pincushion, I plan to host a Sew Along starting on Monday, September 30 and will post tips for you that I discovered while I made my pincushion. Order your pattern or kit today and join me.
Thank youThank you to the mastermind behind this blog hop, Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt, and the super organizer of the pincushion hop and my friend, Kristen from Meadowbrook. It was a privilege to participate in this well-organized blog hop. I look forward to participating in future hops.
Giveaway Time!I am doing a giveaway today. I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to be used in my online quilt shop, Stitchin' It Up Quilt Shop. You can have two chances to win:
1. Like me on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you are following me on Facebook. If you are already a follower on Facebook, just let me know you are already a follower.
2. Go to my quilt shop and leave a comment here letting me know how you would spend the gift certificate if you win.
Comments will close on Saturday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m. CST, and I will notify the winner by e-mail.
Blogs of the other participantsBe sure to check out the blogs of the other participants who are showing their pincushions today.
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Happy Blog Hopping!