Sunday, April 4, 2010

April 4, 2010 - Pin Cushions

I have been sewing since I was 10 years old. That's a long time. : )

I have always kept my straight pins in a plastic or tin box and I just grab the pins as I pin a garment or quilting project.

I had the joy of helping my college aged daughter do some sewing this week while she was home from college. She kept poking herself as she took the pins from the tin. She asked me why I don't use a pin cushion. I guess it is because when I un-pin, I pull out a lot of pins at once, and then how do I stick them back into the pin cushion? So I bought a large tomato pin cushion from Joann Fabrics and I am going to give it a try.

How about you? Do you use a pin cushion or box of pins?

Photo from Joann fabrics

5 comments:

Pat said...

I use pincushions!

Alane said...

Why, a box, of course.

I put the extras in my lips. But then when there are none in my lips, I'm not sure anymore if I used them all or swallowed them.

Karen said...

Alane, it must be genetic! I do the same.

audrey said...

Once upon a Time I had one of those wrist pin-cushions, but I missed the mark so many times that I went back to a plain-old-box. :D

Becky said...

Both! I use whatever is sitting closest at the time. But I do like the pin cushion ease the best.