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A - Z : P = Pincushions, Pique-épingles

Les épingles et les aiguilles étant faciles à perdre, c'est une bonne idée d'utiliser un pique-épingles. Surtout si vous avez besoin d'une épingle rapidement, et que vous n'avez qu'une main pour la saisir !
Since pins and needles are easy to lose, keeping them stuck in a pincushion is a helpful idea, especially when you need one fast and have only one hand to retrieve it!


Photo Amanda Jean

Les pique-épingles prennent toutes les formes et sont amusants à faire. Et en plus c'est un bon moyen pour utiliser les chutes de tissus :
Pincushions are fun to make, et they are a great way to use scraps too:



Apple pin cushion

Jen Segrest

Book pincushion

Mini Joseph's Coat Pincushion

Pique-aiguilles fauteuil / Armchair pincushion

Scrappy pincushion

Winter Wonderland

Plus d'inspiration ici, et ici !
More inspiring ideas here, and here!


Rembourrage du pique-épingles :
Pincushion filling:


Polyester, coton, coquilles de noix, sable, sciure, molleton... les avantages et les inconvénients par Jacquelynne Steves.
Polyester, cotton, walnut shells, sand, sawdust, batting... some pros and cons by Jacquelynne Steves.



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  1. It never occurred to me that pin cushions could be little works of art - I particularly like the book one.

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    1. Every thing is an excuse to play with fabric scraps, and pincushions are just the perfect size to make them between to projects, just for fun ;)

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  2. The pin cushions are so artistic and beautiful. They are not just functional but a work of art.

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  3. Some of those cushions are very creative! I love the idea :) I almost want to have enough pins to need a cushion...

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  4. I think the fruit ones higher up are my favourite. However then I could not decide. The book is creative.

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  5. When I was growing up, everybody had the tomato pin cushion. Your other examples are so cute, much nicer than a tomato. My only pin cushion was a gift from my 5th grade teacher. She had traveled to Europe and brought back a sweet embroidered pin cushion from Switzerland, I believe, for every girl in the class. Boys got bookmarks that were made in the same design.

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  6. Oh! I LOVE the book pin cushion! What you see mostly in the States is the tomato one...

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    1. The tomato pincushion is sold in every country I guess, as we have them in France too! And you hardly will find another type in a store. Strange.

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  7. Having a pin cushion is something I could use. They look nice and it's a good way to keep your needles organized and accessible. Great idea! Jackie's Bookbytes Letter P

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    1. Find beautiful pins, with GoT symbols, and your pincushion will be an art piece, very decorating ;)

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  8. It's amazing the different types of pincushions that now exist.

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  9. Everything can be a pincushion, as long as a pin can stay inside! Some are inside empty toys, tea cup, flower pot (usually it's a cactus pincushion), and so much more!

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  10. Very pretty collection. Brought back some childhood memories. My mother is an awesome seamstress :)

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  11. Great fun post! How many of these are yours? The round with the little sea urchin on it is one (of many) of may favorites! I use a pin cushion I got at a craft fair at a woman's house many years ago & keep thinking I'd like to make some. You have inspired me to much greater heights!!!
    Thanks for all the comments on my blog. I hae found it challenging to respond all along the way as I've had custom orders for my storage bins, which is a good thing. We are almost done with the challenge! Well done.

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    1. Hi Linda! Only one from this post is mine: the red armchair. But I have a lot in my sewing room ;)
      Yes, this challenge is exhausting!

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  12. I can see how walnut shells make a good filler. They would sharpen the needles I'd think? I mean Boeing uses walnut shells to sandblast their airplanes. Love the variety you displayed here :)

    Stephanie Finnell
    @randallbychance from
    Katy Trail Creations

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  13. The collection of pin cushions is beautiful.

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  14. So beautiful, each a miniature work of art.

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