The Paper Pieced Pin Cushion


I love the Needles and Notions book but couldn’t decide what I wanted to make. I love paper piecing but in small amounts and I really didn’t want to make a quilt or a wall hanging. I collect pincushions so I decided to make the pincushion block and frame it.

Planning is my favorite part, executing my plan is a different matter. I couldn’t find a frame I was crazy about that came in the right dimensions. I happened to mention this to MaryJo and she showed me some different options using wood surfaces from our sister company, The Artist’s Club.

I settled on the Arch Top Peg Board, which she painted, sanded, and stained for me! The opening was larger than I needed so I just made my background bigger. Deb quilted it for me since I don’t quilt and Voila!  It really didn’t take long to make, especially with the help from my friends. I decided to use real pins instead of embroidering them on. I love it and I hardly had to do any of the work! It would make such a great gift… but NO, I am not giving it to one of them!


  1. B J Elder - July 23, 2012

    What a perfect frame for this fun pincushion! Great job.

  2. Mary - July 23, 2012

    i cannot find the directions for projects. Am I to buy all the books? Thank you for response.

  3. karenthequilter - July 23, 2012

    Judy, it turned out sew darn cute!!!

  4. Mary - July 24, 2012

    Love that pincushion! I will have to buy this book. Thanks for the info.

  5. Joy - July 27, 2012

    It turned out wonderful Judy! I love it.