Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Scrappy Pincushions

Sometimes you just need a feel-good sewing project, like these two scrappy pincushions! Amanda Jean from Crazy Mom Quilts had a month long pincushion challenge this past summer and I was instantly inspired.

For these scrappy pincushions no fabric scrap was too small. I first pieced the scraps together and then layered with batting and quilted with Aurifil thread. The texture created from these 1/8th" quilting lines is my favorite!

Want in on a little secret? I love to fill my pincushions with crushed walnut shells, which happens to be the same thing as lizard litter from the pet store. You can find a big bag for just a few dollars -- score! 


  1. Hadn't thought of using my tiniest scraps for this purpose, or the batting, but both are great ideas. Thanks for the information about the walnut shells. Didn't know 'lizard litter' was the same thing. The things you learn....! Wonderful pincushion! Deb

  2. These are adorable! I love those little lines, too. Such a cool idea!

  3. Very cool! I want to make a few of these as gifts!

  4. I love to make pincushions! Thank you, love it!