Monday, September 16, 2013

Pin it!

Oh, I hate being the last day!  The standard has already been set soooo high with sew many great pin cushions!  How can I begin to compete...er..... share what I have done?  And, if you are doing this in order, I'm being followed by the expert!   Anyway, here it goes.  I've been throwing ideas around since I signed up for this hop.   I knew it needed to be an original pattern, and I do much better following someone else's guidance. : )

Anytime, is the right time to sew, so I decided to make my pincushion a clock pointing to every hour, yes, every hour because anytime IS the right time to sew.  I'm always looking for a pin cushion at my machine, so why not make one that attaches?



I calculated how large I needed my pin cushion to be and got out my compass.  I made the circle on a piece of yellow fabric.

 I used the compass to divide the circle into 6 parts, then further divided it to make 12 equal parts.

                         Next, I used my machine to embroider the numbers and the hands of the clock.



                               I didn't trust my freehand sewing, so I added the arrow tips by hand.


                                            Next, I pinned the lace around the edge of the clock.


 I sewed a circle the same size, right sides together.  Next, I cut an X in the back and turned the clock right-side-out.




I stuffed the cushion with filler.  Then, I cut a smaller circle out of a plastic lid and inserted it into the back to keep the pins from sticking through.  I added a little glue to hold the plastic in place and close up the X that I had cut into the back.

Next, a pink ribbon was added, pinning it to the back first; then, stitching it in place.  Decide where on your machine you will attach it so you can decide which direction to attach the ribbon.  Velcro is used to hold it closed.  I made certain that it didn't interfere with the mechanism of my sewing machine.


                                I think it will work very well.  I will always have pins or a pin cushion in reach.  

Thanks for visiting my blog and taking a look at my project.  You are almost done if you are following today's list.  Thanks to Madame Samm and Kristen  for setting up our hop.  If you still need to visit today's sites, they are listed here:
September 17
Just Quilt It  (you are here)

62 comments:

  1. This is the perfect pincushion for any sewing room...you never have to leave because you can't keep track of the time spent in there! :)

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  2. Very good idea and sew cute! Thanks for showing the how-to ... :) Pat

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  3. Haha, yes, it's always time to sew!! Cute pin cushion!

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  4. This is so adorable. Great idea and very handy that it attaches to your machine.
    Thanks for sharing.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  5. Your clock pin cushion is darling and sew unique! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Your pincushion is sew lovely. Thanks for sharing

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  7. That is a fun idea! Anytime is a good time to sew....so right. That is the best excuse (if you ever need one for having a drink.... It is five o'clock somewhere in the world). Thank you for sharing!

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  8. I lovely your timely pin cushion and you're so right any time is just right for sewing. Great idea to make it attach to the machine. As soon as my machine comes back from the doctors I'm going to make one.

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  9. What a great use for that plastic lid! I love it! Thanks for sharing your steps to a fantastic pin cushion. Gave me several ideas.

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  10. Nice idea and it is a cute one too.

    Warm regards from Holland,
    Marga♥

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  11. I really like your clock, and that's a great idea to attach it to your sewing machine!

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  12. Cute clock and like the way you attached it to your machine. No pin rash for that girl.

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  13. What a great idea for a pin cushion ! Thanks for sharing it.

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  14. Fun idea, your pinnie is so handy right there where you'll use it!

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  15. Such a great idea and so beautiful...love it! I'm always looking around for my pincushion, so that would keep it handy.

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  16. Very cute idea! Anytime is a good sewing time.

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  17. This is really a great idea, thaks for sharing this with us in this funny hop.
    Bente

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  18. How creative...who doesn't loose track of time when they are quilting.

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  19. Very creative and I love the motto too. It will serve it's purpose well!

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  20. What a clever lady you are. I love you pincushion. Great job!!

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  21. This is truly clever and adorable and practicale. Job well done.

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  22. Very cute and clever! Thanks for sharing how to make your wrist pinnie!

    Susie

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  23. Great idea! I bet you can find your pincushion everytime:) Mine is usually under something:)

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  24. Wonderful! You did a great job on your pin cushion!

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  25. Now you know they save the best to the last, don't you? I love your clock. That has just made my day!
    :-)

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  26. So cute this idea. Thank you for sharing

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  27. Super neat idea. Love the yellow and pink together.

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  28. Nice, this way you have all the time in the world to sew ;)

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  29. What a cute little pincushion. It is always time to sew, Right?? Love it. ;)

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  30. :) Things could be worse than being on the last day - you could be the very last and follow MS. lol I keep thinking I need a pincushion ON my machine cuz I have trouble reaching 6" to put my pins into the cushion that sits BY the machine!!! Great idea to put that plastic on the back side to protect the machine finish.

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  31. Oh I think you did rather well for yourself. It is always time for sewing, right? And you made a JQI original! Did your granddaughters sew with your while they visited?

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  32. Hi!!! Great idea!!! It is always time to sew!!!! Sew cute!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  33. Wonderful and very useful idea for a pincushion. I need one just like this! Thanks
    Gmama Jane

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  34. Wonderful and very useful idea for a pincushion. I need one just like this! Thanks
    Gmama Jane

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  35. Wow, a lot of serious work went into your pin cushion. It is sort of Alice in Wonderland for me--don't know why but it is and I love it. It is amazing to see what everyone comes up with on these blog hops isn't it. Thanks for sharing your very creative pin cushion:)

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  36. Very clever and so adorable. I need one of these for my sewing room Thanks for sharing

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  37. Cute idea for your pin cushion. Turned out great.

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  38. What a great idea for your pincushion! You did a great job!
    Cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  39. So cute on the front of your machine! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  40. Now that's too cool. In my sewing room I prefer being like Las Vegas--no clocks in view.

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  41. It may be the last day but this is a cute, cute pincushion!

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  42. Great pin cushion. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Thank you for sharing. This is a great idea and so creative. Beautiful work and a great job.

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  44. Very creative! I am glad you joined the blog hop!

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  45. Great pincushion, Kathy! You should figure out how to publish the pattern--even sell it. Anyway, it's really nice! You didn't need to make any more than that.

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  46. that's SEW clever and cute! Hmm I have this feature on my machine too but never tried it, I agree that you should try craftsy!

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  47. Very creative idea! Turned out great.

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