Eight Fabulous Pin Cushions with Tutorials!


Good Morning, Quilters!

I have a lot of pin cushions….Do YOU?

There’s one by each sewing machine, one on my cutting table, an upstairs pin cushion, a downstairs pin cushion, one for needles, one for silk pins….


I can always use another pin cushion.  So when I saw this Zirkel red magnetic pin cushion at my local quilt shop, I was intrigued!  Have you seen these?  It is magnetized so that the pins align themselves on the outer edge-making them easy to grab!

Very clever!

When I saw a red one…well I just knew it had to come home with me!

Be sure to get a demo of the Zirkel at your quilt store!


Here’s a round-up of some of my other favorite pin cushions:

Scissor Pin Cushion Tutorial is on BERNINA’s We All Sew blog


Scissors, Free Motion Quilting, Kennedy

The Pumpkin Pin Cushion

Pumpkin Pin Cushion Tutorial

 First Pin Cushion Tutorial  with two variations:


Pin cushion tutorial

Enter Pin HERE:

The Needle Pillow

Pin Pillows

The Tomato Pin Cushion Machine Quilting Tutorial

Tomato Pin cushion Tutorial

The Hedgehog Pin Cushion knit by my sister

Hedgehog Pin Cushion


There’s a cushion (or magnet) for every pin in your sewing basket!

What about YOU?

How many pin cushions do YOU have?

Do YOU have a link to a great pin cushion?

We’d LOVE to hear!

May YOUR sewing room be pretty (and functional!)


PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Zirkel Pin cushion





Enter Pin Here

Pin Cushion, Sewing, DIY

As I was cleaning my sewing room last week, I ran across this blue fabric with elegant pink birds on it…Before I knew it, I was cutting strips, combining fabrics and agonizing over color choices…

Pin cushion, DIY, Sewing, Crafts

Generally avoiding the task at hand:  cleaning my sewing room…Fortunately, my sewing room was organized just enough to find these ground black walnut shells– purchased at Rose Mille several weeks ago.  I used them to add heft to the cushion and sharpen the pins.

Pin cushion, DIY, Sewing, Crafts

Once  finished with that little diversion, I went back to cleaning the sewing room…

Pin cushion, DIY, Sewing, Crafts

Until I found the can of pins…


As you might have guessed,  cleaning the sewing room is just NOT a priority!

However, readers of The Inbox Jaunt are a priority…If anyone is interested, I can write a tutorial on making pin cushions—just say the word!