Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rocks in Pin Cushions


No, this isn't some kind of "keep your eye on the rock" trick. Haha. I'm making pin cushions with little Nantucket baskets and they needed some weight. So here's my solution: rocks wrapped in cotton batting strips (so they don't jiggle around like there's some kind of a rock in there). This will be glued to the bottom, then the squishy business part of the pin cushion will be sewn or glued to that. I'll show you how they come out. Cute baskets, don't you think?

10 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

I am looking forward to seeing your newest pincushion creations! I have a Christmas ornament made from one of those baskets. I bought it in Nantucket!

ThreeOldKeys said...

cute cute cute!

i used to weave baskets (not this type) and my spoke weights were little "pillows" made from denim and filled with fine Lake Michigan beach gravel.

they weighed down the wet spokes while getting a basket base started.

anyway, i also use them for pincushions. so ... rock on !!!

Needled Mom said...

Very cute!!!!!

Michele said...

Brilliant!

Kim said...

You have more great ideas!
These are gonna be so sweet.

Happy Sewing

patty a. said...

The baskets are beautiful! I am sure the pincushions will be fab when they are done.

Sue said...

Adorable baskets! :)

Sue said...

Adorable baskets! :)

Kathleen C. said...

Loved yesterday's pincushion and these will be sweet also. Nantucket baskets are loved by every New Englander! I've done selvage pincushions but haven't gotten as creative as you, Karen.

JoAnne said...

What a cute idea, using baskets. I've used large, heavy metal washers as weights in my pin cushions. Rocks are certainly cheaper!