Do you do this too?
As adorable as pincushions are, as much as I like making my own and drooling over other people's creations, I'm more likely to just stick my needle into whatever spool of thread I've been working with. And I keep my pins in a wide mouth pint jar.
When I was brainstorming ideas for my pincushion, I had to pry a needle out of a spool and decided that if I was going to stick them in spools anyway, I might as well make a quilt designed to stick pins in.
It took me three tries to get the ends right, and I'm still not sure I nailed it. But looking at my collection of wooden spools, they've got all sorts of angles and proportions.
The strips of red fabric I used are 2 1/2" x 7/8." I figured out the hard way that when you're turning and stuffing something with this many seams that close together, you'd better back stitch at the beginning and end of every single line of stitching.
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