Tiger Pincushion

by Nicole

I’ve been wanting to make a new pincushion for my longarm machine pins for a while now, but it wasn’t a priority until I stumbled upon some leftover HSTs. Rather than throw them away, I wanted to do something with them. A pincushion seemed like a nice, quick project.

The top came together pretty quickly, even with such small units. For more on that, check out my previous post, “Rescuing Leftovers.”

Cotton and Steel Tiger Pincushion

I wanted to give the pincushion some height so that the long pins wouldn’t poke through the bottom of the cushion and prick my fingers. I made the pincushion 2.5″ tall.

Tiger Pincushion_Side View

At 6″ x 6″ x 2.5″ it is the biggest pincushion I have ever made. It will be perfect for my many pins.


I plan on pinning around the tiger in the middle.

Cotton and Steel Tiger Pincushion_Pins
I can’ t image sticking pins in this cute kitty.

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday!

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Needled Mom October 23, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Great idea and it looks so cute too.

Terry October 23, 2015 - 2:47 pm

Adorable pin cushion Nicole…and I'm with you about not sticking pins in that cute kitty!!! Thanks for sharing :o)

Denise Russell October 23, 2015 - 2:51 pm

It is beautiful! I made a large pincushion once with hexies. It is my favorite!

Lorna McMahon October 23, 2015 - 3:19 pm

Super cute! And a great use of those tiny pieces. I think some big pieces in this set up would make a lovely floor cushion, too. Then you could sit on the kitty!

Heidi Staples October 23, 2015 - 3:52 pm

Nicole, I love this!!

Sewmotion October 23, 2015 - 7:39 pm

This is gorgeous, and good plan to make it deeper, I need one of these!

JanineMarie October 23, 2015 - 7:49 pm

Squeal! This is adorable–I love the shape with the extra thickness.

Kathy@KayakQuilting October 23, 2015 - 9:16 pm

Adorable!! I love your pins as well! So lovely together!!

Debbie October 24, 2015 - 4:52 am

super cute!!

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies October 24, 2015 - 12:11 pm

Oh that's so cute! I love the shape, and especially the site. It's always good not to get pricked by your pins!

Rosemary B❤️ October 24, 2015 - 12:58 pm

I have been so terrible at commenting on blogs in a timely manner.
I adore this little pincushion. I love that little kitty in the middle. I have some of that fabric too.
I love this little block very much!
Now be careful, do not stab the kitty 😀
My kittyboys would take ownership of that pincushion immediately. I can just imagine chasing Miles around to get it back.

J JONES October 25, 2015 - 9:02 pm

WOW! Another amazing completion. Thanks for sharing!

Barb October 26, 2015 - 12:50 am

so cute

Connie October 26, 2015 - 3:44 am

Hello Nicole, Your pincushion is adorable. I love all the tiny piece work . . . you are much more meticulous than I will ever be. It always amazes me when I see such fine work. Nice that it is thick, too . . . we all have those long pins; in fact they are my favorite.
Have a lovely week
Your blogging sister,
Connie 🙂

Saija November 2, 2015 - 3:41 pm

So many lovely quilts! You got a new reader 🙂

Lisa E November 4, 2015 - 5:55 am

VERY cute.

DianeLoves2Quilt November 6, 2015 - 1:41 am

This pincushion is just adorable, especially with the attention to detail. Centering that tiger on the top and side just ups the appeal of this little cutie.

Lynn November 8, 2015 - 2:43 pm

How cute and pretty! I love the little tiger kitty on the top. I like to use even the tiniest of scraps, you found a great way to use yours.

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