|Park your pins here...|
I think they are meant to be used as party favours or place card holders for weddings and other fancy events.
A while ago, I found a pin on Pintrest by a crafter named Natalie, who is over at Doodlecrafts.
She created some pincushions using these kinds of frames. But, she used cork board and I didn't have any.
Also, I am a bit obsessed about having tidy backs of things (it's a bit of an issue left over from when I did a lot of cross stitch. I am trying to relax about it now, but not with this project).
Anyway, inspired by Doodlecrafts' creation, I did a little bit of tweaking to the original idea.
These pin parks are great for sewing needles. I find they get lost in the pincushions I use. These are shallow enough to corral the needles, and they can't get lost. Unless you don't make one and use it. So, here is a little photo essay about what I did:
|Pop the plastic from the frame. Trace the opening onto card stock.|
|Run a bead of white glue around the opening. Close the back.|
|Cut a bit of quilt batting to match the card stock.|
|Use a bit of glue stick to make the card stock a bit tacky.|
|Pick a cute scrap. You know you've been saving them...|
|Put the batting onto the fabric, and bit of fiber fill onto the card.|
|Press this sandwich down flat. Run a bead of glue around the card.|
|Tuck the corners, and then the sides, of the fabric around the card.|
|Some filling might try to escape. Poke it back down. Seal up the last side.|
|Put a puddle of white glue into the frame. Pop the little cushion into the space.|
|Park your pins. Make them for your quilt-y friends. Have one everywhere you sew.|