Some weeks, when life gets busy, all I have the time or motivation for are small patchwork projects, which can be equally as satisfying as larger, more complicated projects.
I recently make this silly pin cushion tube with a strip of leftover scraps. It fits perfectly right in front of my sewing machine so I can just pull out the pins, stab them into the pin cushion and keep going without missing a beat!
I made this Good Neighbors fabric patchwork over a recent weekend retreat, and then…
… I turned it into a fun thread catcher basket, which is fast and easy to whip up. I have a growing list of new, larger patchwork projects in the works, from new tote bags to quilts, so it’s nice to work on smaller projects in between. Happy sewing!
10 thoughts on “Small Patchwork Projects”
Both are cute! What did you fill your pin cushion tube with?
Thanks Elizabeth! I filled my pin cushion tube with regular poly fiber fill because I couldn’t find crushed walnut shells, which help keep your pins sharp. I’ve heard it’s sold at pet supply stores, but I couldn’t find it. The fiber fill works just fine too.
These look great! I finally ordered crushed walnuts from “Mad about patchwork” online, so I can make some pin cushions.
Thanks Christina! Have fun with your new pin cushion projects!
The baskets are very cute, so handy, could do with a dozen of those.
Thanks Bev! The basket was fun to make and a great way to make patchwork from 2-1/2″ squares. Very handy!
Wow those are really cute little projects! Great fabric picks.
Thanks Beth! I do love small little projects like this when life gets busy.
Tube Pin Cushion is brilliant. Add Velcro tabs to the machine and cushion and it won’t go with me when i get up!
Thanks Margaret! Have fun with your new velcro’d pin cushion project!