Thursday 7 June 2012

Mommy's nap time, pin cushion tutorial.

Hi everyone! I'm Emily from Mommy's Nap Time. I'm married and a stay at home mom to a crazy preschooler. I work part time at an awesome used book store, and I love to read nearly as much as I love to sew! 
I love tiny piecing, paper piecing, precision, free piecing, Harry Potter, and all things made with Anna Maria Horner fabric. I'm from the Chicagoland area where I'm really loving my Chicago Modern Quilt Guild!
Most of my pincushions. It's obvious which one I use all the time!
I've been sewing since I was a kid, and received my very first sewing machine at the age of 11. That adds up to almost 20 years of sewing! I started quilting about four years ago when my daughter was born, and I haven't stopped since.  
The first pincushion I ever made. It measures about 2.5" square!
A few months after I started quilting I started joining flickr swaps. And one of them was the Scrappy Pincushion Swap (check it out for a TON of great pincushion inspiration!). Since then I've acquired quite a few pincushions. And I've even posted a tutorial for my own! 
The tutorial is very very simple, uses even the teensiest scraps (my favorite!), and is the cutest thing to happen to scissors in a long time!
If you do make a teeny pincushion using this tutorial I'd love to see it! Please go on and join my (brand new) flickr group and share what you've made! 
Obligatory photo of my favorite pincushion.
Inherited from my grandma. 


  1. What pretty pincushions... Love them.. Thankyou for sharing.

  2. Gorgeous pincushions. The mini ones are adorable =D

  3. loving these pincushions, beautiful! and I love the one made by your grandmother :)