by Emma Thomas-McGinnis, artist & quilter

I love Pincushions

January 2nd, 2011 | Posted by Emma in All | Crafts | Quilting - (1 Comments)

That’s right, pin cushions are not only practical, they’re a lot of fun to have around and fun to make too. This treasury by Kim Lapacek got me started thinking about how much I love pin cushions…

And if you like making them, like I do, here’s a round-up of some pretty nice tutorials I found online.

Wrist Pincusion By Planet June

Best Babyfood Jar Pincushion by Craft Pudding

Anna Marie Horner’s Wild Flower Pincushion at

Wow, this one is really cool…an oldie but goodie from Monkeyroom

Yo Yo pincushion by Craftypod…gotta love this one!

Hmmm, I have too many projects to get into making more pincushions. But small projects like this are easy to sneak in when you need a break from the big ones, so go ahead!

Here are the pincushions I use on a daily basis…the stacked pin cushions I made from an American Patchwork and Quilting pattern a few years ago, the cake shaped pin cushion that was a gift from my friend Doris and the little knit one I found at a garage sale for 10 cents.

Happy Sewing!

Sid the Freshman

April 9th, 2008 | Posted by Emma in All - (0 Comments)

I don’t know if you’ve noticed my Blogroll on the side bar. If not, I’d like you to look over there. I have a website about my graphic design business, my Quilties shop link AND a new one…my husband’s website. That’s right, David McGinnis is a talented cartoonist and he’s posted his comic strip, Sid the Freshman, on a geocities website. I hope you take a few minutes to read some of his strips. They are very fun!
Sid the Freshman