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!

On the Tenth Day of Quiltsy

December 9th, 2010 | Posted by Emma in All | Quilting - (0 Comments)

I’m going to get to twelve, really I am! Tenth day is bed quilts, the show-piece of your bedroom. Everyone deserves a beautiful quilt for their bed! And if you just want some inspiration for the next big quilt to make, search Quiltsy on Etsy and you’ll be inspired.

On the Sixth Day of Christmas

December 4th, 2010 | Posted by Emma in All - (1 Comments)

my true love gave to me a quilt for our little baby!

Babies need quilts, every grandma and every quilter I know LOVES making baby quilts. Moms love receiving baby quilts and babies love their baby quilts as they grow to be toddlers, dragging them around with love. Here are some wonderful baby quilts from Quiltsy…hope you enjoy looking!

Sew Sweet

June 22nd, 2010 | Posted by Emma in All | Quilting - (0 Comments)

HomespunIreland just made a beautiful treasury of all things pink and sew-y. I think you’ll love it, so go take a look!