Friedlander Crew.

This fleet of Friedlander Crew pincushions was basically an excuse to play with my newest fabric / finish something kind of quickly, which is always satisfying.

Friedlander Crew Pincushions . Carolyn Friedlander

I like making pincushions for many reasons. First, they and other small projects are perfect for playing around with fabric combinations. I get so many ideas after whipping out a few of them, which is especially helpful with I’ve got new fabric to mess around with.

Friedlander Crew Pincushions . Carolyn Friedlander

Plus, pincushion making is quite productive. After making one or a bunch, they make great gifts. I also use them as pattern weights. Having a variety of shapes and sizes can be helpful when cutting out things that aren’t always the same size. For example, I like using the narrow guys for tighter spots like skinny shoulder pieces, and the bigger ones work well for the meatier bits like bodice pieces when I’m cutting out clothes.

Friedlander Crew Pincushions . Carolyn Friedlander

In addition to fabric combos, these guys are great for testing out decorative stitches and other embellishments. I feel like a little bit of embroidery floss kicks everything up a few notches.

Friedlander Crew Pincushions . Carolyn Friedlander

Friedlander Crew Pincushions . Carolyn Friedlander

Friedlander Crew Pincushions . Carolyn Friedlander

Friedlander Crew Pincushions . Carolyn Friedlander

So many pincushions!

Fabrics : Friedlander, Euclid

Pattern : Crew Pincushion set

Friedlander Crew Pincushions . Carolyn Friedlander

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4 Responses to Friedlander Crew.

  1. Thahera March 31, 2017 at 9:54 pm #

    lovely Carolyn, totally enticing will have to give making a pincushion a go, I don’t think my sofa can take much more. What do you stuff them with, just normal toy stuffing doesn’t really seem dense enough?

  2. Stephanie March 31, 2017 at 11:47 pm #

    I love all of these but that primary colours + pickle combo is especially great.

  3. Anne Lipsitz April 2, 2017 at 8:57 pm #

    What do you fill them with?

  4. Anja @ Anja Quilts April 4, 2017 at 7:37 am #

    These are all so cute. I never thought of using a pin cushion as a weight or a way to play with fabrics or stitches. Hmmm…think I need to go play. ☺

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