Monday, August 11, 2008

Tool Time! | Grabbit Magnetic Pincushion

For anyone doing sewing of any sort, a pincushion is usually found not too far away. Pincushions are used to store pins or needles with their heads protruding so one can easily take hold of them while working. Typically, they are a small fabric cushion, stuffed tightly with wool or another filling so that pins are held firmly in place. Your mother (or father for that matter) probably had one that looked like a red tomato with a little baby pepper also attached to it. While I don't use pins that often (sometimes it is just easier and faster to line your material up and hold it in place), they are necessary for several aspects of quilting and sewing.

If you are in the market for a pincushion, look no further! I've been a fan of the Grabbit Magnetic Pincushion for years and I'm a firm believer that once you have this pincushion, you will never need another (unless want another, prettier one, which is entirely possible). Using pins while sewing is made simple and hassle-free with this round, magnetic plastic pin "cushion." You'll also never have to worry about dropped pins... you can sweep your sewing area with the magnet and the pins will cling to it for dear life!

Your local craft retailer may stock the Grabbit Magnetic Pincusion, but if not, you can order it online through a variety of dealers. They are priced around $10 or less and there are several color options. Now get out there and start sewing...

5 comments:

Jen said...

I'm pretty sure my mom had both something like you're recommending, as well as the cliche tomato pin cushion.

Liz said...

I used to love playing with the red tomato! I'm sure my mom wished I was more interested in the actual sewing. I was content swinging around the red tomato.

Amy said...

Oh, I hear you sister! Once I started using mine, that silly tomato just gathered dust.

Amylouwho said...

My mom has one of these and I love using it when I am sewing at her house. Sure it's not as cute as a cupcake pincushion, but so easy and convenient.

peacenluv78 said...

that is fabulous! i'm totally scared as well! haha. i hear the craft inc. book is really really helpful. i tried ordering it online but its sold old at amazon AND barnes and nobles! its not even available on backorder! can you believe that! i had to order it through tower.com? who would've thought they were still in business? well, please please keep me updated! i would love to learn about your progress!