Asked on Oct 13, 2017

What is the best filling for a pin cushion?

Dana Marshall PostilSusan Helen BothaDai26228818


I want my pins to stay sharp and the filling not expensive.

6 answers
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 13, 2017

    Polystyrene half ball - craft shop
  • Roxaneg
    on Oct 13, 2017

    Many were filled with sawdust, but you can use batting, foam, snippets of cloth and so on. None of those items, including the sawdust, would harm your needles or pins; usually, any sewing room has a few odd bits of batting or cloth scraps that can be stuffed into a pincushion.
  • Dfm
    on Oct 13, 2017

    most pin cousins com with a "tomato" and a "strawberry" the tomato is soft, the strawberry has sharp sand in it to sharpen the ends of the pin. for ease of use while quilting i put a 1/.4 inch thick left over piece of foam and glued it to a board scrap. wont roll away from you.
  • Dai26228818
    on Oct 13, 2017

    stainless steel cleaning pads
  • Susan Helen Botha
    on Oct 13, 2017

    Fill with aluminium foil. This will ensure that your pins and needles stay sharp
  • Dana Marshall Postil
    on Oct 13, 2017

    Forty years ago I read directions on how to make darling pin cushions out of half a walnut shell, and it said to use fine sand as the filling.
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