Cookies and Quilts Day 2

It’s day #2 of the Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop hosted by Carol from Just Let Me Quilt

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Since Cindy and I are in the Christmas spirit, we thought we’d add another quick project.

Need a quick gift for a quilter/sewer in your life?

You’ve come to the right place!

I enjoy going to antique stores/yard sales/thrift stores, so I often look for items and inspiration there — in fact, it’s where I found the hand-pieced blocks for Christmas in Ohio Table runner that we shared in yesterday’s hop. 

While wandering the aisles of a thrift store, I found a cute former tea candle holder and decided to re-purpose it for a seasonal pincushion.  I’m gifting it to Kelly, my first quilt-instruction student.  She can use it right away as she begins her quilting journey.


Tea candle holders are the perfect size for pincushions!

A couple of years back I made myself an Easter-themed pin cushion. I use it all year, but now I have the bug to create a seasonal collection of pin cushions.

Easter bunny pin cushion

A bit of thrift store china, a bit of cloth and stuffing.

I change out the rest of my decor every couple of months, why not my pin cushions? Plus, this will give my thrifting habit a focused task — win-win, right?

Quilt bloggers share recipes, Christmas traditions, quilts and great quilting stories for your holiday reading pleasure.  Today we are featuring the following blogs for the Virtual Cookie Exchange:

Creatin’ in the Sticks

Vroomans Quilts

It’s a T-Sweets day!

Domestic Felicity

That Fabric Feeling

Home Sewn by Us

Karrin’s Crazy World

Adventurous Applique and Quilting

Bumbleberry Stitches

Melva Loves Scraps








4 thoughts on “Cookies and Quilts Day 2

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Carla! Cute, fast and easy Christmas gifts…we have several waiting to be gifted!

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