Oh my goodness! It's been all about the Crosscut Quilt-Along on Instagram! Nearly 100 participants strong, it was a great week of sewing in community. Especially gratifying was knowing it was a very first quilt-along for some, the first dabbling in improv for others, and it was fun to see the alternate uses some folks found for their projects. See #crosscutquiltalong for all the process photos, and Crosscut Showing One to see some of the first finishes up close, with more to come.
It was Amanda Jean/crazy mom quilt's pincushion challenge that got me focused on pincushions for this issue. She challenged herself to make a pincushion every day in July, and accomplished that and then some! At the end, she published a pattern for Plenty of Pincushions (five of her designs), with apparently more to come. That led me to gather up even more pincushion ideas, as you'll find below, all with tutorials.