Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Why Do I Love Them So!

Pincushions definitely are addicting to me! I like the whimsical cute ones and I have three new ones to show you. Is there a pincushion anonymous out there? Do others collect these things? Do I really have that many pins that need storage? Where will I put my growing collection? I might need a new piece of furniture....which will lead me back to the antique store where these little things live. I might need to buy more. It is a vicious circle!

This last weekend I had a near crying moment! I took my sewing machine in for a tune-up because it was not cooperating with my sewing schedule. I got it back home and started sewing. I looked at my wall hanging that I was getting ready for Quilt Market. It had black sewing machine oil stains in four places. To make a long story short I tried several things. Do you know what finally got it clean? Automotive bug and tar remover. I lost a few brain cells smelling the stuff but my wall hanging is stain free and at Rosie's (my quilter) now. I also tried putting my wall hanging in a plastic bag with baking soda and a dryer sheet. I then sprayed it with Febreze to try to get the lovely solvent smell out it. So if this happens to you...don't go to your laundry room...go to your garage.


  1. Love your new pincushions - I don't have that facination, but do collect other items. I always run several pieces of scrap fabric thru the machine - whether it's my general clean and oil or back from a major spa session. Let the old fabric collect the seepage and gunk. Happy you were able to solve the problem.

  2. Years ago one of my quilts "collected" an oil spot from my then teen-aged car mechanic son. I used one of his grease removers on it and it came out great. I keep some of it around still just in case. Works great.