I have wanted one of these since Manda made her first one. Every time she made a bunch though, they sold out immediately. I love what people do with selvages (or is it selvedges?). One woman even has a whole blog devoted to them. So, when Manda posted that the pattern was going to be in Quiltmaker magazine, I ran right out... and found that it was in the previous issue. I decided to order the back issue and 4 TIMES the web site crashed my request. Undaunted, I waited a few days and tried again...and then I waited over a month for the magazine to arrive.
It arrived on Monday and I have spent every spare second making these. They are truly addictive. Don't let me near your fabric collection or you may find your selvages mysteriously missing. They make a great gift for a sewer. I stuffed mine with cotton stuffing from Near Sea Naturals
In fact, if you would like a selvage pin cushion, leave a comment on this post by midnight Sunday and I will pick a name and send one out to you. Then I have a reason to make another one.
Many thanks to Manda for dreaming up this clever idea. Did anybody see the "Trouble With Tribbles" episode of Star Trek? I think these pin cushions may multiply like that here at Hollyhocks. What can't you stop making?