Do any of you collect quilt pins? I love to find them at shows, quilt stores, stash dashes, etc. I have also been gifted some nice quilt pins and charms.
I want to do something special with them, but something that also allows space for more collecting.
And then, how to support the weight of all of them? Do I keep those pinch clips on the back? If I used a corked background I could just stick them in and store the backs somewhere else.
I also have some brass, 6-inch bell pull hardware. Maybe I could make a long slender quilted or unquilted fabric piece to fit. The heavy, bottom, second brass piece would keep the 6-inch strip from twisting and warping.
Then I poked around Pinterest for ideas.
Nancy Zieman suggested a bag.
I like the simplicity of the banners.
Doing a covered cork background in an antique mirror or picture frame is also a good idea.
Hey! Finally a good thing to do with plastic canvas!
Another mirror frame...
A lamp shade is a clever idea...it would have to be a really sturdy lamp shade, though.
Hooping some quilted fabric...
And another frame idea...
I know some people pin them on their quilt guild fabric name tags or the straps for their name tags that hang around their necks. I have tried that when I had fewer pins, but now my collection is too large for that, and it makes my name to hard to see and read.
I have trouble reading other people's names through their pins.
It is funny...most of the pin storage ideas I found involved Disney pin collecting.
Have you done something with your pins, if you collect? I would love some ideas...