Monday, 4 August 2014

Quilt Hack #1: Wrist Pincushion

I love hacks. Not the computer hack or bad worker meanings of the word, but more the Urban Dictionary definition - taking something meant for one thing and modifying it or repurposing it for another. I especially love quilt hacks.


This is a runner's armband (You're welcome, Medtronic). We got some as a promotional giveaway at a race my kids participated in a couple of years ago. It has a handy little zipper and pocket to keep your key, money or an MP3 player.

We don't really have an ongoing use for these bands and we have several so I took one and stuffed some poly fill in the pocket. Voilà - easy peasy wrist pincushion. :) The material is lightweight and stretchy, so it doesn't get sweat and it's easy to slide on and off.


And it sits nicely as a regular pincushion when I don't need it on my wrist. Win-win!


Have a fun hack like this to share? I thought I'd do a series on quilt hacks that I've either done or come across. I don't have any plans for this being a regularly timed series, but more as I come across them. If you have any that you'd recommend, let me know. I'd love to feature them!

6 comments:

  1. Ha ha ha. Kids were in the same race (that was last year's) and hence, we have the same armbands. Off I go looking for the armbands and the fill to make myself the exact same thing!

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  2. A great idea. I must see if my son has acquired any and repurpose them. I love doing that.

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  3. Now I wish I had some arm bands :)

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  4. Funny but useful! Well done!

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  5. Very clever! It's interesting how many quilt tools started out as hacks and are now marketed at 400% markup. Maybe you should start selling these. :-)

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