The second issue of GenQ is making its way to quilt shops now (many of them already have them, so be sure to check this list for a shop in your area) and in its pages we have a whole article about pincushions! Yep, we love a stitchy project we can handle in an afternoon or two and pincushions fit the bill. Their size makes them perfect as elements of decor and whimsy as well as a practical place to put your pins, and we’ve seen some adorable designs out there. Carrie Bloomston, of SUCH Designs, created this funky, punky Pinhead Pincushion for our fall issue, and we’re giving you the pattern right here! Just click anywhere down below to download the entire pattern as a printable PDF.

And if you stitch up one of these punk rock pin holders, we wanna see it! Upload pictures of your Pinheads to our Pins Go Punk Flickr group so we can see just how you pierced her!