I only had about 9"square of this lovely fabric and wanted to try my hand at these two variations of pincushions. I have several others but since making these a few months back they are all I want to use. I just love those bright, vibrant colors together. I leave the second spool holder connected to the top back right corner of my sewing machine and simply place the spool holder on it. It is so convenient to remove pins as I sew and stab them right in there.