Gadget Cushion

Gadget Cushion or as I think of it…my Smartphone Holder

Gadget Cushion

This cushion was photographed at Country Stitches, East Lansing, MI

During a trip at my favorite local fabric store, Country Stitches, I noticed one of their display items and knew I had to make it.

The pattern from QuiltSmart, the Practical Art Gadget Cushion. The pattern and instructions are printed on 12″ x 18″ fusible interfacing panels. Just cut the instructions, read, and away you go. Each panel makes one Gadget Cushion. One note, be sure to ready the instructions through and look at the pictures. Once you do, the pattern makes sense.

I have to say after making three for my house and one for my office at work, I find the pattern is quite easy to follow. If you want to make this Gadget Cushion, you can purchase the pattern from Country Stitches in East Lansing. If you don’t live close to the store, you can always purchase it directly from Quilt Smart. OR, if you don’t sew and would like one for yourself, please see my Gadget Cushion page.

Gadget Cushion  Gadget Cushion

Gadget Cushion






I really like having a spot to put my phone for easy access. The cushion can also be used to hold business cards or even sewing notions. The cushion also has spots for pens, small scissors, or other items you may need.

Being Inspired, Quilt from Country Stitches

Projects and Inspiration

Being Inspired with MaterialsYou have time on your hands and want to crochet or sew a project. Do you look for inspiration and decide on the type of project during the process or do you decide on the type of project first…sewing or crocheting?

Before I look for inspiration, I like to know what type of project I will be working on…sewing or crocheting. If I have a weekend free, I will choose a project to sew. If it’s a case where I will be working on the project during the evening, I will choose one to crochet. The reason being, I prefer to sew when I have natural light.

Where do you find your inspiration?

My sister being inspired

My sister being inspired

My inspiration comes from a variety of sources, depending on if I will be crocheting or sewing.

For crocheting, my inspirations include:

  • Crochet books I have purchased
  • Crochet magazines: Crochet! and Crochet World
  • Ravelry
  • Craftsy
  • Crochet Guild of America website member resources
  • Pinterest
  • Free in-store patterns

Right now, I am currently inspired by “The Best of Mary Maxim: Ripple Afghans” by Leisure Arts. Since it is currently -20 degrees on average in Michigan, blankets seem very appropriate.

For sewing, my inspirations include:

  • Local store – Country Stitches in East Lansing, MI. The store is PERFECT. This is, by far, my favorite place to get inspiration.
  • Sewing patterns I have purchased
  • Pinterest
  • Free patterns from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores