96. A Brick Pincushion



A brick pincushion was a dressmaker's ingenious
way of making easy work of basting and sewing long seams. She took a

common red brick, topped it with a flat oblong cushion size and shape of

the brick, covering the whole neatly with a bright chintz cover. This

standing on the edge of her cutting table was in constant use, and proved

a great convenience.





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