Most pin cushions that I own are on the small side. I found this pattern on Moda's website and decided I should give it a try. It looked like it could hold a large number of pins and I do have that. I have never ( I know, there's no excuse) made prairie points before so I figured it was time. It actually went together very quickly. I did everything by hand except attaching the points and the side. Great pastime while watching a movie...multi-tasking at its best.