Pinterest is quickly becoming a top social website and my personal quilting, crafting and inspiration bonanza. For those of you who haven’t yet experienced what Pinterest can do for you, let’s begin by learning how it works.
When you sign up for an account, you can create your own bulletin boards that are either public or secret. I use public boards to share my “pins” with others and secret boards for, well pins I want to be secret. For instance maybe you want to collect inspiration and ideas for a quilt for a friend or family member with out them knowing, secret boards work great for that.
To find inspiration you only need to find an image on the internet and pin it’s link with the various tools Pinterest provides. The nice thing about Pinterest pins is that not only do you get a quick image of what you like, but a link back to the website that may have instructions on making that quilt or where to find that great fabric.
The more you pin and like pins, the better Pinterest can show you even more pins that you might like. Becareful, it can be addicting! I try to limit my pinning to and hour or so a day, because I used to treat pinning like a game where you had to get to the end of the recommendations list every time.
You can view my Mug Rug board as an example.