I stitched some pin cushion fronts last year and am now trialing how I will make the pin cushions. I had seen a number of "Pin and Clip cushions", although all seemed to be for patterns that you had to buy, like this illustration.
These are a fairly new designs, as the clips haven't been in common useage for all that long and here they are rather expensive. I like the feature of the clips on 4 sides but this doesn't sit very well on my sewing table. As result of this I have decided to try three different designs. The first I have made out of the smaller of the 'gum tree' design that I appliqued. I have put clip holders on two sides.
It is the simplest of the construction methods , being just a rectangle with the clip holders sewn into the side seams and then stuffed with wadding.
But, it sits perfectly in the front of my smaller sewing machine.
If I had put holders at either end this would look more balanced but would not have been so ergonomic in it's use.
Next I am going to trial a larger version.