My mom is an avid quilter. She started a quilt group in her area, and recently asked me if I could felt a pincushion for her group, to be given away in a raffle (if I remember correctly).
Here's what I came up with. The inside is raw, unwashed wool from Purl. The lanolin in the fleece should be good for the needles and help it glide through fabric. Because raw wool smells like sheep (which I like, but others might not) and is greasy, I wrapped it with clean white roving.
Then I felted a 9-patch quilt pattern on it with other roving I had in my stash. The center square is wool from a Cheviot ewe I sheared and dyed with Kool-Aid (the wool, not the ewe).
I hope the quilt ladies like it!