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Thread: Need help stuffing pin cushions

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    I'm getting my Christmas projects lined up and I found a tutorial for a cute sewing tool caddy with a removable pin cushion.

    I'm trying to figure out what to stuff my pin cushion with. One of the tutorials mentioned that polyester fiberfill will ruin your pins and she stuffs her pin cushions with wool or cotton. I saw another that suggested putting some steel wool in it to keep pins sharp.

    What do you stuff your homemade pin cushions with?

    Does anyone use emery?

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    I use sand. It seems to work well.

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    Never heard that about polyester. But I wonder about steel wool rusting. I'll be watching to see what others suggest.

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    One of the teacup pincushions listed here several years ago called for steel wool, very fine, so it will sharpen the points as it glided through the metal. As other have suggested, sand and real sheep wool. The Lanolin would be great!

    June in Cincinnati

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    One of the teacup pincushions listed here several years ago called for steel wool, very fine, so it will sharpen the points as it glided through the metal. As other have suggested, sand and real sheep wool. The Lanolin would be great!

    June in Cincinnati

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    I did here about polyester,but it took years before i saw anything with my pins.I use sand.Connie in CO

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    I use raw wool.

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    I have used Poly for years with no problems but maybe I am just lucky or haven't noticed anything


    Would you mind sharing a link to the tutorial you found i have been looking for something like that

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    I was not sure who you were requesting the tutorial from. here is this one. I am sure others have more.


    http://www.everythingsewing.net/teacuppincushion.htm

    June in Cincinnati

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    I use crushed walnut hulls. You can buy it at a pet supply store.

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