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Thread: Great Needles!

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    Don't throw away an old "tomato" pincushion. Set it on a paper towel- slit and you will find many good sewing needles- never rusted because they were encased in the sawdust!

    I once found 63 needles in one pincushion!
    Evelyn in NJ

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    Wow, I am going to check mine and my mom's and everyone else who has an old tomato. This was too funny. Thanks for sharing

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    I cut one of those apart years ago and found a huge stash of needles!!!
    I don't use one any more but if anyone does, check it before you chuck it!!!

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    Who would have known that you would find so many inside these?

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    It will be a bargain to buy all you find at thrift stores. Did you know needles made in Japan are made better then the needles made in England or Germany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    It will be a bargain to buy all you find at thrift stores. Did you know needles made in Japan are made better then the needles made in England or Germany.
    I was unaware of needles made in Japan- thought they all came from England!
    Thanks for that tidbit of information

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    I never would have thought to do that. Great idea.

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    never would have occurred to me, either

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    Interesting.

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    I use needles from Jeana Kimballs Foxglove Cottage.. I'm not sure where they were manufactured but I have always found them to be of superior quality and in my opinion fairly priced. I LOVE the #12 Betweens especially.

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