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Thread: A hint ----PINS

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    I was reading another thread and someone mentioned their pins were hard to "put thru the fabric". I was taught a hint when my daughter was in cloth diapers (yes, a 100 yrs ago). If the pins are "sticky" or hard to push thru, run the pin in your hair!!! No, don't stick yourself, slide the pin away from your head. The oils in your hair will give it enough lubrication to slide easily. I find that's easier than a bar of soap....the soap is always WAAAAY over there somewhere. :-D

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    This is true. It really does work.

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    Thanks for the great hint.

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    Yep and I have done it... works wonderful :thumbup:

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    Nice tip - never heard of it before.

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    Great tip :D:D:D

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    I've also heard a hint about hair - that human hair is one of the best things to have for a pin cushion. Keeps the pins sharp and they won't rust....Nope, haven't tried it!

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    I would be afraid the pin would get stuck in my curly hair and never be found again. LOL
    I heard of this years ago but forgot about it too. Thanks for the reminder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster
    I've also heard a hint about hair - that human hair is one of the best things to have for a pin cushion. Keeps the pins sharp and they won't rust....Nope, haven't tried it!
    Do you mean I need to collect my hair for stuffing? Ick!

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang
    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster
    I've also heard a hint about hair - that human hair is one of the best things to have for a pin cushion. Keeps the pins sharp and they won't rust....Nope, haven't tried it!
    Do you mean I need to collect my hair for stuffing? Ick!
    You wash your hair, don't you????? Just think, our forefathers (foremothers???) used to collect horse hair for home decor -- stuffing chairs, making pictures......LOL

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