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Thread: I hate it when I loose a needle

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    Super Member GwynR's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    And my husband is usually the one who sets it off. I keep telling him he needs to always wear shoses. LOL
    LOL, I have the same problem, it's always the DH who finds my lost pins and needles....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR
    I use a magnetic bingo wand...usually a $1 and worth it
    I've never heard of this item, where can they be purchased? Thank you in advance.

    Pam M

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    I have a magnetic pin cushion and use that for those pesky lost needles.

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    I have an extra magnetic pin cushion it is about 5x5 square. It is strong enough to hold a several hundred pins ,sow it is very strong and wide enough to make fast searching.They are only about 3 bucks. I love them for pin cushions and finders!

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    My dad took a heavy duty magnet and glued it to a long dowel and gave that to me. The dowel was too long and so I broke it off some and that way, when I drop a pin, I just grab it and run it over the floor in my area that I am working and will find it every time AND without me having to get up and risk stepping on it.

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    great ideas here ! but too, looks like I am in great company ! ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I'll send DH right over. He WILL find any stray pins or needles!!!!! Proven fact:):):)
    He must be related to my DH. He finds them every time for me!!! :thumbup:

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    The worst is when you're quilting in bed and lose needles or pins. Thankfully I've always found them just in time.

    I'm not so bad these days, but when I first started I kept on losing needles while piecing. Once I lost five in an afternoon. We started to wonder whether I was eating them!

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    I agree losing needles is not fun but finding them is worse sometimes. As soon as I drop one I get my magnet wand and get to looking for it. Just like those little burrs that DH brings in on his shoes, my feet find them. I still have some MIA in my recliner somewhere. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobster
    The worst is when you're quilting in bed and lose needles or pins. Thankfully I've always found them just in time.

    I'm not so bad these days, but when I first started I kept on losing needles while piecing. Once I lost five in an afternoon. We started to wonder whether I was eating them!
    Loosing needles in bed ! Yes ! that is what brought on this post ! UUUGH.. So glad I found it. ! need to look for that wand thing.

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