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Thread: Tip: Use a comb to find those pins

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    Thanks for the tip.

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    The only time I go barefooted is in water or bed. If anyone goes in my sewing room with no shoes well, it's their feet. They know better. I use the magnet pin holder to pick up dropped pins but I'll try the comb idea as some do get caught in the carpet. My vacuum cleaner thanks you!

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    Thanks! I have a lot of pins on the floor, and the magnet pin cushion doesn't help

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    Great idea! Thanks!

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    Glad to have wood floors too!

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    Great tip. I put a hard surface under my chair like is used in an office. Helps with the pins too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenheron
    Go to a big office store. They have mats in different sizes and grades used under chairs/desks. Easier to move your chair but the pins might all roll to the edge. LOL
    I did that on top of my carpet. The darn mat just wanders over the floor as I roll across it, even though the mat has prongs in it to hold it into place on carpet. Same thing goes for the pins - they wander as well. If I can stop the pin from rolling, it is easier to pick up.

    You know how it is with something round hitting the floor!

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    Great tip thanks!!!

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    That's my trick also - a big magnet!! Works like a charm
    Quote Originally Posted by nanasquilting
    many years ago, at a hardware store, I found a round magnet (about 3 inches in diameter) on a pole. It has saved me many times from stepping on pins.

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    what a great tip, since i have a carpet, i will find a comb!! thanks for sharing...

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