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Thread: Tip: Use a comb to find those pins

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    Super Member Homemother's Avatar
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    I made a discovery when I spilled my container of straight pins on the floor. You all know how easy it is to pick up pins!!! Along with the pins, I also knocked a comb on the floor and they were in the same area. Well, I started using the comb to sweep the pins in a pile then continued to pick up the pins.

    Once the pins were in their container, I used the comb to sweep through the carpet fibers and found many pins down in the carpet! Since I sew barefoot, I combed the rest of the carpet within stepping distance from my machine and found more! How many of you have gotten a pin jammed into a toe?

    Protect your feet and comb through your carpet occasionally! Works better than a vacuum. (Wish I had hardwood floors under my machine.)

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    thanks for the great tip

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    Great tip......that is why i put hardwood in my sewing room instead of cozy carpet!

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    Now to find a comb, lol

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029
    Now to find a comb, lol
    Mine just appeared out of nowhere! I don't even use combs. Must have had a son sit at my computer and leave his here. Don't most great ideas happen by accident?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    Great tip......that is why i put hardwood in my sewing room instead of cozy carpet!
    I REALLY want hardwood. Maybe DH will consider it....

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    Neat idea!!

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    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

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    I have a teloscoping magnet that gets LOTS of use!

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