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    what to stuff pin cushion with

    I am making pin cushions and what do you use to stuff them

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    Like, 3 layers: I have used sand in the bottom, regular poly stuffing in middle, and wool stuff on top (what you use to do machine felting).
    The sand weights them so they sit properly, poly stuffing- cheaper to fill body, and wool has a natural oil that help pins and needles stay clean and sharp (it won't stain or hurt your material...

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    thank you appreciate it

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    I use crushed walnut shells...works good for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sak658 View Post
    I use crushed walnut shells...works good for me...
    I use the same!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbee3 View Post
    I am making pin cushions and what do you use to stuff them
    I've been wondering the same thing. Glad you asked the question and I'm watching all the answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sak658 View Post
    I use crushed walnut shells...works good for me...
    I use walnut shells too, but I have seen sand in some and it adds a nice weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mighty View Post
    I use the same!!!
    I use crushed walnut shells too. You can get them at any pet store in the reptile department and they are inexpensive.
    LilaKay...greatgramma to Brielle Mae

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    I use polly pellets

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    I have used raw wool, poly-fil, and I just got an order of emery to make some pin cushions. I understand steel wool is also good for keeping pins sharp.

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