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Need help stuffing pin cushions

Old 07-29-2011, 03:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Mariposa
I use crushed walnut hulls. You can buy it at a pet supply store.
Thanks for the tip!
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:26 AM
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Originally Posted by quilting cat
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Originally Posted by redkimba
I use raw wool.
Where do you find raw wool?
Know anyone with sheep? Or try a spinning and weaver's supply.
Be sure the wool has been washed (soaked not agitated) to remove the farm dirt and odors. It will retain some lanolin.

I have wool in roving [carded "strips" wound into a ball] and batts [carded "blankets"]. PM me. I'm not at the house right now. I'll be there in September.
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:32 AM
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I will be watching this post. I'm going to make some of these for Christmas. Hi Neighbor , I too am from Cinti!
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:47 AM
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Remnants of wool fabric can be used to make the pin cushion as well as the stuffing. Shred the stuffing by rotary cutting it. With wool on the outside as well as the inside. This method is especially useful in the tropics because it will keep the pins from rusting.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:12 AM
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my mother always used wood shavings, my Dad worked in a wood shop.I still have 2 she made and use them daily.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:22 AM
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When you say raw wool, is that the wool right off the
sheared sheep?
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:25 AM
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I have used sand before and it rusted my pins. It seemed to absorb the moisture from the air
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:37 AM
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I made cupcake pincushions (pattern from Keepsake)for my daughter's wedding shower and the pattern called for crushed walnut shells - found in pet stores. They are supposed to be good for your pins. A 7# bag filled over 30 pincushions. Plus they are weighted better. A little poly on the top made it "puffy". Every one loved them.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:11 AM
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I read many years ago to cut up Nylon hose and use to fill your pin cusions, so I did and I have been using that same pin cushion now for over 35 years.
Never a rusted pin or needle. I make small ones for different pins, needles and etc. Try it you will like it.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:15 AM
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I really have never used a pincushion- I tend to just put my pins on the table, so they can roll under the machine, or off onto the floor, or OUCH onto the chair when I get up to iron....... hmmm, perhaps a pincushion is a good idea!
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