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    Old 07-29-2011, 05:23 AM
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    One time i raided a red ant hill for the bigger bits of sand.
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    Old 07-29-2011, 05:42 AM
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    Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
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    I use raw wool.
    Where do you find raw wool?
    Friends who keep sheep. My wool is straight off the sheep - no washing, etc. :)
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    Old 07-29-2011, 05:44 AM
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    I have been using sa small amount of steel wool along with the fiberfil. Also I have heard of the sand, think I will try that one.
    jaciqltznok, what type of sand is used? fine, course, aquarium, out of the yard?
    can any kind of nut shell do? are they crushed up ? then added to the stuffing, or is that the stuffing itself?
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    Old 07-29-2011, 06:50 AM
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    Bird gravel,,,get it at Wally world ,works great adds weight and keeps the pins sharp...
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    Old 07-29-2011, 06:50 AM
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    I use left over batting. I save the slender side pieces and cute them up to use. Most of the pin cushions, I think, are made for display - not so much for actual use. I have my magnetic one I use. The others are fun for collecting.
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    Old 07-29-2011, 06:51 AM
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    I make a separate little bag that will fit inside my pincushion and fill that with crushed walnut shells (to give it a little weight), then I use whatever stuffing I have on hand whether it's cotton, wool or polyester. I'm curious as to why polyester dulls needles?
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    Old 07-29-2011, 07:30 AM
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    Be careful using sand. It rusted all my glass head pins
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    Old 07-29-2011, 10:33 AM
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    Originally Posted by annthreecats
    Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    I have used Poly for years with no problems but maybe I am just lucky or haven't noticed anything

    Would you mind sharing a link to the tutorial you found i have been looking for something like that
    Sent you a PM with the link.
    Wouldyou please send me the link also. Thanks.
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    Old 07-29-2011, 11:53 AM
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    my pincushion with by thread catcher has aquarian stones in them with batting. I didn't use the sand becuase I could just see the sand leaving puddles everywhere. My GD likes to push the pins allthe way down when I'm not looking.
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    Old 07-29-2011, 12:23 PM
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    I use those little scraps and threads after a sewing project. Just collect them in a baggy and save for later. :idea:
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