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Old 01-14-2022, 07:08 AM
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Crushed walnut shells are great!
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Old 01-14-2022, 07:50 AM
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Why are we seeing posts from 11 years ago? Is it because members are not posting new posts, just looking up a topic. Seems to be happening alot. Some things are interesting, some topics are way beyond the curve with bad information for this day and time.
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Old 01-14-2022, 08:14 AM
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Actually, it was because a spammer brought this topic back up. Why he chose this thread - who knows.

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Old 01-14-2022, 04:14 PM
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Iíve been advised to use the crushed walnut shells, too - plus they add some weight to the pincushion which I personally like, polyester fiberfill just seems too light for me as I want my pincushions to stay where I put them. A lot depends on where you live - I have read that things like rice or sand can have a problem with moisture. Not sure but it does sound possible - perhaps in a really hot area with lots of moisture in the air could be a problem - but I also think that many/most of us have a/c in our homes. But we own my Iím-lawís home (my husband inherited it years ago) in way upstate NY (Gloversville, Fulton County) it does not have a/c. Personally I have trouble with that if I happen to be up there in the rotten times the area gets miserable (for me) to be there. Maybe thatís what people using steel wool might have a problem with - not a clue as I grew up in Phoenix and we never had a moisture problem!!!!

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Old 01-15-2022, 09:02 PM
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I heard of crushed walnut shells also and sand and wool.
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Old 02-09-2022, 09:32 AM
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I was told to use flax seeds. They supposedly have a bit of oil on them to keep your pins nice. Well dont do it. Here in Florida bugs got into it and ate their way through the pincushion! It was so nasty, I threw out the whole thing pins and all.
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Old 02-10-2022, 03:53 AM
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How funny and timely that this thread should pop up…I just purchased a large bag of crushed walnut shells at our local pet shop for $6.49. I wanted to make a couple of thread catcher bags with attached pin cushions. Sheesh…this bag will last me a lifetime unless I decide to get a reptile. 🤪
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