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Thread: Use for dull sewing machine needles

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    Use for dull sewing machine needles

    I remember reading old sewing machine needles are good for hanging wall things. Today I hung snowflake lights in the sun room windows so I raided my container & tapped needles in to hold the light strings. I had to pull out a couple & reposition them. They work great, the hole was smaller than a nail would’ve made.

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    Sounds like a great use for dull needles.
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    Someone mentioned at a guild meeting that she used them to hang pictures. They leave a smaller hole in the wall. I tried it a few days later and it worked great.

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    great tip, thanks
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    I have also used straight pins for lighter weight Items on the wall. I have two small works of art right at a glace that are secured with straight a pin (quilting pins). The needle Idea is great! Thanks for the time.

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    When you want to get rid of those little holes, rub over them with a little toothpaste. A white hole is much less noticeable than a black hole.
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    My Wicox and Gibbs chian stitcher has a grindstone attatched to it to re sharpen needles.

    And Mavita opened the door. White holes are less noticeable, because black holes suck in big chunks of the universe. ( just a bit sorry)
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    Quote Originally Posted by leonf View Post
    My Wicox and Gibbs chian stitcher has a grindstone attatched to it to re sharpen needles.

    And Mavita opened the door. White holes are less noticeable, because black holes suck in big chunks of the universe. ( just a bit sorry)
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    that's funny.
    Love the grindstone attached idea....genius!

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    Thanks, tranum. What a good idea.

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    I've done that for years, works well.

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