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Thread: what to do with your old needles

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    Please post your pet's - past and present -pictures at http://www.quiltingboard.com/general...ds-t32280.html

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    I have a medicine bottle I put mine in and will throw them away when its full.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    I have a medicine bottle I put mine in and will throw them away when its full.
    That's what I do also, same with the rotary blades...
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    Used sewing machine needles are great for hanging pictures cuz they go in small & then flare slightly. Very strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by postal packin' mama View Post
    Used sewing machine needles are great for hanging pictures cuz they go in small & then flare slightly. Very strong.
    Wow.....I never thought about this idea. Thank you!

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    Great idea - we have always used regular straight pins at an angle to the wall to hang light weight things - told to us by a Home Interior dealer.


    Quote Originally Posted by postal packin' mama View Post
    Used sewing machine needles are great for hanging pictures cuz they go in small & then flare slightly. Very strong.
    Nikki in MO

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    Quote Originally Posted by postal packin' mama View Post
    Used sewing machine needles are great for hanging pictures cuz they go in small & then flare slightly. Very strong.
    This is what I do with them, too.

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    Mine go into a medicine bottle big enough to hold blades also, when its full, I pour in plaster of paris and noone can accidently get cut or stuck

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    Well, all-righty, then!

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    I have gotton a syringe container from local drug store that people use that are diabetics or others who use them at home, when full take back to drug store or sometimes drop off at local hospital and they dispose of them where they do no harm to others.
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    What an interesting story and ceremony. Thanks for posting the link.

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    I put mine in a old medicine bottle with a child proof cap. Then I throw them away safely.

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    I have little cases that I got from Fons and Porter for old needles to discard them in. They are plastic and it holds quite a few needles, I think there were two or three cases in a package. That or you can use a piece of cork or the pill container as many others have suggested.

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