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Thread: DIY pin point protectors (AKA Pinmoors)

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    DIY pin point protectors (AKA Pinmoors)

    One day I was in my DH's workshop and saw a bag with a roll of caulking backer rod in it. This is a 1/2" X20 ft. roll of a spongy plastic like material that is used to fill large gaps before you caulk so you don't have to use so much caulk. Since we had had it for a long time, he said I could have it. I chopped it up into
    1/2" to 3/4" pieces. Out of a 20 ft. roll I figure I got about 320 to 480 pieces. Not nearly as pretty as Pinmoors, but at $3.48 for a 20 ft. roll of backer rod vs. 50 Pinmoors for $19.48, well, I figure "pretty is as pretty does." I checked Home Depot's web site, and $3.48 is what they charge for a 20 ft. roll. Here are some pictures so you know what I mean:
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    Very good idea, thank you!

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    and much, much cheaper. great Job.

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    Oh, I love that. I have been wanted to buy pinmoors, but think they are pretty expensive. I was sure somwhere there was something I could use to make my own. Now I know how. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Will be getting some on my next trip to town to shop.
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    Thanks for sharing! I love the idea.

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    Genius!
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    What a great idea. Going to Home Depot in a few days and am going to pick me up some of this. Thanks for posting your idea. I'm sure it will help a lot of us.

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    Great idea! You never know what you'll find out in the workshop that can move into the sewing room. I'm going to look for a package the next time I get dragged into the Home Depot Store with my husband.

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    You are so clever and intuitive! I'll be going to Home Depot tomorrow. Thank you so much!
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    I was going to show this as well...made mine months ago! BOY you get a TON of these things for your $3.00!

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    WOW!!! Those are great. I didn't want to spend the money on the pinmoors either. I've been using the little erasers, but this is a much better idea!! Thanks for the tip
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    Good idea. You have to remember that Pinmoors are a one time buy. They won't wear out and are self healing. The reason I buy the Pinmoors is because they stay securely on the pins until I pull them off. No accidental pin pricks. I like the pretty colors too.
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    great idea. Will check it out.

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    I can hear it all now at Home Depot! " Hey everybody, open those doors wide! Clear the Aisles! Get ready on Aisle 6! Here come those beautiful, talented quilting ladies after those Backin' Rods! Everybody step lively, put on your smiling faces, those ladies are here to do business! Look at them come! Maybe we shoulda put an urn of coffee in here for them, they've probably be doin' that quiltin' all night! Wish I'd have gotten a case of candy bars, I hear they like chocolate...................

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    That will work for me. I'm all about doing something as inexpensively as possible.

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    Wow great idea

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    Who would have thought! Great idea- I'm off to Home Depot.

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    What a great idea! I hope they have not sold out. Thank you for your intuitiveness and sharing. Much appreciated.
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    Very clever idea...I am going to make some myself! Thank you so much for sharing! All the many helpful tips that you learn here by such smart and inventive quilters is just wonderful!
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    DH had some of the Baker Rod in the garage so I cut some this morning to compare to the Pinmoors. The Pinmoors worked so much better for me.
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    Hi there

    I was using hearing protectors! They are yellow in color, and come 4 to a package. I got those at Home Depot too! I cannot for the life of me remember what I paid for them, however if your husband, son, daughter or friend works for a place that makes loud noises, these ear protectors are generally available to them. I'm not suggesting that you ask them to steal for you, however if a few fall your way every now and again, keep them!

    However your idea looks simple enough and looks like a great idea!

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    You deserve the gold star of the week......I'm going to buy some today!

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    What a great idea!

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    Great tip, as much as I would love to buy Pin moors I just can't justify them in our extremely tight budget right now. This will work great for now-thanks for sharing the tip.

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    What a great idea! I've wanted to buy the pinmores but just don't have the $ to spend right now. Thanks
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