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? Which do you prefer for wrist pincushion--magnetic or "stick pins into"?

? Which do you prefer for wrist pincushion--magnetic or "stick pins into"?

Old 05-03-2019, 05:17 PM
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My design wall doesn't need pins except when I'm pinning rows together. I used to have a wrist pincushion and found it very useful. Plastic band - felt cushion. I recently purchased a magnetic one. I should have known better. My body has a very strong electromagnetic field and I kept demagnetizing the magnet so the removable part and the pins went flying several times before I gave up. I can't wear a watch, either. I think the funniest thing is the paper towel holders that are motion operated. If I get near one, either it stops working or it spits out towels continuously when I'm 6 feet away.
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Old 05-04-2019, 04:44 AM
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"My body has a very strong electromagnetic field and I kept demagnetizing the magnet so the removable part and the pins went flying several times before I gave up. I can't wear a watch, either. I think the funniest thing is the paper towel holders that are motion operated. If I get near one, either it stops working or it spits out towels continuously when I'm 6 feet away."

Irishrose2, thanks for the laugh this morning. (Although you may find your situation not funny.) I had an image of you walking down a row of paper towels dispensers, maybe in the restroom at a big quilt show, and all of them jumping to attention, dispensing towels.

And thanks to all of you who responded to my initial question.
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Old 05-04-2019, 05:02 AM
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I really enjoy the wrist pin cushion that I made using her method.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em1Zq9-s-xY
I also made a finger pin cushion like this one that I use at certain times. I use children's elastic hair ties.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Tispo-P3kY
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Old 05-04-2019, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by southernmema View Post
I really enjoy the wrist pin cushion that I made using her method.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em1Zq9-s-xY
I also made a finger pin cushion like this one that I use at certain times. I use children's elastic hair ties.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Tispo-P3kY
I have one that fits on my thumb. I found that if you just stick those pins in there, they fly away the first time you rub against anything. I put my pins in so they go past the thumb from the top and almost out the bottom. If the tops of the pins are resting on the cushion, the tips are right at the bottom but not showing. I haven't stuck myself yet.
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Old 05-04-2019, 02:10 PM
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I say “no magnets near a computerized machine” is an urban legend. I have a Zirkle touching my computerized machine and a magnetic pin dish in the case with my travel computerized machine. Both have been this way for years with no issues. Use whichever you prefer.
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Old 05-04-2019, 04:00 PM
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I do the same/
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Old 05-05-2019, 12:28 PM
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Sewing machines are not built like old hard drives magnet don't affect them. Hence magnetic hoops for embroidery. I have my Zirkle next to it my magnetic seam guage.
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Old 05-05-2019, 04:54 PM
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I, too, made a pin cushion for my thumb. I used a 2 liter bottle top with 2 holes punched. I used a strong round elastic which does the job for me. I stuffed the top and then put a fabric top over the stuffing. It has lasted a long time.
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