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    fancypins

    Fancy pins...has there ever been a swap on this???
    quick and light to mail.
    Just courious

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    Everyones looking, no ones posting.
    Ive got some beauties ive made, and recd.
    crystals,pearls beads ect.

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    I'm not sure what you mean by a fancy pin - for wearing? for sewing with? for using to decorate with? Could you post a picture?

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    Do you make them? How?

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    I don't know what fancy pins are either. That is why everyone is just looking!!
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    Are you talking about the fancy pins for pin cushions? I have made a few for decoration only, with a corsage pin as the center and a few pretty beads added. I know that someone mentioned not to send pin cushions through the mail with pins in due to a postal worker getting an owie.

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    What dumb bunny would mail a pincushion full of pins in a paper package?
    Got fabric?

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    I would like to see pictures too. This might be interesting, but would like to know more about them.
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    I, too, am wondering about these pins. Would like to see a pic and know how they are used.
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    O.k. so i make them out odf corsage pins or longer.
    Can be used for quilting but if you have a pretty pincushion
    You might like a nice pin to put in it.
    I've decorated mine with glass and crystal beads. Have purchased some from the scrapbook section, or just added cute fimo clay toppers or even made tops from shrinky dink material. Wish i could post a pic for you, no camera.

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    My sister-in-law makes something like you have described. She uses them for hat pins. They are sure pretty, but I have never known what to do with them. I don't wear hats and they don't look too good on ball caps. (She wears large brimmed, protection from the sun, straw hats...or I think they are straw. Guess I don't know what they are made of.)

    I can see one looking good in my pin cushion though. Wonder where I put the one she gave me...

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    I'm not familiar with these either...but I think Fancypins might be a cute name for someone to use on the Quilting Board! I did a Google search and there's info out there...here's a link to some pictures.
    http://www.google.com/search?q=fancy...w=1440&bih=706
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    [QUOTE=BellaBoo;5704823]What dumb bunny would mail a pincushion full of pins in a paper package?

    OK, no name calling. I would stick the pins in a small square of fabric and mail them in a padded envelope. No pincushion required.
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    These are some of the fancy pins I have made for decorating pin cushions. I usually just take something I think is cute and hot glue it to a flower quilting pin. The others I just make out of beads. Not sure this is what you are talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    What dumb bunny would mail a pincushion full of pins in a paper package?
    I worked at the PO before I retired, you would be shocked at what people mail!! Expensive gifts in the type of box for under the tree, some complete with wrapping paper and get upset when it gets crushed!! Yea, they are out there and they breed!
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    I have thought about making some of these, but didn't know where to get the really long pins that didn't already have a fancy top.
    Join the JUNE Pincushion & Needlecase swap:http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...t-t247379.html

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    Here are some of the fancy pins from the florist. The ones with the pearl tops are corsage pins and crystal ones are from the sparkle that some florists add to roses. I have much prettier fancy pins in a pretty pin cushion in my sewing room, need I say more? Yep, can't find them but I put a couple of small beads and a charm on the grey pearl top pins so you can get the idea.
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    Those are the kind im talking about.
    i have a pretty crystal canndlestick with a white pin cushion on top, pearls and rystals. I put my fancy pins in them.
    i love them

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    too pretty for me to feel ok about using! I like them alot just wouldn't use them to sew with.
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    I have a few I received in pin cushion swaps and they are so pretty but I wouldn't use them. I just look at them and smile. :-)
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    I have some hatpins I have collected to put in a couple of antique hat pin holders. I think they are longer than a corsage pin.
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    Sounds interesting...really wish you could send pics.
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    Look back a few pgs.

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    They look and sound gorgeous
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    Well this sounds interesting. I have several corsage pins. Think I'll try & think of something I can do.

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