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Thread: Have you seen the Pintastic??

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    Senior Member Rosie the "Ripper"'s Avatar
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    I saw the Pintastic on TV the other day. I almost laughed out loud. Is it just me or does anyone else feel this way about it. It seems as if the mfgr. thinks we are too lazy to pick up our own pins. I can't see the advantage of this unless someone has some kind of handicap maybe and this makes it easier for them to recover pins? It is also a very bulky notion that I really don't want to make room for.
    I am not chastising anyone for using it. If you find it to be an advantage for you, by all means , enjoy it. This is just my feeling. What's yours?

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    i saw it in person could not imagine that it would be that helpful maybe pinning on clothing patterns

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    Is this the spinning drum (similar in shape to a concrete truck) that you drop the pins into and then it neatly lines them up and gives them to you 1 at a time? If so, then I saw it at Hancock Fabrics awhile back. I thought it was one of the silliest things on the market.

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    It looks like a snail.

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    haven't seen it yet....

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    I know a dress designer who has several in her workroom. She says it's the best thing to keep her pins under control. She uses hundreds of pins. She said it's not a new idea at all but now available for home use. I think it's marketed more for dressmakers/bridal/alterations type sewers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbquilts
    Is this the spinning drum (similar in shape to a concrete truck) that you drop the pins into and then it neatly lines them up and gives them to you 1 at a time? If so, then I saw it at Hancock Fabrics awhile back. I thought it was one of the silliest things on the market.
    I agree! I even told my DH I would shoot him if he brought that think into our house. (Jokingly) He wanted to know if it could sort some of his nails that got dumped and the sizes are all together now! I am sure it doesn't.

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    I agree - when we say it in Joanns the other day my boys wanted to know if I was putting it on my Christmas Wish List - I laughed and told them no way - I don't need that silly thing!

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    It won't be that useful for quilters unless you use hundreds of pins at a time. The one I saw a the dress designers worked perfectly and no pin tangles or jams at all.

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    Wouldn't spend my money on it

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    are you kidding? that's a lot of $$ just to hand you pins.

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    Had to google it and check it out and its demo video - its huge! I don't see how it would be any easier than grabbing pins from my pin cushion and I don't see how it would help in returning the pins to the pin cushion as I was sewing. It WOULD keep Rahja from pulling the pins out of the pin cushion and dropping to the floor - one of his favorite pastimes if I don't keep an eye on him in the sewing room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbquilts
    Is this the spinning drum (similar in shape to a concrete truck) that you drop the pins into and then it neatly lines them up and gives them to you 1 at a time? If so, then I saw it at Hancock Fabrics awhile back. I thought it was one of the silliest things on the market.
    I saw it too. Didn't think much of it. Besides that, none of my pins would work with it. I can see that it might be useful for a dressmaker but I wasn't impressed at all.

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    Haven't seen it

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    I saw one too and thought THAT THING IS HUGE! It looks like more of a nusance to me. Just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    I saw one too and thought THAT THING IS HUGE! It looks like more of a nusance to me. Just my opinion.
    Nuisance - perfect description!

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    This device does seem a little ridiculous--I'm more concerned about recovering my used pins that are always falling off the table (I'm not coordinated enough to get them into the pin cushion while keeping the fabric going straight at the same time!) than acquiring a ridiculous device just to hand them to me. One of my teen boys brought our nail sweeper in (a big magnet on a stick that looks like a miniature push broom used on construction sites to clean up dropped nails and other iron/steel items) and swept my sewing room with it--he came up with hundreds! No wonder my little tomato always looks empty even though I keep buying new pins...

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    I guess the profits weren't good enough on pin cushion sales?

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    so what are we suppose to do with all our pincushions now..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady
    Had to google it and check it out and its demo video - its huge! I don't see how it would be any easier than grabbing pins from my pin cushion and I don't see how it would help in returning the pins to the pin cushion as I was sewing. It WOULD keep Rahja from pulling the pins out of the pin cushion and dropping to the floor - one of his favorite pastimes if I don't keep an eye on him in the sewing room.
    Same problem with Hobie and Hurley. Then I bought six of the magnetic pin dishes. No more problem. They don't like the magnetism of the dishes.

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    I like my little pincushions. LOL

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    The first time I saw it, I had to look twice to be sure I understood what it was used for. Once I figured it out, I couldn't stop laughing for the longest time.

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    The first time I saw it, I had to look twice to be sure I understood what it was used for. Once I figured it out, I couldn't stop laughing for the longest time.

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    The first time I saw it, I had to look twice to be sure I understood what it was used for. Once I figured it out, I couldn't stop laughing for the longest time.

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    That is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. And the "paper funnel"? PULeeeze.

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