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Thread: A hint ----PINS

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    You can use bees wax, pafrin wax or vasiline. I like the bees wax the best. I have also gotten a bad box of pins that the points of the pins are dull and won't go thru the fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McQuilter
    in the "olden days" everyone had a hair receiver on their dresser. Usually a pretty china box with a hole in the top where they would clean out combs and brushes and deposit it in the hair receiver for future use.
    OMgosh...I have a dresser set that was my grandmother's - a brush, comb, hand mirror, and a lidded box with a hole in the top. The set is beautiful, with mother of pearl. I have ALWAYS wondered why the container had the hole in the top! It never ceases to amaze me what I learn on this board :D

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    This hint shows our true age, doesn't it? I had to use cloth diapers with my last son and remember changing cloth diapers on my younger siblings, lol!!!

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    I just remembered.....my 6th grade school teacher (okay - back in '62) said they used to save hair and then use it to POOF up their hair. Kinda like the way we used to rat our hair. It gave the hair heighth.....think Gibson Girls
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    wow never thought of that! Thx!

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    It amazes me what people can think of doing with just about anything imaginable. I have seen hair pictures & think of all the time & talent that goes into them. Not sure it would be my talent.

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    This hint made me remember that when my mum was knitting she use to push sticking knitting needles through her hair. I never thought to do this with pins but will definitely try this out. Thanks for the tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannie
    It amazes me what people can think of doing with just about anything imaginable. I have seen hair pictures & think of all the time & talent that goes into them. Not sure it would be my talent.
    Jannie, Since you live in San JOse and the girl that got gramma's hair flower picture lives in San Francisco, maybe you saw granmas'

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    I've seen many of those hair "pictures" in museums. One in particular I remember was made into probably a dozen different flowers and those were intermingled to make a wreath. FANTASTIC piece of work. And I, in no way, have the patience for that!

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    My mother always kept her "combings" and used them in pin cushions. She had a special box with a hole in the lid to put them through. Also, I have seen her rub other things on her hair to get them to work. I think the most often was the back of a spoon when she was rubbing it across a paper for the embossing of the underlying object to show. Before printers and copymachines, this was a way to get your pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McQuilter
    in the "olden days" everyone had a hair receiver on their dresser. Usually a pretty china box with a hole in the top where they would clean out combs and brushes and deposit it in the hair receiver for future use.
    I have a hair receiver - antique - and the covered pin dish that goes with it. They used the hair for mourning jewelry mainly. They would braid or use some kind of a weaving process for the hair. I used to have a watch fob made out of hair. Actually, I have a locket with some of my husband's hair in it. Oh, yah, they used to make pictures, beautiful pictures out of hair, sewing it with a needle. Thank you Victoriana! Edie

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    Running pins thru hair to help them penetrate the cloth? Saw mom do that, so I did it too. 1st time my dh saw me do that he thought I was a bit touched. LOL Maybe I am, but still do it when pinning a quilt.

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    I have been using this for a long time. I never thought of making a pin cushion though. Oh well I would probably lose it anyway. My hair is on my head and most times I know where that is.

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    Grandma taught me this trick when I was 5.... many, many years ago !! I use the curved basting pins and this works every time on stubborn ones...
    Happy Quilting! I'm off to the Guild meeting this afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McQuilter
    in the "olden days" everyone had a hair receiver on their dresser. Usually a pretty china box with a hole in the top where they would clean out combs and brushes and deposit it in the hair receiver for future use.
    What use would that be???? :?:

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    So glad to hear I am not just nuts - I do that!!

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    I love the longer thinner pins with yellow daisys on the end. They always go in fabric easier for me and are worth the extra money.

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    Brings back memories - watching my mom sharpen the diaper pins!!

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    My dog, an all-white Akita, blows her coat. Should I save her fur? It's really pretty, except on the floor, and I could bake it first.

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    I remember learning this trick too when I was just a child, hadn't thought about it in ages. Love this board when we get threads like this going.

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    yep, my Granny taught me that and it does work every time.

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    Yep! my grandma taught me that many many many years ago.

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    why not just save the hair from when you get a haircut? LOL

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    You need the oil from the hair.

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    Thanks for the refressher. After reading Amandasgrandma's suggestion I remember that was something my mother taught me. That is what makes reading this board so enjoyable - ideas brought back from the great recesses of time

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