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    Good tip!

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    Next time you go to the hairdressers and get your hair cut, bring home the surplus. (Smile.)

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    amandasgramma, it was called a rat.

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    Every night I brush my long haired cat and get a big pile of hair off of the brush. I wonder if his hair is full of oils too. If so I could just make a fat pincushion with it and keep all my needles & pins stuck in it.
    (KIDDING!) I think.

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    I have always used this when I am hand quilting with my needles. Someone said it was natural lanolin.

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    Save that dog hair... Once took a rug making class from a lady at the local Jr College. She collected her dogs hair and had it spun into yarn and she made an afghan which was actually very pretty. She took a blue ribbon at the county fair. Maybe we could save some long human hair and make a neat purse.....

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    I remember the hair trick from when my boys were little...what an interesting thread this has become...history lesson and pet hair yarn....This place is amazing!

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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.
    This is absolutely true. We toured an historical museum/repository in the west a couple years ago, and women's long hair from brushes was prized for all kinds of things, many hairfilled pincusions were displayed. We even saw some arts/craft pictorial sceneries made from hair, very detailed work, and preserved all this time in glassed frames like artwork. Stunning.

    Also saw some wedding clothing made with couched hair on the embroidery work, for good luck. I might think it was pretty special to have my mom's or granmom's or even great granmom's (several generations lived together oftentimes) worked into my wedding gown.

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    Thanks.

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    Funny how most think that saving our own hair is gross, but we always save that first lock of hair from our children's first haircut!!! :)

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    This is a non quilting idea that I heard of years ago, but collect hair from a beauty shop and scatter it around your garden. Human scent that close will keep the critters away. Have not tried it yet, so can not verify if it works or not.

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    What an interesting hint....I learned a lot on this thread, mainly what that little jar is that I have with my gg grandma's dresser set... :lol:

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    and what if you don't have hair? I'm sure some of us male quilters also suffer from male pattern baldness and don't have the hair necessary to try this. LOL, just thought I'd say...

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    that is what I was told years ago. God bless. Penny

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    I'm afraid some of us are showing our age but I can't begin to imagine how many diaper pins I ran through my hair when my girls were babies!! Still do it with my quilting needles.

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    Neat! I never heard of that ! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterguy27
    and what if you don't have hair? I'm sure some of us male quilters also suffer from male pattern baldness and don't have the hair necessary to try this. LOL, just thought I'd say...
    Ummmm...gulp.....I ain't goin' there..... :lol:

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    I've never heard this but it makes sense. Thanks!

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    nice tip, my grandma taught me that years ago, bless her heart, I sure miss her

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    this site is so awesome, we all learn something every day by reading the messages, we are all addicted to Quilting Board site

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    technically your hair past the scalp is dead already on your head... so i really dont see much difference when its off the head...
    that being said, i doubt id want to use it for stuffing though, hair tends to be itchy, and thin random stray hairs will poke out of fabric..
    besides, once its off the body, the follicles producing oil wont be attached either... so not sure how it would still work after its been washed

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang
    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang
    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster
    I've also heard a hint about hair - that human hair is one of the best things to have for a pin cushion. Keeps the pins sharp and they won't rust....Nope, haven't tried it!
    Do you mean I need to collect my hair for stuffing? Ick!
    You wash your hair, don't you????? Just think, our forefathers (foremothers???) used to collect horse hair for home decor -- stuffing chairs, making pictures......LOL
    Ick! Ick! Ick!

    My hair sheds off me in such quantity it wouldn't take long to stuff something but I HATE picking it out of the drain, sweeping it off the floor, plucking it off upholstery and brushing it from my clothes.

    And - it's on my head when I wash it. A totally different process. Imagine, all that hair laid out to dry........ICK.

    I have lots of deer hair around the yard, wonder how it would work to stuff things.
    "Now, I really do think I'm going to "barf!!" LOL

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    I just read, if you have trouble pulling your needle thru fabric, use a fabric softner sheet. This sounds better than all the hair stuff.

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