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Old 07-10-2010, 09:28 AM
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I love the one I hang around my neck. When I have it on, I only need one! When I don't have it on, I end up nearly poking pins in my chest! ROLF
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:31 AM
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One. I must be lacking - my space is compact; just within a step or two from sewing machine to ironing board.
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:05 AM
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I have
(2) that hold extra long quilt pins
(1) for machine needles
(1) hand quilting needles
(1) embroidery short pins
(1) very large, covered styrofoam block for storing extra pins
6 pin cushions
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:43 AM
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About the same. I also have two ruler holders, one on the table by my machine, and one on my long cutting table. I have pens and pencils in several places also. Saves a lot of steps.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:40 PM
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I have several pincushions. 3 magnetic, one by the machine, one by the serger and one in the box of notions/tools that stays with the travel machine, usually in the car.
Then there are several soft/stuffed pincushions around. Some in various containers of hand work, some waiting for others to wear out and so on.
But I also have several needle books for hand sewing needles. One of those in each hand work project case. I hate putting needles, hand sewing ones, in *pin*cushions. <G> Have found way too many when the pincushions finally give up the ghost. <G>
I do need to make a new over the arm of the couch/chair pin cushion/thread catcher. Except the one that is in tatters got pre-empted from a thread/scrap catcher to a remote control/TV
guide holder. sigh
BTW, the magnetic pin cushions and electronic machines...... it depends on the machine and where/how close you have the pin cushion. I use a magnetic pin cushion next to my electronic machine and have for years. But it is about 6" away, and the electronics on my machine are shielded. I checked with the dealer before using the magnetic pin cushion. <G>

Stuffing for pin cushions can be lots of different thing. Leftover scraps of batting can be torn into stuffing bits. Wool is wonderful.
Sawdust is what is in a lot of commercially made ones. You can also buy ground walnut hulls from some quilt shops or in larger quantity from pet shops. It is sold as lizard/reptile litter.

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Old 07-10-2010, 01:20 PM
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I don't own any pincushions, I have the pin magnets. I'm forever dropping pins and the magnets make picking them up lots easier. Between my DD and I we have 4 or 5.
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:43 PM
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I have just one here
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:49 PM
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I have two one on the sewing table and one on the ironing board.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:02 PM
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i just startedmaking pincushions, i'd love to be in a swap if anyone would like to swap w/me or start one
they're justso fun to make
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:09 PM
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Let's see-- hanging one by the machine, one for super thin pins, one for those yellow head ones (they bite!), one of those magnet pin catcher things -- I guess that's 4e, that I use on a regular basis anyway.
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