Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: I hate it when I loose a needle

  1. #1
    Super Member chairjogger's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    My favorite place in the world is Lake Erie Region USA
    Posts
    2,753
    Blog Entries
    2
    It is like a time bomb.. waiting to be stepped on.

    UUUGGHH>

  2. #2
    Super Member Murphy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    8,902
    Blog Entries
    1
    I have a little "pencil magnet" that I run over everything to find them (smile). It works great.

  3. #3
    Super Member chairjogger's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    My favorite place in the world is Lake Erie Region USA
    Posts
    2,753
    Blog Entries
    2
    gulf balls are colored.. would love to have florescent needles.

  4. #4
    Moderator Up North's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    North East Lower peninsula of Michigan
    Posts
    6,502
    Those little Mechanic wands are good for finding lost needles and dropped pins just wave it around the floor and it will find it. They have a telescoping handle I got two for $3.00 at Harbor freight but you should be able to get them at any auto parts place.

  5. #5
    Super Member chairjogger's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    My favorite place in the world is Lake Erie Region USA
    Posts
    2,753
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    I have a little "pencil magnet" that I run over everything to find them (smile). It works great.
    I think I need a nail magnet.. with wheels.. Home depot

    good idea ! thanks !

  6. #6
    Super Member LindaR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    2,943
    Blog Entries
    1
    I use a magnetic bingo wand...usually a $1 and worth it

  7. #7
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Mabank, Texas
    Posts
    8,276
    And my husband is usually the one who sets it off. I keep telling him he needs to always wear shoses. LOL

  8. #8
    Power Poster erstan947's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    12,168
    Blog Entries
    47
    I'll send DH right over. He WILL find any stray pins or needles!!!!! Proven fact:):):)

  9. #9
    Power Poster dkabasketlady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Lakeland, Florida
    Posts
    10,215
    I'll be right over, lol!! My DH says I have the most sensitive feet. If anythings on the floor my feet will find it!!

  10. #10
    Super Member Butterflyblue's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,438
    I swear, there is nothing worse than dropping that tiny little between needle and then not being able to find it. Yeah, it's somewhere in my chair, but when will I find it, and with what body part?

    My DH's bare feet also have a magnetic attraction to lost pins and needles. Worst was once when my BIL was visiting though, and HE found one of my pins.

  11. #11
    Super Member GwynR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Spokane, Wa
    Posts
    1,200
    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    And my husband is usually the one who sets it off. I keep telling him he needs to always wear shoses. LOL
    LOL, I have the same problem, it's always the DH who finds my lost pins and needles....

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Dayton, OH
    Posts
    679
    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR
    I use a magnetic bingo wand...usually a $1 and worth it
    I've never heard of this item, where can they be purchased? Thank you in advance.

    Pam M

  13. #13
    Member kwilter11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    54
    I have a magnetic pin cushion and use that for those pesky lost needles.

  14. #14
    Super Member raedar63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    4,045
    I have an extra magnetic pin cushion it is about 5x5 square. It is strong enough to hold a several hundred pins ,sow it is very strong and wide enough to make fast searching.They are only about 3 bucks. I love them for pin cushions and finders!

  15. #15
    Super Member Airwick156's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grants Pass, Oregon
    Posts
    3,558
    Blog Entries
    6
    My dad took a heavy duty magnet and glued it to a long dowel and gave that to me. The dowel was too long and so I broke it off some and that way, when I drop a pin, I just grab it and run it over the floor in my area that I am working and will find it every time AND without me having to get up and risk stepping on it.

  16. #16
    Super Member chairjogger's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    My favorite place in the world is Lake Erie Region USA
    Posts
    2,753
    Blog Entries
    2
    great ideas here ! but too, looks like I am in great company ! ha ha

  17. #17
    Super Member featherweight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Westminster, Co
    Posts
    2,701
    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I'll send DH right over. He WILL find any stray pins or needles!!!!! Proven fact:):):)
    He must be related to my DH. He finds them every time for me!!! :thumbup:

  18. #18
    Junior Member Lobster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Edinburgh, UK
    Posts
    228
    The worst is when you're quilting in bed and lose needles or pins. Thankfully I've always found them just in time.

    I'm not so bad these days, but when I first started I kept on losing needles while piecing. Once I lost five in an afternoon. We started to wonder whether I was eating them!

  19. #19
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    10,710
    Blog Entries
    36
    I agree losing needles is not fun but finding them is worse sometimes. As soon as I drop one I get my magnet wand and get to looking for it. Just like those little burrs that DH brings in on his shoes, my feet find them. I still have some MIA in my recliner somewhere. :(

  20. #20
    Super Member chairjogger's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    My favorite place in the world is Lake Erie Region USA
    Posts
    2,753
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by Lobster
    The worst is when you're quilting in bed and lose needles or pins. Thankfully I've always found them just in time.

    I'm not so bad these days, but when I first started I kept on losing needles while piecing. Once I lost five in an afternoon. We started to wonder whether I was eating them!
    Loosing needles in bed ! Yes ! that is what brought on this post ! UUUGH.. So glad I found it. ! need to look for that wand thing.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.