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Thread: New Sewing gadget

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    Senior Member BizyStitches's Avatar
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    Here is a new to me sewing gadget, watch the youtube video at

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTNR2...layer_embedded

    Not sure I will get one, but something to think about.

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    I saw these at Hancock Fabrics a few weeks ago. I think they were $19.99 not on sale. I got a demo of it. Works slick, but takes up more space than I can give it.

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    Whatever will they think of next!

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    I can't imagine having or using one of these. I'm sure my method is not as safe. Just like my grandma did, I hold several pins in my lips and "dispense" them from there. I was told as a child not to do it, but I always have. And I've never choked or swallowed one.

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    I SAW THEM IN HANCOCKS FABRICS IN WICHITA FALLS, TX ON MONDAY FOR $29.99. NOT ON SALE!

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    I agree with you. It sure takes up a lot of space for what it does. Personally, I don't think it's that hard to pull a pin from a pin cushion. I think I can handle that. I would rather spend $20 on fabric and have a cute pin cushion beside me:-)

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    I don't see what the advantage is, but I do see some disadvantages. Besides the cost and size, it's noisy! You've got to use batteries, which aren't cheap and aren't good for the environment.

    And what the heck do you do with the pins as you sew and remove them? Lay them on that oh-so-convenient paper funnel next to your already crowded workspace until you've got a pile of them and then load them back into the barrel?

    Honestly, I am a gadget lover, sewing and in the kitchen. But I just don't see any positives for this thing.

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    I saw these at Hancocks's in Wichita Falls too, but I wasn't tempted. Too big and too expensive. I don't use pins too often anyway. The sales lady sure was pushing them, though I have decided they are "required" to do that, as they are always pushing something. Doesn't bother me. I can say "No thanks, I don't need that" quite easily. :)

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    That is seriously the dumbest gadget I've seen in a long time!

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    I say a pin cushion is a little easier. Now if they could make something like that to shell sunflower seeds or pistatio nuts, I'd buy it.

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    Not something I would purchase.

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    No way! LOL, I am going to tell my husband I just saved $20.00 by not buying this and then go spend it on fabric! Love my pin cushion!

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    ok, he thinks i am crazy now......

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    I'm a gadget person, but I don't think I'm jumping for this one. How hard is it to take pins in and out of a pin cushion?

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    Not for me. Just what I would need- takes up too much space. A pin cushion works just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Louise
    I can't imagine having or using one of these. I'm sure my method is not as safe. Just like my grandma did, I hold several pins in my lips and "dispense" them from there. I was told as a child not to do it, but I always have. And I've never choked or swallowed one.
    I'll never hold pins in my mouth again...had one go to the back of my throat once and thought I was going to have to swallow it! Never again.

    Having said that....I wouldn't bother with one of those gadgets either, I don't think...lol

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    Just not my cup of tea....

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    think I'd rather spend what little $ I have on fabric :)

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    Typically I want every gadget that comes down the road, but surprisingly, even I have no interest in that goofy thing.

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    I can see where it would be a great time saver for fabric shops that pin the ticket to the fabric. The employee is always looking for the pin container and when have you ever have worked in a group making quilt and not have the pin container spill all over? I think it will have a place and be indispensable. LOL.

    I know without a doubt I'll get one for Christmas when one of my DDs ask what's new at any quilt shop. They love finding me new sewing gadgets!

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    I saw that at Hancock's too. So big for a few pins, would take up fabric room. I use a magnetic pin holder, has worked very well for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    That is seriously the dumbest gadget I've seen in a long time!
    I am so glad you said this first!

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    I'm not ordering it for our shop!

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    I would not buy one but would give it a try if i got one for a gift.

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    This isn't something I would use. I too am one that puts pins in my lips and takes them from there.

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