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    Old 11-05-2018, 11:04 AM
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    Has anyone every use rice for the stuffing in their pin cushion. Or should I stick with sand or lentils for a filling?
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    Old 11-05-2018, 11:26 AM
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    Walnut shells; the finely ground variety.
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    Old 11-05-2018, 11:47 AM
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    I don't like to stuff anything with a food item because it attracts "critters". I like polyfill or even poly pellets.
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    Old 11-05-2018, 12:28 PM
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    Thank you for your suggestions. I will try the sand and/or polyfill.
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    I like to use emery or wool. I make wool pin cushions but winding wool yarn into balls and felting them in the washer and dryer. Easy to make and you can make them in lots of fun colors.
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    Originally Posted by osewme
    I don't like to stuff anything with a food item because it attracts "critters". I like polyfill or even poly pellets.
    I agree...voice of experience...no rice I'm going to try using steel wool, heard it would help keep pins sharp.
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    Old 11-05-2018, 01:24 PM
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    Originally Posted by SuziSew
    I agree...voice of experience...no rice I'm going to try using steel wool, heard it would help keep pins sharp.
    Might steel wool get rusty in a humid environment?
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    Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Might steel wool get rusty in a humid environment?
    Hmmmm...good question. I guess I'll have to try and find out, unless there's another board member who might know...
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    Old 11-05-2018, 01:53 PM
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    As a FYI we use ground up walnut shells as a media for blasting (like sand blasting) in our business, we buy it in 50lb bags, nary a critter has ever opened or got into a bag of shells, I have no idea about rice, but I would be concerned about steel wool and rust.
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    Old 11-05-2018, 02:00 PM
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    I'm sounding like Debbie Downer here -

    Can people with nut allergies tolerate being around walnut shells?
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