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Thread: Thinking outside the box

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    I am beginning to use my mid-arm quilter, and really wanted to buy the expensive plugs that go on the pins to pin baste the quilt. Well, $ are tight, so we went to home depot and got DAP Caulk Backer Rod for around $4.00, and cut it into 1/2 " pieces. There is about 900 per pkg, and it works the same as those other things. Just thought you'd like to know.

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    really???? awesome idea, thanks for sharing....

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    Great idea. It's always nice to save money. thanks

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    WOW! Thanks for the tip

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    Yesterday, I read on this site about using eraser pieces. This sounds much cheaper. I gotta try it.

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    I just love this board, I am always want to save $$$$$. thank you. :thumbup:

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    did you find this in the caulking area? do you have a pix?

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    What is this ?

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    I was in WalMart last week in there clearence section they had foam beeds (kids crafts) for $1.75 they work great. I did sort out the Herts, and stars, they were just too big got 300 in a bag.

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    Photo please :o)

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    Here is a link with a picture of it.

    http://www.dap.com/product_details.aspx?product_id=356

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    My BIL's wife uses swimmer's ear plugs cut in half for her crochet & knitting projects. They are just pieces of some kind of foam like the DAP Caulk stuff pictured only they come in bright colors. The caulk stuff seems like it would be more economical, though. Another reason to allow myself to be dragged along to the hardware store--LOL!

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    thanks for posting a pic. I learned someting new today! :thumbup:

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    Great idea!

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