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Old 08-28-2010, 09:43 AM
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What do you do with your worn-out pins?

I now have some pins that I've had & used for so long that they are not sharp any more. They don't go through fabric as well as they should.
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:49 AM
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I put them in a prescription bottle and toss them in the trash.
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:53 AM
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If they are straight pins and such I rub(?) the pointy point against my scalp and that usually gets them going again :thumbup:

Some pins are just too thick or have no pint, those I just put in an empty pill bottle and away they go :wink:
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Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
I put them in a prescription bottle and toss them in the trash.
Great idea but I would suggest one step further and take them not to the trash but with you to your next doctors appointment and ask the assistant if they minded disposing of them in their "sharps container". They usually don't mind. and safe for everyone.
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that is an idea!

Originally Posted by quiltlady
Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
I put them in a prescription bottle and toss them in the trash.
Great idea but I would suggest one step further and take them not to the trash but with you to your next doctors appointment and ask the assistant if they minded disposing of them in their "sharps container". They usually don't mind. and safe for everyone.
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Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
I put them in a prescription bottle and toss them in the trash.
Silly me -- I went to the store and bought a container of mini M&M's, ate the M&M's, and use the container for my sharps...
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I push them in and out of my pincushion that has fine steel wool that I covered with fibrefill as a pincushion filling.The steel wool you buy at the hardware not SOS pads.This seems to resharpen my pins. The ones that are beyond repair go the pill bottle route!
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Old 08-28-2010, 10:08 AM
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If you have a 'strawberry' pin cushion, the little strawberry has something (I'm not sure what it is) that will sharpen your pins. When I have a stubborn pin, I stab it a couple of time in the little strawberry and lo and behold it works so much better. If that does not work, then into the container(trash) it goes.

I never throw pins or blades in the trash, without them going into a 'safety' container first. I keep a old altoids box next to my sewing machine just for them.
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Old 08-28-2010, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by quiltlady
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I put them in a prescription bottle and toss them in the trash.
Great idea but I would suggest one step further and take them not to the trash but with you to your next doctors appointment and ask the assistant if they minded disposing of them in their "sharps container". They usually don't mind. and safe for everyone.
I'm sure they don't mind. But I doubt if a few pins in a prescription bottle will be any more dangerous than all the broken glass and other broken things in the landfill.
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funny, I just did a search "worn out pins" and this thread popped up as # 1 out of 837,000 threads, that is so funny

http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...=worn+out+pins
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