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Thread: Magnetic dish pincushion

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    This is the first one I made so far..I think they will be sweet little gifts..
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    Sweet indeed.

    Where did you find the 'extra strong' magnet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    Sweet indeed.

    Where did you find the 'extra strong' magnet?
    Turned out my hubby had a bunch in the workshop..no idea where they came from

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    Our engraver gets them for use on name tags as an alternative to the pinbacks or tack backs. Will ask which supplier he orders them from.

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    auto supply stores carry some

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    That is SO clever and so pretty.

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    that is neat! I use a magnetic dish that we bought at harbor freight...I think they sell it for mechanics to put screws or whatever in. Yours is much prettier!

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    Nice!! I really need to make one :)

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    I bought mine at Walmarts in the auto section

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    How did you make it?

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    this is so cut & clever. Is it just a llittle plate with a magnet attached to the bottom?

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    There was s link posted on another thread to a tutorial for this.

    Yours is so pretty. I have a couple of dishes to make some myself.

    I got those magnets at WM also, in the crafts section. they are small, I think I will look at Hobby Lobby and see if they have a bigger size.

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    What a cute idea. I need to find some pretty little bowls now.

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    Thats adorable!!!!!

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    Very pretty pin dish. I have one word of precaution... Do Not use it anywhere near your computerized sewing machine. When I owned my Quilt Shop, I had one sitting beside my machine, it held everything from pins to paperclips. Anyway, one day the Janome dealer popped in for a visit and noticed the dish. Needless to say, I got reamed out, because apparently the stronger magnets can harm your computer in the machines. To this day, I now use a weighted pincushion, no metal or magnets near my machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenna p in ga
    There was s link posted on another thread to a tutorial for this.

    Yours is so pretty. I have a couple of dishes to make some myself.

    I got those magnets at WM also, in the crafts section. they are small, I think I will look at Hobby Lobby and see if they have a bigger size.
    I posted a tutorial under Tutorials about this...it is easy and fun
    http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2010/...-tutorial.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterella
    Do Not use it anywhere near your computerized sewing machine.
    I had wondered about that...although I personally do not have a computerized machine, it's something to think about when giving them away.

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    Very cute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Fish
    I posted a tutorial under Tutorials about this...it is easy and fun
    http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2010/...-tutorial.html
    I knew I had seen it on here somewhere, just couldn't remember where :). Thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    Sweet indeed.

    Where did you find the 'extra strong' magnet?
    Harbor Freight, of course! They cater to quilters without even knowing it! LOL

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    Thank you for letting us know that these strong magnetic bowls need to be place far enough away from the computerized sewing machine, very good advice. I purchased two very pretty, small bowls from a garage sale, for this purpose, they measure about 4 inches wide by 3 inches long, they only hold about 25 pins safely, any more and the pins fall out .We don't have a "Harbor Freight" store in our area. I used 3M mounting tape to adhere the magnetic's to the bottom of the bowl. In all fairness to the gal that posted this note, I still plan to use the idea, but will move it far enough away.

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