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    This is a magnetic bowl from the automotive department. They have them at Walmart. They have a smaller version at quilt shops for more money. I have another for my regular quilting needs.
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    I use them too. My first one DH got from one of those bargain bins at a local hardware store. Ihave 3" and 6" versions. Most of mine come from Harbor Freight.

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    Yes, these are great! I even have one on the ironing board and it hasn't fallen off yet!!! Love them!

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    Another, prettier one is the base from Glade oil 'candles'. I'll check out the automotive dep't. That one looks strong.

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    I got one that came with my LA. I love it. I'll have to check the auto dept. to get more. Can never have too many.

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    Now why haven't my grown mechanical children given them to their quilting mother?

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    Oh, wow, thanks. I need one of those!

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    Great idea, thanks!

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    I to have several different size one...on the smallest one I put velcro on it and wear it around my wrist when pinning my tops to my long arm...never do they fall out....

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    Oh wow me like

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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    This is a magnetic bowl from the automotive department. They have them at Walmart. They have a smaller version at quilt shops for more money. I have another for my regular quilting needs.
    I got mine from Harbor Freight. The magnet is strong enough that I found a needle laying in my skirt once. And I can pick up pins of the floor as they'll jump a half inch or so to reach the bowl. I'll never use a pin cushion again.

    Holds the thimble, too.

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    I got the set from TSC and it was on clearance. 4.99 for ! large oblong one and 2 small round ones. they are definitely strong magnets. I use all three at the sewing machine. 1 for my seam ripper, scissors, etc. 1 for pins and the other for stuff that I might need like bobbins fully loaded for machine. They hold onto the hinges on my machine table.

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    OH that looks like a very helpful notion Deb...thanks for the tip on it...happy stitchin' crafty_linda_b

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    Guess I'll grab one from my DH 's tools he also has a metal yard stick and that one is comming in the house so it doesn't get sold

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    I am leaving now for Wally World.

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    Good Idea!! thanks for sharing!

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    You are just too smart, Deb!
    What a great idea!! :)

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    I have one from Sears.

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    I saw these on a quilting website and about died laughing. I've been using one for years when I work on my truck, it holds my bolts screws and tools. My Dh thought it was pretty funny too, and they cost more when you put the quilting label on them. LOL

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    Thanks for the tip!

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    Great tip for a newbie like me! Thanks for sharing!

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    Great idea!

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    I have one that came wit my LA guess Ill have to check out the odd dept to get anotherone (you cna never have to many magnetic pin cushions!!!)

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    I MUST get one for myself. No, I need two of them. One for putting pins in directly and one to attach to a handle so I can 'sweep' them up from the floor.

    If there were a competition for dropped pins, I'd be the champion, no doubt about it!

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