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Old 03-11-2020, 07:08 AM
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I had a pin cushion made for me by a very thoughtful member on this board and it feels like it has walnut shells in it. I love it and use it daily. She embellished it with cute little charms on the top. I also have a friend that buys the crushed walnut shells by the bag to put in her pin cushions.
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Old 03-11-2020, 07:39 AM
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I'm with Onebyone.......poly beads.....they work great, and are heavy enough they don't move when you push or pull the pins into our out of the pin cushion.
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Old 03-11-2020, 07:59 AM
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dryer lint. It is clean and accumulates quite quickly. No, I am not joking.
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Old 03-11-2020, 09:34 AM
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I use crushed walnut shells in my pin cushions. I usually sew the seams, then sew a second row of stitching just inside the seam allowance. It helps to keep the shells inside.
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Old 03-11-2020, 09:44 AM
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I've a bunch of raw wool if you need some... I have an entire shed full of fleeces. You can wash it and use it for stuffing, felt it and use it for the outside, whatever. Message me.
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:35 AM
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I like to use emery sand in my pincushions. I also make wool pincushions with wool yarn wound into balls and felted.
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Old 03-11-2020, 11:47 AM
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I don't recommend rice...it can attract mice.
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Old 03-11-2020, 12:54 PM
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Interesting video about pincushions by Carrie Nelson.
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Old 03-13-2020, 08:38 PM
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Thank you for all of your great ideas!!
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Old 03-14-2020, 06:45 PM
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Emery sand, buckwheat hulls or I use poly-fil.
Depending on if I know how it will be used. if for decoration than poly-fil,
other wise I use the sand or hulls.
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