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texasmusicmom

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PostSubject: Steel Wool pin cushion   Steel Wool pin cushion EmptyMon Apr 30, 2012 3:41 am

Found this on Pintrest. Anyone ever tried it? Making a pincushion and stuffing it with fine steel wool to sharpen pins and needles. There's some discussion about not leaving pins/needles in it for long due to rusting. Here in humid Houston...that might be a problem, but evidently those who commented said it was not for them. Here's the link:

http://www.craftypod.com/2008/07/07/a-sharp-little-idea-get-it/
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PostSubject: Re: Steel Wool pin cushion   Steel Wool pin cushion EmptyMon Apr 30, 2012 9:24 am

wonderful idea !!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Steel Wool pin cushion   Steel Wool pin cushion EmptyMon Apr 30, 2012 10:59 am

Ive read about it before but would be concerned about it getting wet at any stage and rusting which would ruin the fabric. I know I wouldnt be the only one to have a coffee cup or glass of water knocked over when sewing. I wonder if they really sharpen the needles, seems a lot of people make them

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texasmusicmom

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PostSubject: Re: Steel Wool pin cushion   Steel Wool pin cushion EmptyMon Apr 30, 2012 12:41 pm

I"m really curious....may try it, but keep it on the bookcase behind me...not where I put drinks! Good observation!
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PostSubject: Re: Steel Wool pin cushion   Steel Wool pin cushion EmptyMon Apr 30, 2012 10:16 pm

EXCELLENT IDEA! I usually just buy new pins. To bad we couldn't figure out a way to sharpen our blades now!
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