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Tips & Techniques > Discard bottle for dull and damaged needles

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Posted on: 6/25/07 1:15 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people   Very Helpful by 7 people   
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I keep a used spice jar handy on my sewing table for discarding old sewing needles from my sewing machine, hand needles and pins.

The spice bottles come with holes that are plenty big enough for slipping old needles in and easy to recover the jar cover over them.

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Diane Yaghoobian said... (7/18/07 0:54 AM) Reply
I use an 8 oz (small) water bottle. It's clear so I can see how much is in it, and I have other sharpish metals to throw away - like the wire in ribbons or bent pins. I can often find lovely wired ribbon easier than non-wired, so I just remove the wire, wind it up and put it in the bottle with the needles and pins.
Sandra Mil said... (6/30/07 3:59 PM) Reply
I do the same and also recycle these old needles to hang pictures and pieces of art without making large holes in my walls.
Mufffet said... (6/27/07 4:38 PM) Reply
My gosh, here I have saved some of my old jars like that but didn't know why or when they would com in handy. Now I see. Thanks for a great idea.
Jerry P said... (6/27/07 7:08 AM) Reply
Good point Aunt Saidee, I have dogs and have seen xrays on TV taken of pets who have swallowed needles and gotten them stuck in their digestive tract. fallen needles are dangerous for cats and dogs.
OP Gal said... (6/26/07 8:46 PM) Reply
Good idea. I especially like the part about not having to drill a hole in the lid.
aunt saidee said... (6/26/07 4:12 AM) Reply
Good idea; I use a prescription bottle w/o a child-proof lid: no kids here unless you count the rambunctious 2 yo cats! Sometimes it does seem as tho' they must have opposable thumbs....
Susan M said... (6/25/07 6:57 PM) Reply
Great idea! I was using the can type spice container. This sounds better.
 
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