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Posted on: 4/4/08 7:19 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people   Very Helpful by 10 people   
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I have always had a problem with those pin cushions that fall over or move when I try to stick a pin in them.
My solution is to use a dry unused sponge.
It gives a better area to keep them and it makes them easier to grab one at a time.
Also, the sponge doesn't move when I attempt use it on the cabinet of my machine.
If anyone has a better tip I would like to see it.

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corma said... (7/12/09 1:21 AM) Reply
A magnet works very well. One of these office ones where you keep sledes in to clip paper together. Corma
KempCorr said... (4/6/08 2:56 PM) Reply
I've covered a large metal washer with fabric and stitched it to the bottom of my "tomatoe" type pincusions. It keeps them much more stable. I've also attached velco to the bottom of a cushion I use on my ironing board so it stays put when I need it, but will come off easily when I put the board away. (The other side of the velcro is permanently attached to the ironing board cover.)
j222b said... (4/5/08 7:53 PM) Reply
I'll try this one, thanks.
MaryFran said... (4/5/08 4:48 PM) Reply
Great idea! I have found that it helps to cut a round patch the size of the bottom of my pin cushion, out of that rubber shelving that we use to put under things to keep them from sliding . If the pin cushion is cloth I hand stitch this patch to the bottom and if it is not , I use double faced tape to secure it. This works ok for me.
vasallese said... (4/5/08 3:33 PM) Reply
Great idea!
Sarah J Doyle said... (4/5/08 3:07 PM) Reply
WOW! I would never have thought to try this. Great tip! I also have a problem with my pin cushions tipping over, sliding away from me, etc. I'll be trying this yet today.
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