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Tips & Techniques > Using wine corks for discarded needles

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Posted on: 5/16/10 3:24 PM
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I have been using an old wine cork to discard needles, just push the needle into the cork and throw away.> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >

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pipet said... (6/19/10 0:16 AM) Reply
Great idea! I have to admit I accumulate corks fairly quickly and this is a useful tip for me to give them a second life :)
Lynn67 said... (5/17/10 2:47 PM) Reply
Duh, why didn't I think of that? I've been putting the needles back in the case upside down so I'd know they were old, but I've stabbed myself several times doing that. Awesome tip - and a good excuse to open a bottle of wine tonight!
Charrlie said... (5/17/10 2:35 PM) Reply
I have used an old prescription bottle as well, works great
waltzqueen said... (5/17/10 2:33 PM) Reply
Why didn't I think of that! Thanks for the tip. Now I know what to do with the 3 needles sitting next to my machine.
ElsaD said... (5/17/10 12:49 PM) Reply
I also do this. The cork becomes quite a porcupine. Then I also find that when I need to 'tug out the corner of a fabric belt or collar, I can use one of the old sewing machine needles in the cork. I used to use straight pins but they'd get bent and couldn't be re-used.
Queendom said... (5/17/10 9:24 AM) Reply
Brilliant! I have a lot of those:)
 
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