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Using wine corks for discarded needles (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 5/16/10 3:24 PM
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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Queendom said...
Brilliant! I have a lot of those:)
5/17/10 9:24 AM
ElsaD said...
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.
5/17/10 12:49 PM
waltzqueen said...
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.
5/17/10 2:33 PM
Charrlie said...
I have used an old prescription bottle as well, works great
5/17/10 2:35 PM
Lynn67 said...
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!
5/17/10 2:47 PM
pipet said...
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 :)
6/19/10 0:16 AM

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