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Posted on: 1/2/12 1:01 PM
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I tried to call this: Pin Storage That Won't Hurt You, but the template wouldn't let me! ;) I kept stabbing myself with my pins in the nice round container I bought them at Joann's. They weer in that in more or less of a tangle, thus resulting in many sticks yesterday. I know this has been going on awhile, but I just suffered. Today I put the pins into an empty ArtBin bobbin box. WOW...what a difference. The pins adjust nicely to the long narrow storage areas in the box because they are long and narrow! Now I can pluck one out without stabbing myself. Maybe I am just a klutz, but I thought someone else might be helped by the hint - you can buy these at Joann's and many other places. :) Here's a URL to the box at Joann's.

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Mc Donna said... (1/10/12 10:52 PM) Reply
Here's another big smile, Muffet to thank you for the nifty tip! 8)
Mufffet said... (1/4/12 11:43 AM) Reply
I wanted to add that I didn't want to be negative to abcameo in my remark but the site isn't letting me edit at the moment so here's a big smile! :)
Mufffet said... (1/3/12 8:35 PM) Reply
It doesn't make a difference if they all go one way because I slide them up the side of the compartment....what's important is that they do not have room to become a big tangled mess with pin points upwards and outwards as well as every other direction. I am afraid I am not anal enough to check that my pins are all one way.
abcameo said... (1/3/12 9:39 AM) Reply
It seems like you still have pins going in two different directions within each compartment. Wouldn't you have a better chance of avoiding stabs if all went one way?
anika said... (1/3/12 8:59 AM) Reply
Thanks for the tip. That's a great solution. I also have problems with being stuck by pins, as I sometimes have a dermatitis flare that makes my skin particularly sensitive to pricks. My solution was a heart shaped magnetic pinholder, also from Joann's. The shape makes in easy to get the pins on there with the head of the pin to the outside, at least most of the time, greatly reducing the pin pricks.
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