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    Default Pincushion Stuffing

    Hi All

    I know everyone loves to make pincushions. Just wondered what everyone used to stuff them with. I have been using polyfil but sometimes its too squishy and they don't hold their shape. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Pincushion Stuffing

    Here are some ideas for a better product to use inside a pin cushion. Batting would certainly not be my choice.

    http://buzzingandbumbling.blogspot.c...pin-cushi.html

    This is what I would want to try if making a pincushion:

    http://thesillyboodilly.blogspot.co....-stuffing.html
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    I bought a bag of crushed walnut shells at PETCO at someones suggestion. It gives a very nice weight to the pin cushion.

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    I've also been using polyfill but I've just received some crushed walnut shells too and the tutorial I'm thinking of using also calls for fun foam and floral foam:

    http://cuttopieces.blogspot.se/2012/...-tutorial.html
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    I just tried to make a pincushion the other day using polyfil and it was horrible. lol. I use magnetic ones usually but I wanted to have a home made one around and for class and then a friend Now to hunt down some walnut shells. Our small pet shop isn't known for stocking things very much except for fish. lol. Great links!



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    I use a combination of poly and crushed walnut shells for my pincushions. Crushed or pulverised walnut shells alone can over time wear through your fabric. No bueno!

    I fill the cushion with the poly 'till about 75% full, make sure it's along all the sides, then make it hollow in the center. Use a funnel, fill it up with the crushed walnut shells, cover the top with poly, shape, fill any nooks that need filling.

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    I use rice and polyfill, and it works great. I bought the biggest, cheapest bag I could find, and lopped off the top of an empty soda bottle and used that for a funnel. The larger opening allows the rice to trickle in. A standard funnel, not so much...
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    Sue I was just reading your quote at the bottom and had to write it out. Gave me a chuckle



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    My dh said that buckshot would be good because you can get different types. Piece and blesssings, Vicki

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    Oh wow fantastic links and great advice , I will get some gravel at the pet shop next time I go Thank you all
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