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    I've always kept my pins in the little plastic box they come in. Well today I've spilled that little box twice. I need to find a different way to keep them. I used to put them in one of those old red tomato style pin cushions, but I didn't really like that.

    Do anyone have any suggestions? What do you use? Thanks!

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    My pins are in an old metal vintage singer tin . I have a magnet on the bottom it helps keep the pins in where they should be.
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    This is the one I have. I love it because it is magnetic AND it has a cover. I had a dog who swallowed a needle, and the surgery to remove it was $1000. Now I am paranoid about loose pins and needles. If I should drop a pin, and can't find it, I can put the other pins in the cover and use the magnetic portion to sweep the floor for the missing pin.

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    I have a magnetic bowl I bought at Harbor Freight for just a couple bucks. I have had it probably three years and it was just this past month that I spilled any pins. That was only because I had it on my cutting table and it fell from that height....at least they didn't all fall out!
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    I have a small round metal tin about 3 inches across, and about an inch and a half deep. I put a couple of strong little magnets in the bottom, then added pins. I've dropped it several times and never lost my pins. It has a lid too, if I need it.

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    I have a magnetic pin holder, love it; but when traveling I put them into the pin box.

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    All of mine are in clear plastic square tubs that I get macaroni salad in.
    Since they are square they don't fall too often.
    But I did get a magnetic wand to search for any I may have dropped and that has been helpful!
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    someone posted on here that they have a pretty little bowl that they stuck magnets on the bottom to hold pins. Brilliant! so much prettier and more inspiring to use than the plain ole ones you can buy - I took my old one apart and used those magnets on a pretty little dish. Magnets are the way to go!
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    I made several coordinating pin cushions and find these work better for me than a magnetic box or flat magnetic dish. With the magnetic systems, I generally picked up multiple pins and the extras would go straight in my mouth. I found with the pin cushion, I pick up a pin at a time and they spend much less time in my mouth! This is a life long habit that I am trying to break....so this works for me.

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