This sits on my sewing table-it's got a 1/4" hole in the center of the top that I just drop the pins & needles in-I also have a 1" pc. of magnetic strip in the bottom of the container.What's great about this, unlike my everyday pins container-it has a screw top lid-so if I accidentally knock it- the pins stay contained-not all over the floor. I also keep the broken off pcs of dull blades from my exacto knife in the container ~linda~
guess I'm pretty lucky - no carpet! but I do have one of those retractable magnets you get at the auto store and if I drop pins or needles I can pick em up without all that bending. I don't bend so good anymore! As for disposing I usually will weave a pin or needle in and out of a piece of batting or fabric in my trashcan. No little ones around (thank goodness) but lots of cats.
I have one of those magnets too-I love it-save alot of bending-but apparently someone else decided it was neat too-I just went to use mine this morning and it is not where it is supposed to be!! KAITLIN ELIZABETH!!!!!(my 14 yr old that like to "borrow" without asking-she'll be greeted at the door when she gets home from school for sure).
I also have one of those 4" round plastic covered magnetic pin catcher-works great for "pindish spillage" lol
I am very cautious when I throw away a bent or broken needle, or handling of straight pins. Carpet will hold a pin at an angle aimed right at the bottom of your foot. Ask me how I know! It hurts!!!
I keep a magnetic thingy with my machine and run it across the floor to capture any errant pins or needles.
good idea, but not when you go to get a pin to use as they're all stuck together.
Was taught by my 4-H leader to count the pins. I don't count anymore but will get down right away to hunt down that pin that got away. Like most everyone else an empty pill bottle works well to keep them out of the trash and poking throught the trash bag and your hand. If you have little people around the medicine bottle is harder for them to open.
Very good idea! Thank you for posting this. I worry that my grandaughter will step on a piece of needle.
Thanks for the pin lesson i to try hard to be careful :):) carolyn
I am very careful also. My friend stepped on a needle years ago and had to have surgery. They could not get all the needle out of the bone in her big toe. I always warn anyone that comes into my sewing room they need to have shoes on. Judy