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Keep pins handy with an egg cup

Although I love my magnetic pin-holder, I’ve found another way to keep pins at—and not in—my fingertips: I use a small egg cup. It’s exactly the right size and shape to hold my 1 1⁄4-inch long pins with the points down and the heads up. The pins are easy to drop in as I sew along, and just as easy to grab when I need them. When the cup is full, I empty it onto the magnetic pin-holder, and all the pins land facing in the same direction rather than in a prickly heap. I keep the cup next to my sewing machine; my spill-proof magnetic pin-holder travels with me when I move around the sewing room.

—Carol Fresia, Chicago, IL.

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