Little bit of information on sewing.

@amadeo (63803)
United States
March 1, 2018 12:20pm CST
Hello everyone.Back from lunch.We went out for Chinese. The other day @JamesHxsatic wrote a post on his wife making her sewing needle sharp.I have a basket full of strawberries pin cushion These are very early and popular during the Victorian era. one of our collectible in our earlier years. We also had a collection on tomato type pin cushion. The strawberries here were filled with sand or emery to keep the needle sharp. this is how they sharpen their needles. It works very well. The photo is mine.This is our collection.
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@Corbin5 (102827)
• United States
1 Mar
I never knew that pincushions were filled with sand to sharpen needles. You have a wonderful collection!
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@amadeo (63803)
• United States
1 Mar
@Corbin sand and emery.Thank you
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@Icydoll (14439)
• India
1 Mar
Your collection is awesome my friend
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@amadeo (63803)
• United States
1 Mar
@Icydoll thank you.
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@JustBhem (31974)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Mar
Wow, Buddy that's a lot.
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@amadeo (63803)
• United States
2 Mar
@JustBhem yes it is.How are you doing there.
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@JustBhem (31974)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Mar
@amadeo I'm fine here, sometimes not and I used to it already. So, you like sewing?
@amadeo (63803)
• United States
2 Mar
@JustBhem no I do not sew.This is just a collection that we collect many years ago.
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@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Mar
This is a big collection Unfortunately I am not so good at sewing.
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@amadeo (63803)
• United States
2 Mar
@youless it is a big collection.Never learn?
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@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Mar
@amadeo When I was a child, I ever sewed for my doll but that's all.
@amadeo (63803)
• United States
2 Mar
@youless I see.
@marlina (72620)
• Canada
1 Mar
Lovely collection of pincushions. My Mom had one shaped like a tomato too.
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@amadeo (63803)
• United States
1 Mar
@marlina thank you.I bet she has the older ones?
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@marlina (72620)
• Canada
1 Mar
@amadeo I guess it was the older type, but maybe my sister has it now.
@amadeo (63803)
• United States
1 Mar
@marlina I see.
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@DianneN (76104)
• United States
1 Mar
What a great idea! Love those pin cushions, too. I have a variety of pin cushions filled with needles and pins. Too bad I don't sew. lol
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@amadeo (63803)
• United States
1 Mar
@DianneN Are they different shapes there on the pin cushion?
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@DianneN (76104)
• United States
1 Mar
@amadeo I have a tomato, a strawberry, and others buried at the bottom of my sewing basket. lol
@TheSojourner (17448)
• United States
1 Mar
They are also great to keep jewelry pins sharpened
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@amadeo (63803)
• United States
1 Mar
@Corallevang yes very much so.
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• United States
1 Mar
@amadeo I've been using a strawberry for that for years.
@Madshadi (8939)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Mar
I never thought sand could sharpen needles. That's an interesting piece of info
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@amadeo (63803)
• United States
2 Mar
@shadi thank you.Sand and emery
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@JudyEv (121012)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Mar
What a lovely collection you have! I didn't know they were filled with special substances to keep needles sharp.
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@amadeo (63803)
• United States
2 Mar
@JudyEv yes they filled them with sand or emery.
@spiderdust (5993)
• San Jose, California
1 Mar
I have a tomato pincushion too. I read a tip years ago that if you needed to sharpen a needle on a sewing machine, to sew a few stitches into a piece of sandpaper.
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@amadeo (63803)
• United States
1 Mar
@spiderdust yes that is a good idea there.
• Eugene, Oregon
1 Mar
Until Anne and I talked about it, I did not know that needles even needed sharpening. I think she has some cushions like those as well. Quite a collection you have there.
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@amadeo (63803)
• United States
1 Mar
@JamesHxstatic thank you.They are also colorful
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@Platespinner (16515)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 Mar
My mother had a tomato pincushion with an attached strawberry.
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@amadeo (63803)
• United States
1 Mar
@Platespinner yes the strawberry attached to it.They used if for sharpening
• United States
1 Mar
That's a really unique collection of pincushions. I also didn't know that was how to keep needles sharp
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@amadeo (63803)
• United States
1 Mar
@Marilynda1225 yes.the sand and the emery there.
@mandala100 (39200)
• Hong Kong
1 Mar
@amadeo You have lots of them my friend.
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@amadeo (63803)
• United States
1 Mar
@mandala100 yes we do there.
• United Kingdom
1 Mar
I enjoyed being taught this is school it’s a very practical life skill, your collection is amazing my friend!
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@amadeo (63803)
• United States
1 Mar
@OIixiamonty thank youi.
@kanchan10 (2653)
• Kolkata, India
1 Mar
must have taken a lot of time. your toil payed off. so nice collection.
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@amadeo (63803)
• United States
1 Mar
@kanchan10 yes .Nice to find them at the flea market in those days.
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@jstory07 (65993)
• Roseburg, Oregon
1 Mar
That is a lot of pin cushions. I do not even have one. I hate sewing and always have. When I used to use my mother's sewing machine the bobbin would jump out and spin around the floor. After putting it back and the thread going all over I quit never to go near a sewing machine again. Those sewing machines go crazy near me.
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@amadeo (63803)
• United States
1 Mar
@jstory07 that is sort of hilarious there.
@Courage7 (5699)
• United States
1 Mar
So nice that collection and colorful too. I did not know about the sand either.
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@amadeo (63803)
• United States
1 Mar
@Courage7 many do not know.
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@snowy22315 (45409)
• United States
2 Mar
That is neat. I didn't know they were filled with sand.
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
1 Mar
You have so many collections . . . these are so neat - I've never known anyone who collected pin cushions! What made you start collecting them?
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