Tips and Tools Tuesday – A magnet to the Rescue!

We’ve all done it. Dropped a pin and the little rascal bounces waaaaaay under the sewing table. Or, maybe a bobbin escaped your grasp and unwound itself as it rolled away from you.

Sound familiar?

Well, maybe you can relate to this, too.

There are a few standard ways, listed here in no particular order of awkwardness or lost dignity as you attempt to reach the wayward items.

  1. The Ostrich pose. You know, where your head is near your feet and your backside is, well, up in the air.
  2. Then, there is the Center pose. This one has your legs bent and your backside jutting out like you are about to hike a football to the Quarterback.
  3. And, finally, there’s the old “stand-by” technique of getting down on your hands and knees, and crawling up under the table, hoping you don’t bump your head, or find the lost pin with your hand or knee.

Whichever method you usually use, this simple little tool will save you some aggravation, some humiliation, and possible injury, too.

It’s a magnetic wand.

It is 6 inches long, but extends to 24 inches. I bought this at a home improvement store in our town for $6.98. It can hold up to 2 pounds!

I’ve used it to pick up all kinds of little things in my sewing room. I once, spilled an entire box of quilter’s safety pins. My first thought was, “Are you kidding me?” Then I remembered my magnetic wand. I extended it and just waved it over the scattered pins and had them back in their box in just a minute or two.

It’s referred to as an automotive pick-up tool, so you can probably find it in most hardware stores, automotive supply stores, or automotive sections of superstores. This is $7 that you will be happy you spent!

Today is a good day to buy a new tool for your sewing room!

Have a great day!



2 thoughts on “Tips and Tools Tuesday – A magnet to the Rescue!

  1. Charlene Kennett says:

    Thank you for the tip diane. I do have one of these gadgets and yes, they are worth their weight in gold.

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