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I once sewed a button to a pincushion I had made just for decoration. I quickly found out that by sticking needles into the buttonholes, my eyes were instantly drawn to them, making the needles easier to find in the midst of the straight pins. Based on that, I decided to add more buttons to the pincushion and now have a button for appliqué needles, one for embroidery needles, and one for hand-sewing needles!

—Janet Steele

Detroit, Michigan

 

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