Pin cushion stuffing?
I've tried making a couple pin cushions but was disappointed with the 'feel' when I was done. I used batting and tried to stuff it tightly but it was too soft and too lightweight. So today when I saw the old tomato pin cushions at J's on sale for 50% off and also had a 10% off total order coupon, I bought 3 of them! I poured out the sawdust stuffing into a bowl, then wrapped it as snuggly as I could in plastic wrap. Once you get it wrapped, by twisting the plastic wrap you can really compress it. Then I covered it with fabric and tied that off with strong embroidery thread. Lastly, I filled the bottom of a tiny metal tub with hot glue and smashed the bundle down into it! I hated to waste the little needle sharpening 'strawberries' that came from the original cushions so I glued those onto the side of the tub. Now instead of a little cushion, I have a larger and very stable cushion! I love it!
What do you all use for your pin cushion stuffing? I've heard that wool works well, especially if it's not so refined and still has some lanolin in it. That would keep the pins from ever rusting so that would have to be a plus.