So I recently heard of another fabulous magnetic item I had to have. It is available at the auto parts supply stores and is called a pickup tool ~ mine cost only $2. It looks like a pen, but telescopes to allow you to pick up any metal item without bending over (or crawling under your sewing table). How many bobbins have I dropped on the floor, causing me to stop, get out of my chair and duck under the table to fish it out. How about dropped needles, pins, presser feet...you get the picture! Keep this cool tool in your pocket, tool belt, or at least next to your sewing machine to save time and your back.