I was roaming the aisles of the hardware store and found this beauty that might help!!
A Telescoping Magnetic Pole...
The handle telescopes so you can reach all the pins on the floor without bending over. It's also great when the dish of pins drops behind your sewing table or desk.
The whole strip is magnetic and it's a great size too. It's 12 inches long by 2 inches wide.
The bottom of the magnet shows all the things it can pick up. I'll forgive the manufacturer for not putting a picture of pins and needles on there, but it's ok. If they knew we were buying this for our sewing rooms, they would raise the price!! Shhhh...don't tell them.
Just an FYI...the bottom has a warning label on it for anyone wearing a pacemaker. Do not have a magnet in close proximity with a pacemaker. May cause interference or failure of pacemaker.
This one is a magnetic automotive parts dish. Great to keep the pins in place. Click HERE to see that post.
You can also make your own with a post I did a while back. Click HERE to see how. You just glue magnets to the bottom of any dish to make it magnetic.
Like this cute little heart dish!! The post shows a ton of options for dishes.
The magnetic pole can be found in most all big box hardware stores, but you can also order them online! I have no affiliation with this product, just wanted to share.