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I use to sew over pins but no more. Several years ago I hit a pin and it broke and the point flew up and hit me just under my eye. Think about it!!!!!!!!
I use "silk" pins when I really want a seam to match. They are so thin that I have never had a problem sewing over them with my Vikng Rose. I'm a perfectionist, so I pin & pull the glass head pins right before getting to them.
It's been said all ready, but I'll say it again: glue, glue, glue!!! As long as it's Elmer's washable school glue. You'll wonder why you didn't switch years ago.
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You can throw any machine out of alignment for hitting pin. I have a Husky that is almost 20 years old and the only thing that has gone wrong with it is once the bobbin case had to be replaced. I think it would be cheaper to just pull the pins out.
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My experience has been that you can sew over pins if you want, but you run the risk of throwing your machine out of time and it is expensive to have to run it to the shop (100 miles away) to get it fixed so I really try to be very careful about sewing over pins, since I have had to take my 10 year old Pfaff in twice for that very issue.
I agree with using the school glue, but I sew over pins all the time. I try to take them out, but there is always one I didn't see in there somewhere. I put the pins in so that only the point is in the seam allowance, but once in a while I have sewn right through the middle of a pin and it came out bent in half. Didn't seem to hurt my machine any. I don't remember doing that with my computerized Bernina, though. That's good. I'll try not to.
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