PINMOR!! If you, like me, hesitated to shell out 20 bucks for these little treasures - bite the bullet and get some! They are so awesome! I haven't even used them yet for pin basting which is what they are marketed for. I color code blocks so they don't accidently get sewn in the wrong direction or on the wrong side of the quilt top. (Am I the only one who has sewn a block on upside down, etc.?) Use them when you're pinning strips of blocks together and you'll never again have pins falling out or poke your fingers. These little babies are worth their weight in gold.