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Thread: The merits of safety-pin basting are without end

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    Junior Member rubia's Avatar
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    After being stabbed and jammed w/ straight pins for the millionth time, I went through and replaced them all w/ safety pins.

    They're called SAFETY pins for a reason.

    :lol:

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    Good for you. Now you need to get yourself one of these kwik clips for easier and faster removing of the safety pins.

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    Super Member Rose Marie's Avatar
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    Dont forget the colorful covers for the bent safety pins.
    With a Joanns coupon its not too bad a price, other wise they run over $10.00
    I love the bent pins also.

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    I hear ya! I am so tired of stabbing myself!!

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    If you don't have (or want) the Kwik clip thingie...use a grapefruit spoon or crochet needle to close up all those pins. Works great...no sore fingers. :lol:

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    I use one of my nut pickers from the nut cracker set. The ridges in the handle end are perfect for keeping the pin in place!

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    yep.. been there did the same thing!! Safety pins for me too!!

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