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Thread: New? style of pins?

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    Senior Member Aunt Doggie's Avatar
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    Just read a book (maybe it was just writer's wishfull thinking?)
    and her character used "fork" styled pins to keep seams together for matching up...
    Said they were kinda like a bobby pin - you stick one side on each of the sides of the seams and the seams don't shift when sewing... so seams/points match up.....?
    Can't find these magical pins...
    Anyone heard of these? Do you use?
    Thanks for the help!!! ;-)

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    they are made by Clover.... Fork Pins #240
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    No, but I use very fine silk pins. I can even sew over the pins if I really don't want the matched seams to move.

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    I got a box about a month ago at my LQS. Sorry can't take a pic, don't have a camera. They were expensive and not all that sure they were worth it ! Came in a small box and were similar to a bobby pin but the 2 sides were parallel to each other, about 1/2 apart, intead of coming together like a bobby pin does.
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    How's that for an idea? LOL :idea:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncsewer
    I got a box about a month ago at my LQS. Sorry can't take a pic, don't have a camera. They were expensive and not all that sure they were worth it ! Came in a small box and were similar to a bobby pin but the 2 sides were parallel to each other, about 1/2 apart, intead of coming together like a bobby pin does.
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    How's that for an idea? LOL :idea:
    What are they called?

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    never heard of them....wwhy not try a bobby pin???? :)

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    Senior Member ncsewer's Avatar
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    Don't remember right off hand but i'll look and see if it'son the box when I go up to my sewing room tonight.

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    I also purchased these pins. Do not think they are as good as the extra fine glass head pins. Found them to be dull in comparison.

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    Thanks Ken for the pic!

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    you can get them cheap at jewelry supply under:'U PINS'
    used for holding down jewelry,
    or florist supply also, those are longer though

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