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    Junior Member bj riley's Avatar
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    Do you sew over them?

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    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
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    It depends on the sewing machine, some will and some won't. Often it is how fast you are sewing also. Some machine sensors are better than others.

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    I prefer to pull them out as I get to them. Sometimes I sew over them, epecially at a seam.

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    No. I've broken too many needles and bent too many pins when I do. I now take the pins out just before I get to them.

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    I take them out most of the time..... same reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by klc
    No. I've broken too many needles and bent too many pins when I do. I now take the pins out just before I get to them.

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    I try to always take them out as I go.

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    I hate to admit it, but yes I have been known to sew over my pins.

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    I have some very fine silk pins that I use if I really don't want a joint to move. I sew very slowly as I do this. Otherwise, I pull pins just before the area gets to the needle.

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    I never sew over them. A long time ago I had to take a machine in for repair. It was out of time due to sewing over pins. Another time after I broke a needle I had to replace my needle plate due to a bur forming from the broken needle hitting it at an angle. The bur kept shredding my thread!

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    Super Member Caroline S's Avatar
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    Never. It is easier to remove the pins as I stitch than replace a machine needle.

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