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Thread: which pins would be the best

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    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
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    I pin my blocks that I stitch, I don't pin near the seam line as I fear breaking the needle (has happened before). I was wondering if anyone else sews with pins. If so what type of pins do you use. I have heard someone mentioning silk pins

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    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
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    I pull out the pins right before they get to the needle so that the needle does not break. I also have tried the glue stick instead of pinning and that works really well.. Good luck,

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    I use fons and porters with the flag tops with the up, down, right ,left letters indicated on the flag they are a thin pin work great . Hope this helps

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    I have Dritz extra fine glass heads and I love them. They're thinner and shorter than the Clover glass heads. The clovers are just too darn long which makes them too flexible.

    I also pin so that the tip of my pin is short of where the needle will fall.

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    I like fork pins but I don't sew over them. With the fork pins you can pin on each side of your seem and that seems to work well for me.

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    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
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    I use the yellow glass head thin pins for regular seams. I use the very fine silk pins if I want to pin a joint seam so that I can sew over the pin - I get perfect seams that way.

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    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
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    thank you all for your replies. I went to quilters warehouse and ordered the dritz that doghouse mom suggested.
    Thank you all again and happy quilting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwestmary
    I like fork pins but I don't sew over them. With the fork pins you can pin on each side of your seem and that seems to work well for me.
    I too love the fork pins.

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