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Thread: Question on Pin Moors

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    Super Member sparkys_mom's Avatar
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    Question Question on Pin Moors

    I don't mind traditional pin basting with the curved safety pins and the Kwik-Klip I can do it pretty fast but the removal while I'm quilting drives me crazy. So I purchased a pack of the Pin Moors.

    I haven't tried the quilting part yet but my finger is still sore this morning from pushing those straight pins into the Pin Moor AND getting the straight pin in and then to the topside of the quilt. It took me forever!

    Has anyone else encountered this problem? I'm very disappointed but maybe I haven't found the magic way to use them yet.
    Pat

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    My sister tried them and said they didn't seem to hold the quilt layers as well as using regular pins. She gave them to me but I haven't tried them yet.

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    I wasn't impressed with the pin-moors. I'm with you on they were hard to pin, hard to pick up all 3 layers of the quilt, I didn't think they "held" together well, not worth the effort or price, Back to the safety pins.

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    I've used them and they worked great for me. No problem pinning and they held the sandwich fine.
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    I purchased some last week. My DD and I used them to pin baste one of her quilts. We found that the flat "button" pins were stronger than the flat "flower" head pins. However, the pin basting was ever so much quicker than using safety pins. And it was much easier on my sore arthritic fingers. I will be purchasing more, just wish they were not so spendy.
    Sweet Caroline

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    I hate pinning - I use the basting method - better for me and no sore fingers.

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    Everyone likes different products. One quilter in my guild will not use a rotary cutter. she said it cuts crooked. She tears or uses scissors. I really like Pinmoors. I have no trouble pushing the pin in. I use very sharp pins. Not the yellow head quilter's pins. Those aren't sharp enough. I like Clover glass head pins. I can stick a pin in and back out of the quilt sandwich and into the Pinmoor in a second. No hassle at all. The sharp pins will stick further in the Pinmoor and will not fall off until I take them off. I buy several packages when I find a sale. When I use a pin I use a Pinmoor on it. I hate pin pricks.
    Got fabric?

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    I use a spoon to remove my safety pins. Slide one side of the spoon under the pin and push on the other side of the spoon. It lifts it up for easy pinning or removing.
    Syl

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    You need sharper pins. There are definitely different quality pins. Once I discovered the difference for myself, I tossed all the cheap ones out.

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    Someone on here suggested using Backer Rod from like Lowes (sells for under $3.00 and to cut it into , maybe 1/2 " pieces or so. One pkg will give you tons.) I tried it and worked great.

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