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Thread: Quilting curved safety pins

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    When I secure my quilts and pin with quilting curved safety pins then quilt if the pins are on light fabric and when I take the pins out there is a dark spot when the pins were. Does any one know how to pervent this? Thank you,

    Olivia

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    Olivia, is this an actually stain in the fabric or a hole left by the pins? I find the holes go away when I wash the quilt. If this doesn't get rid of the problem, I would change to different pins, immediately!

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    I think I know exactly what you are asking - here is a photo of one of my quilts in progress and there are small holes where the pins were. I don't pre-wash my fabric (my quilting teacher advised not to) and I don't wash them before I give them away, so I'm not sure how to get rid of these. I've tried lightly scratching at them with my finger nail but it doesn't seem to help a whole lot. Any ideas?

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    Usually the holes disappear when I wash the quilt. I just use the straight pins with the Pinmoors though so it's not generally a problem. I have a terrible time making the curved quilting pins close! :)

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    Perhaps the problem could be...too much fabric was caught inside the pin....in the picture it looks like a thread was 'caught'..... are your pins sharp....are they old ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggiemom
    Usually the holes disappear when I wash the quilt. I just use the straight pins with the Pinmoors though so it's not generally a problem. I have a terrible time making the curved quilting pins close! :)
    Thanks Raggiemom! I'm not familiar with Pinmoors - what are they? My quilting teacher's husband makes a tool (see pictures below) that are a great for closing pins. I understand that these are also available commercially. And I think I read here in another thread that some people use the pick from their nut cracker sets to close pins as well. I have rheumatoid arthritis and there's no way I could pin baste without this handy little gadget!

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    goggle pinmoores they may solve your problem even more
    available on ebay

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