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Thread: Safety Pins that won't rust?

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    Safety Pins that won't rust?

    I am going to a spring show and I want to price and pack my items as I make them. I was thinking of writing a description and price and pining it to each item (in some sort of holder to prevent any ink getting on the items). I am concerned about safety pins rusting. Is there a better way? The show isn't until April and I will start right after I finish 3 items I need to finish for Christmas.

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    how about using those plastic 'strings' that the stores use to attach items together with their tags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    how about using those plastic 'strings' that the stores use to attach items together with their tags.
    I did think about that but I worry about making holes. I may go by an office supply store to see if I can find one of the guns used to put the plastic strings through the material.

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    I have used those premade tags with holes punched in them and sewed loosely to the item with 1-2 strands of emb floss. That might work for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragquilter View Post
    I did think about that but I worry about making holes. I may go by an office supply store to see if I can find one of the guns used to put the plastic strings through the material.
    Don't get one from an office supply store! Those taggers will make large holes. Get one from a fabric store or online. It will say something like "Micro Tip Tag Gun" these are designed for fabric and will make much smaller holes. I would put the tag on the back or in a seam.
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    Small BRASS safety pins will not rust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YC Quilter View Post
    I have used those premade tags with holes punched in them and sewed loosely to the item with 1-2 strands of emb floss. That might work for you.
    That is a great idea! Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramajo View Post
    Small BRASS safety pins will not rust.
    Thanks, I will pick up a pack of brass ones. Someone on an earlier thread said they had rust marks on a quilt from safety pins and that freaked me out. I don't want my hard work and money ruined by safety pins.

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    I have nickel-plated pins and they don't rust.

    I've never seen one of those plastic tag guns at an office supply store. I HAVE seen them at fabric stores, labeled as quilt basting guns.

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    I buy my, safety pins, by the gross from here:
    http://www.cleanersupply.com/product...y+pins&x=0&y=0

    None of the different sizes have ever rusted on me. However I also LOVE this and it can't rust as it uses plastic:
    http://www.overstock.com/Crafts-Sewi...5/product.html

    Best of all with that the holes are so small you can't see them. The holes from even the smallest pins are a little larger. Anyway best of luck with whichever way you choose to go.

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