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Thread: Straight pins recommendation

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    Senior Member Termi's Avatar
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    Straight pins recommendation

    Can anyone recommend a good extra fine long pin for piecing? There are so many pins out there. thanks so much!

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    I like to use long silk pins. I don't have a brand that I buy but silk pins are very fine and leave no holes in the material. They also have glass heads so no melting if you press them with a hot iron.
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    me too- glass head silk pins- can be found in 3 or 4 different lengths.
    clotildes, nancy's notions, keepsake quilting plus i'm sure lots of other sources.
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    My favorite is Dritz #16980 Extra Fine Glass Head Pins - size 22. They are 1 3/8" long with a .5mm shaft. Of all my pins I'll choose this one first.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    I like the Clover Quilting pins, they come in several lengths, I think mine are 1 1/4 inches, have glass heads and have a very thin shaft, so slides in and out of fabric.

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    My favorite are the flowerhead pins. They glide through the fabric like butter and are easy for me to use with my arthritis. The other thing I like is they are so tiny around that they don't distort the fabric while pinning to assemble intricate quilt designs.
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    I also like the flowerhead pins, they're smooth. I have a lot of pins that I hate, they feel rough when they go through the fabric. I often wonder if they're not nickel-plated, but they're hand-me-downs from my mom, so I have no way of knowing.

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    These are my favorites!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by karen in nd View Post
    I like the Clover Quilting pins, they come in several lengths, I think mine are 1 1/4 inches, have glass heads and have a very thin shaft, so slides in and out of fabric.

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    glass head ultra fine!

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    I like Dritz #172 Ultra-Fine Glass Head Pins--size 22--1 3/8" best. Bought them at Joann's.

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