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Thread: If You Are Going To Use Flat Headed Pins....

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    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
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    Make sure you don't sew over them!! They are easy to sew over! I was sewing from the other side and thought I was sewing over the shaft of the pins but didn't realize I had actually sewn over the head of the pins! I hate to take pins out so if I use pins I don't pull them til I am done. Yeah I know I replace alot of needles. I don't use pins unless I have to.

    It really wasn't too hard to take them out.

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    oh my, be careful!

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    I always sew with the pin on the top. I hate it when a pin scratches the finish on the machine. Never considered that you could sew through one!

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    I have done this several times...most frustrating!

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    I always sew with the pin on the top. I hate it when a pin scratches the finish on the machine. Never considered that you could sew through one!
    I didn't either til I bought these flat pins. I pin on the pieced side and then turn it over to sew on the back because the back has less to catch on the needle. I suppose it is a habit that I should change but it is easier to pin on the pieced side and make sure it is laying the way I want it to. I sometimes sew on the pieced side but the seams have a way of catching on the needle that irritates me. It is smoother sewing the other side.

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    I am surprised that the needle didn't break!

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    Yep, been there done that! It was surprising the needle really does sew through those flower ends quite nicely, with even stitches!

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    HUGS!!!! Definitely know the feeling.

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    I thought it was the test of the machine, if it could sew thru it, then ya had a dandy of a machine! Tested it several times.

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    Cute bookmark. I'm glad I am not the only one in the world that does things like that.

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