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    I pin at all intersections where I want the seams to match. Otherwise, I sometimes do and sometimes don't.

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    sometimes I pin A LOT, and sometimes I don't pin at all. Depends on the project and how well the seams need to match up

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    I am probably the queen pinner, I guess it comes from my garment making days ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    I'd like to try the Elmer's glue trick, but I haven't gotten up the nerve. I bought some, but that is as far as I've gotten.(O:
    Go for it - I love the precision you get with it - and no pricked fingers!
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I rarely pin, but I've been sewing and quilting for at least 35 years. I do match the seams. Actually, I match the first seam crossing, and when the needle gets to the seam, I stop and match the next seam. I do this with every quilt and when I make clothing.

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    Depends on whether I need to match up seems, which I usually do. for applique or paper piecing, no.

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    I pin everything. I'd be lost without my pins...

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    I am definitely a pinner.

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    i got pretty good at not having to pin - comes from working in the factory - no pins available.

    but when putting blocks together, i find stuff goes together so much better! Definitely when i put borders on - it helps keep the quilt square. I may only put 3 or 4 pins on a side though - just enough...

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    I pin when matching seams &borders .

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    I usually pin all the time

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    I pin ...I pin...I pin...and use elmers glue to attach the binding, sharon shambler has a tute on attaching a binding, there are no pins used on the binding,and I like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMP
    I am probably the queen pinner, I guess it comes from my garment making days ....
    Right there with you!!!

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    I pin, less chance of having to frog later.

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    I pin every thing I don't trust myself or the machine. Things happen to easily and I hate to rip things out.

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    I use pins to put sashing and borders together for most quilts. The only time I use pins for piecing is if I have curved seams such as Drunkards Path. I get far more accuracy matching seams than I ever got with pinning.

    Stephanie

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    Not unless I absolutely have to. I'd NEARLY rather unsew now and then than pin. :shock: :lol:

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    I do a lot of pinning for it seems to pay off for me. I hate tearing out mistakes and the pins give fewer mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetta
    I pin ...I pin...I pin...and use elmers glue to attach the binding, sharon shambler has a tute on attaching a binding, there are no pins used on the binding,and I like that.
    Maybe be a silly question to you but I've not heard of gluing. Do you glue the fabric and then pin to keep in place then when dry remove the pins or...how does this work? :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momma_K
    Quote Originally Posted by yetta
    I pin ...I pin...I pin...and use elmers glue to attach the binding, sharon shambler has a tute on attaching a binding, there are no pins used on the binding,and I like that.
    Maybe be a silly question to you but I've not heard of gluing. Do you glue the fabric and then pin to keep in place then when dry remove the pins or...how does this work? :?
    Here is a link to Sharon Schambler's video on using glue for binding (Elmer's school glue - washable):
    http://sharonschambernetwork.com/Cla...The-Angel.aspx

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    I do on everything.

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    Yep. Points and seams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    I'd like to try the Elmer's glue trick, but I haven't gotten up the nerve. I bought some, but that is as far as I've gotten.(O:
    I just finished a quilt with the Elmer's glue method. I'm hooked! OMG, it was the easiest and the best I ever did! It use'd to be that, when I pinned, the blocks would still shift, and they were always out of alignment. With the glue, even if my cutting was a little off, I got perfect blocks in the end. I'm sold! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    This is part of a lecture I give! Does Jenny Beyer pin? does Elly Sienkiewicz pin? Does Carol Fallert Pin? All award winning quilts, and the quiltmakers that made them all used pins. I use pins in everything I do and every piece is pieced perfectly.

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    I am a pinner most of the time. I trust it for bias seams, easing curves, and anytime straight lines are longer than about 5". I am very picky about matching intersections and hate to rip out the bulk in multiple seams' for a "little off" intersection. I stab pin at the intersection, then pin on both sides of the intersection through the quarter inch allowance. I pull pins just as the needle approaches them. I find that pinning can be an art form. If not done carefully, it can make accuracy worse. That is for another time ;-) . Obviously, I am not a speedy sewer most of the time!

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