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    While sewing patches or blocks, do you pin? I don't always but on sashing, cornerstones and borders I do. How about you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankygran
    While sewing patches or blocks, do you pin? I don't always but on sashing, cornerstones and borders I do. How about you?
    I measure the blocks - mark the sashing and/or borders - and then I pin

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    Same with me. I don't pin too much when piecing the block, but when joining blocks, rows, etc that have seams that need to match up, I definitely do. If I don't, I usually get to do some unsewing and resewing, which I HATE!

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    Plain squares or rectangles, I don't. Quite often I will when working with triangles. I do on the cornerstones, but not always on sashing or borders. It just depends whether there will be stretching or not, and if I need to match or not.

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    Only borders --measure center of quilt- cut to size--pin center, quarters, ends. I get to many quilts with "ruffled" (lettuce edges) not to. I find if I cut square/straight--- sew even seams-- no need to pin.

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    sometimes I do...other times I use Elmers glue...and other time nothing...when doing strips of my squares I pin. I find the seams match up correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    Same with me. I don't pin too much when piecing the block, but when joining blocks, rows, etc that have seams that need to match up, I definitely do. If I don't, I usually get to do some unsewing and resewing, which I HATE!
    I also like to pin the borders on.

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    Very seldom do I pin.....and so far so good!!! Now if I were to work on a very complicated new block I might..just might pin

    jodi in leavenworth

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    yes i do
    i don't trust myself or my machine

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    If any of you have tried to do the 10 minute block, you probably found you have to pin. Normally, 50% of one, 1/2 dozen of the other...

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    Off and on depending on mood, the pattern and where the pins are in relation to the cats!

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    Blocks to Blocks, Row to Row, or if sashing is envolved, Hem also :)

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    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:

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    I didn't use to pin and I still don't if it's just two pieces being sewn, but if I need to match seams, I always pin. A friend showed me how much better I sew when I pin (if pinned correctly!) so I am a convert, ever since.

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    I pin if there are seams to match...that's about it.

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    I pin or glue most every thing :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    Same with me. I don't pin too much when piecing the block, but when joining blocks, rows, etc that have seams that need to match up, I definitely do. If I don't, I usually get to do some unsewing and resewing, which I HATE!
    Same here. It's easier to pin than to unsew.

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    When I sew seams...the pins are the best...but I have to admit I find pins all over my living room...

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    I pin when it seems i should.

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    I pin, blocks,everything.....to new to sewing. Plus a smart quilter recommended that I pin, so I do. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    Same with me. I don't pin too much when piecing the block, but when joining blocks, rows, etc that have seams that need to match up, I definitely do. If I don't, I usually get to do some unsewing and resewing, which I HATE!
    I am with you bj...same for me!

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    I pin any seams that need to be matched within the block and then when joining the blocks, adding sashing, borders, etc. Pretty much I stick a pin where I want to be sure that the seams match.

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    I always pin. If I don't things shift on me and then my edges don't line up straight and I have to take it apart.

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    I pin whenever I need too.

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    Usually when it involves matching seams I pin. That and when I do sashings and cornerstones.

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