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    flat-headed pins

    Does anyone use the flat-headed pins? How do you like them? They look easy to handle. I am thinking of getting some from Connecting Threads.

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    I love my flat headed pins!
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    I love the flat headed pins. the shaft of the pin is much finer than the other pins too. Only kind I use.

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    I love them especially when pressing they don't get in the way.
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    Yep! I use mine too!
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    Love them for all sorts of things, they are nice and long too
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    I like that they are longer, finer, and they don't bunch up the fabric like other pins do. The pieces lay so nice and flat as they go towards the needle.
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    I love mine. My first batch of 100 was from EZWright. I just bought 4 boxes of 50 each by Dritz.

    While pressing at a class recently, the head of one of my pins melted to the iron. Sadly, since they've been mixed up in the same box, I don't know which brand melted. I wish I knew because if it's the Dritz, I only opened one box and will return the other 3.

    Buy some, but if you want to press, be sure they'll hold up.

    Good luck.

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    i love them also
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    Well, I suppose I answered my own dilemna. Dritz has multi-colored flower head pins advertized as "no melt" whereas there is no such notation on the yellow flower head pins. Think I'll do a test tonight!

    Make sure they're no melt or at very least heat resistant.

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    I love the flat headed pins. I have had the flower heads for ages and just bought some with butterflies. They are nice and long.

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    I love them. I love that they are thinner and keep things much flatter. They are easier to hold on to.
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    I like using them as well. The only drawback I have found is they bend easily. And when you poke yourself with one of them you know it. I pick them up at super good sales when I can find them. One time I was at a quilt class and another quilter did not bring pins, we did not need many, but the lady lending them asked for them back. I guess they are pricey or can be, I was a little surprised.

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    I love my flatheaded pins! They are longer and have thin shank and sharp points.
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    Flat head pins were recommended for a Stack & Whack class I took years ago. I loved them and have used them ever since. The reason they were recommended was you can pin the fabric layers together and still lay your acrylic ruler on top of them to rotary cut. Of course you do have to make sure to keep the pins back from the edge you are cutting. Mine also don't melt if the iron gets too close. The machine sounds funny when you stitch through a flower but it didn't break the needle or hurt my Bernina. Whew!

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    I love them, too. The best ones are the Clover blue ones. They are super fine. And yes, they are sharp!
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    I bought some with a yellow flower head. I don't know what brand they were, but they are about as thick as a nail and not sharp at all. I got them for me DGD's sewing kit. I think the whole sewing machine would break if you sewed over them.The one's I have seen advertised are quite expensive. Some are $4.00 for 100, so I think I would be asking for them back too.
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    I think after reading all of these comments I am going to ask for these for Christmas!! I have been eyeing them for ahile now.

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    I'm in the love group too! Thinner and sharper than any I've used!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmw0829 View Post
    I love mine. My first batch of 100 was from EZWright. I just bought 4 boxes of 50 each by Dritz.

    While pressing at a class recently, the head of one of my pins melted to the iron. Sadly, since they've been mixed up in the same box, I don't know which brand melted. I wish I knew because if it's the Dritz, I only opened one box and will return the other 3.

    Buy some, but if you want to press, be sure they'll hold up.

    Good luck.
    I love mine. They are the only ones that I use. Mostly because they are big enough that I can hold onto them. plus the pin itself is longer which is even a better plus. I've only melted one so far and it was some that I got at Walmart...but....I had not seen the pin and I had my iron sitting on it longer then I should have. You will like them.
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    I have never ever thought to think about if I should buy certain type of pins. I just buy the pins if they strike my fancy. As far as the flat head pins, I like the different color ones. They are pretty! I have the F&P flat head ones that are labeled UP, Down, Left, Right. I never think to use them for directions though.
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    I love my daisy flat headed pins. They are longer and very easy to use if pinning multiple layers. Go for it (smile).
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    I love the flat head pins. I dislike using my round heads ones not and I have lots of them.
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    I love mine they are Fons and Porter

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    I vote yes, they are so much easier to use.
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