Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: Forked pins

  1. #1
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,659
    Blog Entries
    2
    I rarely see the forked pins in quilt stores usually just in catalogs. I don't have any but I was wondering if they are good to match seams when piecing. Or what are they used for?

  2. #2
    Super Member 2 Doods's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    NW Oregon
    Posts
    1,816
    I use them. I love them and they have really helped with the fabric creeping and the seams being off. If you put one fork on each side of the seam it holds it nice and snug while you stitch. Kind of spendy but I won't do without. :lol:

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    285
    The Joanns in my area has them.


    Pam

  4. #4
    Power Poster sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,406
    Blog Entries
    10
    Ok .. I am gonna ask a stupid question here.. What is a forked pin ?
    Sharon

  5. #5
    Power Poster littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,956
    Those seem like a good idea. I know sometimes my seams slip while I am stitching and I have to do them again. They would save me lots!!!! of time.

  6. #6
    Moderator tlrnhi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    In the middle of a mess...
    Posts
    20,035
    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Ok .. I am gonna ask a stupid question here.. What is a forked pin ?
    Sharon
    Not a stupid question because I was going to ask the same thing!

    I just Google'd it...... http://www.fabricsunlimited.net/clfopi35.html

  7. #7
    Super Member Bill'sBonBon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Okeechobee, Florida
    Posts
    1,076
    I use them and I love them. They hold very nicely and help hold your points. You can pin on each side of 1/4 inch seam allowance and leave pins in right up to but not going over they are easy to pull out and don't shift the material. I used them to do the attic windows quilts. I don't use anyother kind of pin when I am trying to line up seams or make points meet.
    BillsBonBon

  8. #8
    Super Member Tiffany's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Idaho Falls
    Posts
    1,908
    Everyone I know who uses them just loves them. I keep meaning to buy them and haven't gotten around to it yet. Now I think after reading the endorsements here I am simply going to have to go buy a couple packs; one for me and one for my Secret Sister in my local guild.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    1,844
    Thanks for that info...I have never heard of them either. I love the notions!!:)I see they have my applique pins too...love them! Thanks Skeat

  10. #10
    Super Member Ducky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    8,969
    I've gotten my forked pins from my LQS, and they are the greatest! For those of you who don't know about them (I believe they're fairly new), they are a U-shaped, two-pronged pin to hold seam lines together -- and they are wonderful for perfect points. After matching your seam lines, you just attach the pin, with a prong on each side of the stitching. (Did I make sense at all?!) :roll:

  11. #11
    Super Member sewjoyce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    9,664
    I hadn't seen (or heard) of these types of pins before. Will have to try them :D

  12. #12
    Power Poster Mousie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    17,342
    I don't have any, but I have seen them, and read that they are great to use, when working with plaids, as they hold on each side of a design line.
    Might have to get some, anything that makes it easier, is A-OK with me.

  13. #13
    joy
    joy is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    new zealand
    Posts
    770
    Yes, they are u shaped and I used them when doing a bargello quilt... had to with all those seams having to match... and used them many many times since... wouldn't be without them... they are expensive here in new zealand... $21 for a packet of 35.

  14. #14
    Member JakesMama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Da UP
    Posts
    29

    Clips

    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I rarely see the forked pins in quilt stores usually just in catalogs. I don't have any but I was wondering if they are good to match seams when piecing. Or what are they used for?
    I prefer clips to pins, i get much better seam matching with clips. Clover are expensive. But uou can get small tubs of 50 clips on Amazon for < $10.
    “That which does not kill you has made a grave tactical error”

  15. #15
    Power Poster nativetexan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    home again, after 27 yrs!
    Posts
    18,200
    Blog Entries
    2
    I bought some but never really used them. keep forgetting.

  16. #16
    Super Member Peckish's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    6,882
    Blog Entries
    1
    I have some, but I found that they were not as easy to use as simply placing a dot of washable school glue where I ordinarily would have pinned.

  17. #17
    Power Poster oksewglad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Between the dashes of a tombstone
    Posts
    11,126
    Blog Entries
    1
    I also have some and didn't find them to be any better than what I had been using (flat head pins). I thought they bent out of shape easily...at least they did for me.
    Don't worry spider.
    I keep house
    casually.
    ---Basho
    Nothing's too small...I love miniatures.

  18. #18
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Heart of Colorado's majestic mountains!
    Posts
    5,701
    I think they cost too much money for what you get. I have success with using two regular pins, one on either side on the seam I am trying to match.

  19. #19
    Super Member Pat G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Western Arizona
    Posts
    1,938
    I have a package of them but forgot I have them. Therefore I’ve never used them. I’m fussy about my seams so I should get them out.

  20. #20
    Super Member quiltedsunshine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    1,178
    I thought they were a great idea, and ordered some for the store. The ones I got were so thick, I couldn't get them through my cotton fabric. So, make sure you're getting the thin ones.
    Annette in Utah

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.