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    Junior Member J.M.'s Avatar
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    Talking I love my new pins!

    I got new pins today - the Clover patchwork pins fine. They're 0.4 mm in diameter, instead of the 0.5 mm of the pins I was using before. You wouldn't think it would make such a difference, but it really does! My pinning is much more accurate, there's much less 'pull' on my fabric, and my sewing accuracy is improved by this. So happy I decided to listen to the advice I got about this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.M. View Post
    I got new pins today - the Clover patchwork pins fine. They're 0.4 mm in diameter, instead of the 0.5 mm of the pins I was using before. You wouldn't think it would make such a difference, but it really does! My pinning is much more accurate, there's much less 'pull' on my fabric, and my sewing accuracy is improved by this. So happy I decided to listen to the advice I got about this!
    I'm with you! I use the Clover patchwork pins, and also the longer ones for when I sew on fleece. Clover products are hard to beat.

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    Thank you for the info!!!!!

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    Are these the ones with the flat "flower" head?

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    Pins are too inexpensive not to use the best. The flower head pins are thicker then I like to use but are useful in some pinning situations.

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    I have two of the magnetic pin trays, red and yellow. The red one has a family of "big 'uns" that I use on my working wall, or grouping 10 blocks together at a time so I can tell at a glance how far I've come or still need to go.

    the yellow one has long fine pins in for patchwork, with glass heads so I can iron over them without getting a plastic gob

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    More knowledge gleaned from you gals; thank's.
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    I decided to go and try these pins per your comment. They are coming in the mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra View Post
    Are these the ones with the flat "flower" head?
    No, they have a glass head, a bulb (did that make sense?). They're usually yellow heads, but mine have either a yellow or a blue head - don't know if that's new or if people who describe them just forget to mention they're also blue... On pictures you usually only see the yellow ones.

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    those sound great. i use silk pins because they are so thin and have glass heads. sometimes, though, i need a longer one.
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    I totally agree about the pins making a big difference while pinning patchwork. I started out with the serger pins when they first came out and have graduated to these pins for the glass heads. Love the control you get with them.
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    Thank you so much for posting this. I have been trying to find replacements for my 0.4 pins, but could only find 0.5 That little bit makes such a difference (for me anyway!) Now I know exactly what to search for.
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    I thought I had ordered these but when they came they said "quilting pin" and are .5mm. Where did you find them? Is there an online source as I don't have a source for good quilting supplies in my area.

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    Will check this out, thanks

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    Oh I will have to check these out at JoAnns this morning while I am there
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmaSewNSew View Post
    I thought I had ordered these but when they came they said "quilting pin" and are .5mm. Where did you find them? Is there an online source as I don't have a source for good quilting supplies in my area.
    Clover's quilting pins are not the same as their patchwork pins, although both come in "fine." I know amazon.com has the ones you're looking for. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Clover-Patchwo...patchwork+pins

    It's not where I bought them (I live in the Netherlands), but even if you don't order them from Amazon, at least you'll know what you're looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.M. View Post
    I got new pins today - the Clover patchwork pins fine. They're 0.4 mm in diameter, instead of the 0.5 mm of the pins I was using before. You wouldn't think it would make such a difference, but it really does! My pinning is much more accurate, there's much less 'pull' on my fabric, and my sewing accuracy is improved by this. So happy I decided to listen to the advice I got about this!
    I so agree - these are the only ones I use!!
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    i use the clover flower head pins extrea fine. they are blue with lighter blue on other side. Carol Doak suggested these for paper piecing. I have used them ever since. I have used the ones with yellow and blue glass head pins too but like the flower head ones better

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    I just really like the clover products, they have the best seam ripper ever in my HO. Will have to get me some of these pins. I am sure they be will great.

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    Thank you so much J. M. !
    Quote Originally Posted by J.M. View Post
    Clover's quilting pins are not the same as their patchwork pins, although both come in "fine." I know amazon.com has the ones you're looking for. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Clover-Patchwo...patchwork+pins

    It's not where I bought them (I live in the Netherlands), but even if you don't order them from Amazon, at least you'll know what you're looking for.

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    The clover pins come in 2 lengths. They are so fine, you'll feel like those flower head pins and all others are like SPEARS after you use them. I can't imagine using anything else now. Mine have the blue and the yellow glass heads....LOVE THEM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.M. View Post
    I got new pins today - the Clover patchwork pins fine. They're 0.4 mm in diameter, instead of the 0.5 mm of the pins I was using before. You wouldn't think it would make such a difference, but it really does! My pinning is much more accurate, there's much less 'pull' on my fabric, and my sewing accuracy is improved by this. So happy I decided to listen to the advice I got about this!
    I love clover pins too! Happy Quilting!
    Love 4 stchen

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    I find pins I use become blunt very quickly . Can you sharpen them as I am always buying new.
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    I never used to pay much attention to pins... but a fine pin really makes a big differnce. Once in awhile I will pick up one of the old pins .. and it feels like driving nails through my fabric.

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    I purchased 2 100 packs of these for my Omigosh quilt last fall since I would be working with such tiny, tiny pieces. They are wonderful and I won't be using my other pins again. These pins are so sharp and fine that I find my finger pinned to my block many times without even knowing it (and it doesn't even hurt).

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