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    Haven't seen this topic yet. I'm not talking about safety pins for sandwiching, but straight pins. My cousin was over sewing last weekend and brought her own pins. they were extra long (1 7/8 - 2" ) and had glass heads. They were VERY sharp and thin and wonderful to work with. They just slid into the fabric. She thought they were Fons & Porter, but she was either mistaken or they have discontinued them. Anyone know which ones I'm talking about and can point me to the correct brand or site where they are sold???

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Haven't seen this topic yet. I'm not talking about safety pins for sandwiching, but straight pins. My cousin was over sewing last weekend and brought her own pins. they were extra long (1 7/8 - 2" ) and had glass heads. They were VERY sharp and thin and wonderful to work with. They just slid into the fabric. She thought they were Fons & Porter, but she was either mistaken or they have discontinued them. Anyone know which ones I'm talking about and can point me to the correct brand or site where they are sold???

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    Nancy
    have you tried google yet? I'm sure you'll be able to find them that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    have you tried google yet? I'm sure you'll be able to find them that way.
    That's the problem, when you google quilt pins you come up with a zillion hits. Need a brand name to narrow it down! ;-)

    They are not Fons & Porter as my cousin thought.

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    I know what ur talking about.. I love mine.. ( sorry dont know when or where I got them...been too long)

    I'm sure it was either Walmart/Hobby Lobby/ or Hancocks ( I'm thinking Hancocks) That used to be the only places I got stuff like that...
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    Clover brand is what mine are.... ( still have the box!!)

    try.......http://cgi.ebay.com/Clover-Quilters-...item5636f7d186

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    Found these on Amazon. I did a search for two inch fine quilt pins and this is one of the answers I got.

    http://www.amazon.com/Clover-Quiltin.../dp/B001DZYKRK

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    Mine are made by Clover, 1 7/8" long, and as you say, very sharp! They had two colors in the package, blue and yellow.

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    I got some Fons & Porter ones like that @ Joann's.

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    I am pretty sure I have the pins you are talking about. They have small heads. Mine are light blue and yellow. They are long, as you said, and very sharp and thin and yes they go in like butter. I get them at JoAnn's. They don't always have them. I looked online and didn't see them, but I always get them in the store. They are my favorites and I am using them with Pinmoors. Let me know if you don't find them and I will pick them up for you and send them to you. They are a little more expensive and there aren't that many in the package, maybe 50 or 60 max. Good luck. Gerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    have you tried google yet? I'm sure you'll be able to find them that way.
    That's the problem, when you google quilt pins you come up with a zillion hits. Need a brand name to narrow it down! ;-)

    They are not Fons & Porter as my cousin thought.
    try this go to http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...+pins+100+pkg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy
    Mine are made by Clover, 1 7/8" long, and as you say, very sharp! They had two colors in the package, blue and yellow.
    OK, thanks for your testimonial! I saw the Clover's when I did my initial search. The heads now are orange & green, but her's were multi-colored and I wanted to make sure they were the right ones, before I spent $10 for a packet. Found them at Overstock for $8.

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    try Prym/Dritz web site. Mine came from them.

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    They are silk pins, I have some, got them at JoAnn's a while back

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    Hancock Fabrics has a few different kinds. You might want to take a look there.

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    Use your Joann's coupon or buy them when they have their quilting notions half off. My paper-piecing teacher highly recommended these pins for paper-piecing. Liked them so much that I have switched completely over to them. Worth the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    They are not Fons & Porter as my cousin thought.
    Ok I take it back. I did find them on the Fons and Porter site. Don't know where I was looking before...

    :oops: :oops: :oops:

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    If you look at your local Quilt Shop in the quilting section, you will probably find quilter's pins. I perfer the ones with the flat flower heads over the round ball heads. They don't make a bump when you pin 2 pieces of fabric together. The flat pins were also recommended for a Stack & Whack class I took. You need the flat ones so that when you do your cutting with the ruler, the ruler lays flat over them. Someone also posted here that they now make round head glow in the dark pins. Nifty!

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    Clotilde has a large variety of pins. I have gotten them for years there.
    www.clotilde.com
    They also have a catalog you can get from them on request.

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    I have used these pins before and got them at Walmart. I really like them a lot. You maybe get them at Joannes or a local LQS.

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    IBC pins have glass heads. They are the ones that I use a lot. For more delicate work I use the clover 'patchwork' pins that are very fine, but bend easily.

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    Fabric & Notions - Fons & Porter Quilters' Flat Head Pins 100 Ct
    Copy, Cut and paste the above and do a Google search...I just bought these recently for a friend...hope it helps...Naomi :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    http://www.quiltbus.com/clover.htm

    Clover makes a really slim glass headed straight pin. The link will take you to a site that shws a picture of them - it's the first item.

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    I've bought what I think are what you're looking for from Clotilde. They have an on-line catalog. Just search for glass head pins and I believe you'll find them there.

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    Dritz makes a crystalized glass head 1 7/8 inch straight pins, The heads come in different colors. I got mine off of Amazon, they were a little cheaper than buying them in a store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    try Prym/Dritz web site. Mine came from them.
    These are the ones I have been using for 35 years. I get mine at JoAnns with a 50 percent off coupon as they are not cheap. I still have some of the first ones I purchased way back when and have just keep adding to them over the years. Mine have white glass heads.

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    Joann's has some in the quilting notions area. I bought some not long ago and they do work great.

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