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    I was just doing two small projects and discovered they come out better with using more pins, I tend to underestimate how many I use. Sometimes just dont want to pull them out. Nice end projects. :lol:

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    I find that to be true often. And sometimes I'm lazy and don't use enough....

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    I have tried to get away without using pins when sewing some seams and sometimes that decision comes back to bite me in the you know where.

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    I've heard that some people sew through pins (machine sewing) but when I learned to sew that was a huge no-no. Of course I tried it anyway and broke many needles. Is it just certain machines you can do it with??
    Back to the topic.......... I agree with MamaBear :D I have big bite marks :D:D

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    Sue...you can sew over pins on vintage machines! ;)

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    i sew over pins all the time and don't use vintage machines.

    ok. sometimes i hit a pin and regret it. but mostly ... no problems.

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    I lots of pin. I'm a pin sorta gal.

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    I pin too, when piecing, but not sewing strips together. On borders and sashing, looks like a porciupine is living on my machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I've heard that some people sew through pins (machine sewing) but when I learned to sew that was a huge no-no. Of course I tried it anyway and broke many needles. Is it just certain machines you can do it with??
    Back to the topic.......... I agree with MamaBear :D I have big bite marks :D:D
    I am a pinner. Even if you do take them out. Pinning really will keep things accurate.

    I do actually sew over pins, I try to pull them out prior to getting to the needle. But I have an old Work Horse all Metal 930 Bernina, no computer.

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    I am lazy and hate taking the time to put pins in and then take them out :oops:

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    Pin Pin Pin. A freind of mine kept telling me I didn't pin enough and now I probably pin to much. I've learned not to sew over them though. I take mine out. I missed one the day and woke me up when my needle broke. :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Sue...you can sew over pins on vintage machines! ;)
    Hi Charlee- did you read my post to you last night???? :D

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    I pin everything to the max. I sew over them. I will hit one occasionally so make sure you wear glasses. I think the trick is to use thinner pins and when I put them in I put them in so they dont go all the way to the edge.

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    I don't pin very much. I don't often regret it but once in a while...

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    Quote Originally Posted by seamstome
    I pin everything to the max. I sew over them. I will hit one occasionally so make sure you wear glasses. I think the trick is to use thinner pins and when I put them in I put them in so they dont go all the way to the edge.
    I don't wear glasses but I could try thinner pins. Thanks :D

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    I generally prefer the "we don't need no stinking pins" method, but it occasionally does come back to bite me. I used to always always pin my bindings and actually, I find they come out better now without my pinning. (Which could just mean that my stitching has improved.)

    I will never be an heirloom quilter . But I must admit I like my seat of the pants way most of the time.

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    I have such a time seeing what I'm doing I use thin pins at the seams. I go slowly and sew over them, no problems, no breaks so far with a Janome 3022.

    What's bad is after I'm done, sometimes I didn't line it up close enough when I pinned. Oh well, it's not being judged by anyone but me and I've decided since I still consider myself learning I'll live with those little creative decisions. :-)

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    I always pin the seams that are supposed to match up (doesn't always work but... ). I don't sew over pins so, if I don't have to match anything up, I use as few pins as I can so I don't have to stop and pull them out as many.

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    I pin sometimes, but sometimes I don't. Just depends on my mood and the project. Never sew over them though.

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    I pin all the time. I always sew over them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Sue...you can sew over pins on vintage machines! ;)
    Hi Charlee- did you read my post to you last night???? :D
    Are you talking about the one on the "What are you making with your vintage machines?" thread?

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    I pin because if I don't my seams don't match up. I don't sew over the pins, though.

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    I seldom pin, but I do glue baste or I finger pin and baste the intersections. It has been quicker and easier for me this way. But I do have a number of pins with little knick marks on them from being grazed by the needle :roll:

    I was told on computerized machines, that hitting the pins can throw the machine out of timing? So that scared me and I found alternative methods...

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    I use plenty of pins and sew over them too! My old home ec teacher told us if you pin straight at a right angle the needle won't hit the pins...it works 99% of the time for me.

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    Another "it depends" topic -

    I sometimes pin a lot - sometimes hardly at all -

    and I try not to sew over them.

    A couple of times I hit a pin and the needle broke and the pieces flew.

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