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    Junior Member bj riley's Avatar
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    Do you sew over them?

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    It depends on the sewing machine, some will and some won't. Often it is how fast you are sewing also. Some machine sensors are better than others.

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    I prefer to pull them out as I get to them. Sometimes I sew over them, epecially at a seam.

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    No. I've broken too many needles and bent too many pins when I do. I now take the pins out just before I get to them.

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    I take them out most of the time..... same reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by klc
    No. I've broken too many needles and bent too many pins when I do. I now take the pins out just before I get to them.

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    I try to always take them out as I go.

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    I hate to admit it, but yes I have been known to sew over my pins.

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    I have some very fine silk pins that I use if I really don't want a joint to move. I sew very slowly as I do this. Otherwise, I pull pins just before the area gets to the needle.

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    I never sew over them. A long time ago I had to take a machine in for repair. It was out of time due to sewing over pins. Another time after I broke a needle I had to replace my needle plate due to a bur forming from the broken needle hitting it at an angle. The bur kept shredding my thread!

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    Never. It is easier to remove the pins as I stitch than replace a machine needle.

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    I have been known to sew over pins. sometimes I break a needle or bend a pin. Not a good deal. I try to pull as I get there, but sometimes don't quite make it.

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    Oh yes! I just cut 3 holes in the backing of my latest quilt to retrieve them! Going along ... La,La,La,... what the heck broke my nee... oh! Good thing I don't mind patches on the back!

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    Don't sew over them, but then don't usually use very many pins.

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    I try to pin where the needle won't hit the pin.

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    All it takes is one time for the pin to be just right to hit the needle point and then all kinds of damage can happen. I take them out now after that one time happened to me.

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    Sometimes I do and other times I take them out. I was taught though even though you aren't supposed to sew over them if you put them in at an angle then it won't break the needle.

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    I can if I am sewing very slowly. Otherwise I break needles and once the pin went right down into the bobbin, and caused all kinds of trouble. Had to have the machine repaired. If you do, be very careful!

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    No, although I use to, but decided that replacing needles and bent pins was crazy, in addition to the possibility of putting a hole in your fabric from the needle or pin breaking bending. I don't go through nearly as many needles or pins now. LOL

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    I don't for a couple of reasons. I'm afraid of doing damage to my machine by knocking it out of time if I hit a pin and I want to avoid braaking needles.

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    I never sew over the pins. Don't want to take the chance of bending/breaking the needle.

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    I don't, I'm more afraid a flying needle point will put my eye out even tho I wear glasses!

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    I buy the speical pins from the LQS that you can sew over or iron over; once in a while if I go too fast a needle with break. But chances are I needed to change that needle anyhow, after sewing with it that much.

    Smaller areas pinned, I will slow down and carefully go over the group of pins.

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    All day, every day. Yes, I've broken a few needles over the years but the stability I feel is provided by having the pins in the piece until I have sewn it far outweighs a few broken needles. I guess I've been lucky that there's been no machine damage regardless of machine used.

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    Not if I can avoid them. I don't want to take chances breaking a needle or messing up timing on my machine.

    Cheers, K

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueangel
    I try to always take them out as I go.
    Me too. That doesn't mean I haven't when getting the seam perfect is critical. My machine almost always hits them and bends the pins.

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