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Thread: sewing over pins

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    Granny B - What older Bernina do you have? I've got an old 830 (which I LOVE!) and a Nova (next step down from the 830!) Both are over 30 years old and still going strong. I, too sew over pins but slow down or take them out before I get there. My DH laughs @ me cause I have 2 speeds for sewing) OFF and full blast....

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    Yes, they are so thin that they do bend easily. But their thinness is why I think of them as the only pins I dare sew over.

    I've often thought that perhaps it would be good for me to have stock in the Clover company. At the rate that I keep throwing hopelessly bent pins away and buying new ones, I've spent a good amount of hard-earned cash on them............

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidmona
    I stopped sewing over pins when the needle hit one and sent a piece of the needle flying into my face.
    I thought I was the only on that happened too... :oops:

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    So if your machine is over 20 years old or you only use certain pins if a pin breaks and flies into your eye it won't put it out? Sorry but it sounds like that is what some are saying.

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    Never sew over the pins. Bends your neeedles which can also bend the shaft in which the needle sits. Also you can break the needle and have it fly into many valuable places--your eye, or your machine. Nuff said!
    Pin parallel to the seam, if not possible, pull out the pins as you get to them

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    I know everyone who says one should NOT sew over pins is right. Just because I've gottena away with it so far doesn't mean I will always be lucky. Since I first posed the question, I have been more aware and truly am trying to train self to pull those pins out as I get to them.

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    I have a Janome6500 and I won't sew over pins... first of all I rarely pin but when I do I don't want to take the chance of having a broken needle tip fall down into the machine and create chaos or go flying into my face. So if I do pin, I slow down and pull it out before the needle gets to it.

    Congrats on your new Janome!

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    I never really thought of the different scenarios of what could happen if you do sew over pins. I was always concerned with the pin, not necessarily the needle. Now that someone pointed out that the tip of the needle could break off and go down into the machine I think I will try not to sew over pins anymore. I sure can't afford a repair like this. Oh, and by the way, after long consideration I determined the only time I took my machine in for repair is because the timing was off. Probably the result of hitting a pin. I'm breaking this bad habit. Thanks for the awakening!!!

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    One of my earlier machines (Singer) was a slant needle design and it would be knocked out of timing when it hit a pin. I had totally forgotten about that machine til now. (I must be getting spoiled with my current toys.)

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    I sew over them only when absolutely necessary. I have a Pfaff 2134

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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedTiff
    Quote Originally Posted by sidmona
    I stopped sewing over pins when the needle hit one and sent a piece of the needle flying into my face.
    I thought I was the only on that happened too... :oops:
    That happened to me too, only the piece went in my eye. No damage, but sure was scary! :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidmona
    I stopped sewing over pins when the needle hit one and sent a piece of the needle flying into my face.
    Something very similar happened to me. I was sewing along and the needle hit a pin. It bent the pin, but broke the needle, which came flying at me and hit me in the head. I'm lucky it didn't hit me in the eye. Needless to say, I don't sew over pins anymore!

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    Very funny, Justwannaquilt, thank you :lol:

    I have just begun machine applique, using the correct tiny applique pins and can feel how thick and strong they are, certainly would not want to run over one of those with my Brother 4000D:roll:

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    my 2 cents worth NEVER WITH ANY MACHINE EVER SEW OVER PINS!!! ALWAYS REMOVE THE PINS AS YOU GET CLOSE!

    SAFETY SHOULD ALWAYS COME FIRST!
    IT ISN'T FUN ANYMORE WHEN IT HURTS!

    PRACTICE SAFETY. DO NOT RUN OVER PINS

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