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    have we heard of over-pinners ?
    omgosh I have a pin every inch with my seams to make sure they are all straight. Is this normal ? Do we out grow the need to over pin as time goes on ?

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    You're NOT ALONE! In my quest for the perfect 1/4" seam, I've begun to pin everything in sight. Saves me from having to fuss with slipping fabric while I'm sewing. My pincushion has become a close personal friend. Heck, I even pinned a bag of chips closed when I couldn't find a clip.

    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchie
    You're NOT ALONE! In my quest for the perfect 1/4" seam, I've begun to pin everything in sight. Saves me from having to fuss with slipping fabric while I'm sewing. My pincushion has become a close personal friend. Heck, I even pinned a bag of chips closed when I couldn't find a clip.

    Sue
    ROFLMBO

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    It depends on the pattern for me. I know a couple of people who don't pin at all, and do beautiful quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    It depends on the pattern for me. I know a couple of people who don't pin at all, and do beautiful quilts.
    Not Me :-o

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    I pin only when sewing long rows of blocks together....hardly ever when piecing a block. I've been told I have very nimble fingers that stretch to hold 2 6 inch pieces of fabric together!!

    jodi in leavenworth

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    I pin a lot!

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    Depends on the time of day and how tired I am. Few early in the day, more and more as the day moves on!

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    Don't use pins much~

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    depends on how many seams & how much I have to worry about the underneath seams getting all skrunched up with the feed dogs.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Quote Originally Posted by dutchie
    You're NOT ALONE! In my quest for the perfect 1/4" seam, I've begun to pin everything in sight. Saves me from having to fuss with slipping fabric while I'm sewing. My pincushion has become a close personal friend. Heck, I even pinned a bag of chips closed when I couldn't find a clip.

    Sue
    ROFLMBO
    Ditto!

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    I used to pin all the time. I even sewed over pins--still do. Now not so much because I've gotten impatient with the time it takes to pin and unpin. I think practice over time will help keep seams true.

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    i buy pins in bulk. what's that tell ya? :lol:

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    I'm a pinner, too. I think the more I pin...the less I have to rip it out.

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    I don't pin any more. I got stuck so many times, I sprang a leak. I use a glue stick. Just a dab on each seam, place other piece on it and press to match seams. And the glue disappears and the seams match. And by some magic, the "excess" if any, works it way in. I have lots of glue sticks hanging around. Even hand them out at retreats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    I don't pin any more. I got stuck so many times, I sprang a leak. I use a glue stick. Just a dab on each seam, place other piece on it and press to match seams. And the glue disappears and the seams match. And by some magic, the "excess" if any, works it way in. I have lots of glue sticks hanging around. Even hand them out at retreats.
    Fabulous idea! I'm going to try it. Thanks!

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    hmmm I pin it all :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mosquitosewgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Quote Originally Posted by dutchie
    You're NOT ALONE! In my quest for the perfect 1/4" seam, I've begun to pin everything in sight. Saves me from having to fuss with slipping fabric while I'm sewing. My pincushion has become a close personal friend. Heck, I even pinned a bag of chips closed when I couldn't find a clip.

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    Ditto!
    LOL...never thought of pinning the potato chip beg though !!
    learn something new everyday:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i buy pins in bulk. what's that tell ya? :lol:
    I have bulk from my former glory days...
    glad I kept all that sewing stuff !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    I don't pin any more. I got stuck so many times, I sprang a leak. I use a glue stick. Just a dab on each seam, place other piece on it and press to match seams. And the glue disappears and the seams match. And by some magic, the "excess" if any, works it way in. I have lots of glue sticks hanging around. Even hand them out at retreats.
    but how fast does it take the glue stick to dry ??
    want to sew it now.

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    It is doesnt bite me I pin it. About every inch or so and at every seam

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    I pin like crazy on long strips. Hardly pin individual pieces at all. If I happen to be sewing a garment, I baste like crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewing Joe
    If I happen to be sewing a garment, I baste like crazy.

    I remember doing that...lol

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    I'm a spanking brand new quilter and I need my backside smacked because I don't pin unless I have too. I keep promising myself to do better next time but....

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    I pin a lot!

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