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Thread: What happened to my favorite Dritz pins????

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    What happened to my favorite Dritz pins????

    Has anyone recently purchased the yellow-tipped Dritz pins? I bought a pack from Joann Fabrics and the shaft was full of burrs! I only found about a dozen that were decent. Trying to put them through fabric was like ripping it! I took them back and got my money back, went to Walmart, purchased the same ones and suffered the same problem....
    I have only gotten about 2 dozen pins out of 500!

    Anyone else have this problem???


    I have emailed the company and am waiting for a response.
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    which pins are they. several are yellow tipped. need size etc.

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    #131 size 28, 1 3/4"
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    Yes, with their other pins as well. The points aren't sharp enough to go through the fabric like they used to either. I don't see other mfg. makers' pins on the market so I don't have much choice but to buy them.
    Penny

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    poke them in an emery bag before you try to put them in cloth. I've had the same problem but that high number! If anyone finds a better pin that you can buy in the same amount(500) let us on QB know please! I thought it was just me!!! LOL!
    Maggi Taffi

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    I quit buying the yellow headed quilters' pins. They were dull right out of the package. I buy Clover or Fons and Porter's glass head pins and the flower head pins. A pin doesn't' get a second chance from me.
    Got fabric?

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    clover2501-silk pins are what i use. there are only 100 in a box, but they are thin, sharp and have glass heads that don't melt. Yes, you pay more, but well worth it.

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    I think I would contact the Dritz Co...the pins aren't as strong as they used to be either...bend much easier...because I know that I'm not as strong as I used to be.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggimae View Post
    poke them in an emery bag before you try to put them in cloth. I've had the same problem but that high number! If anyone finds a better pin that you can buy in the same amount(500) let us on QB know please! I thought it was just me!!! LOL!
    What is an emery bag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handcraftsbyjen View Post
    What is an emery bag?
    Some tomato pincushions have a strawberry emery on it to sharpen pins and needles

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    Thanks for clarifying.

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    A while back I bought 2 packs of the basting safety pins. Absolutely dull. I did find a use for them- the tarp over my barn door just separated horizontally along seam during a windstorm Friday. Just pinned it together! It will hold til I can get a new tarp put up. I've found their regular straight pins to be dull also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom View Post
    I think I would contact the Dritz Co...the pins aren't as strong as they used to be either...bend much easier...because I know that I'm not as strong as I used to be.
    I have more problems with the heads just popping off. But I do find they bend easy too.

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    If you look at the package, it will probably say 'Made in China' - I bought some Dritz denim iron-on patches that didn't stick at all. Wasn't worth the trip (1-1/2 hours round trip) to return them, but I've decided I'm not buying anything made in China if I can help it. Means going without sometimes, but my budget isn't complaining! It seems like most stuff from there is shoddy, low quality and inconsistent. I've been reading about how some manufacturers are bring their production back here - I would rather pay a little more and get a product that works the way it is supposed to and means someone else here at home has a job. Just saying.
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    hmmm...I just bought some glass head pins too, don't remember the brand, but dull as can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handcraftsbyjen View Post
    What is an emery bag?
    Emery is a type of very fine sharpening sand the they put into the strawberry on the old pincushions. It is for sharpening your pins. I am sure you have heard of an emeryboard nail file haven't you? That is the same stuff on that.
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    I too have had a problem with these pins. I don't think you should have to sharpen ANYTHING right out of the package.

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    I bought a package of the yellow balled Dritz pins at JoAnn's about a year ago, but just recently opened the package up, I haven't had the same problem as you, my problem is that the ball just comes off the pin, this has happened on at least 18 pins, but since I don't have the receipt and am not planning on going up to Klamath Falls, OR., which is the closest JoAnn's, about 100 miles, 1 way.

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