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Thread: ARE YOU A PINNER?

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    I pin to match seems and I pin for long seems, such as borders. For small piecing, I do not.

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    I'm a pinner 90% of the time

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    I use to pin EVERYTHING but no more LOL points didnt match you name it went wrong.
    SO I am trying a jelly roll and we shall see what happens LOL

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    depends on what I am sewing if I pin...:)So, I'd say 50/50:)Skeat

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    I pin 95% of the time. I have also taught my 11 year old daughter to pin. She has made 8 or 9 quilts already--started when she was 6.

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    Depends on what I'm sewing and how long the seam is, etc. Unless I'm using a walking foot I pin for connections, over other seams and definitely for matching.


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    I try to pin as little as possible. But I do pin, when matching the seams on diamonds. Other than that, no pinning going on.

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    Question for AMMA - what do you use the Elmer's glue for?

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    I very rarely pin. The only time I do is when there is a matching or easing problem.

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    When I began sewing garments, I pinned everything. After a 4 month stint in a sewing factory, I could sew plaid pants, matching patterns, without pins!

    Basically, I pin if I think something needs to be precisely matched. If there are seams that butt together (like 4-patches, etc.), I don't pin. For borders, I fold the top and border into quarters and pin at those points, which gives me room to ease the fabric. If I'm putting sashing on a block, I don't pin, but if I'm putting sashing on a row of blocks, I treat it the same way I do the border -- fold it in quarters and pin. I don't pin when I'm chain piecing or when I'm putting sashing on individual blocks. And I always pin curves.

    Elizabeth

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    I pin most of the time unless it is a really small piece I was just taught that way back in the caveman days. LOL

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    I am a compulsive pinner. I have had people tell me I pin too much, but I always find that I am happier with the results. My corners line up, my points match and I find that I have fewer mistakes... It make take a bit more time, but I find that I have a lot less unsewing to do :)

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    am still pinning, but also glueing. moving over to glueing more and pinning less. it was hard to find that elmer's washable glue around here.

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    Absolutely.......rather pin ':D' now

    than be sorry later ':cry:' .

    MJ in NJ :D

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    THANKS EVERYONE! I THOUGHT MAYBE I WAS BEING TOO ANAL. (OOPS! CAN I SAY THAT?) I HATE IT WHEN MY BLOCK LINES AND POINTS DON'T KISS. SO I GUESS I'LL PIN AWAY UNTIL I'M MORE COMFORTABLE WITH MY ABILITIES.

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    momo..........

    I'm sure once you see the results of pinning, you'll be so pleased with the results that it won't be a chore to pin in the future..........

    MaryJane

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    I've tried not pinning and end up ripping out because it doesn't match up. So yes I am a firm believer in pinning

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    I only pin VERY LONG strips (sashing, borders, etc). Otherwise--no pins for me.

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    :? Well, I too pin. Got into the habit from making garments, which, I still do also. I'm so use to it I don't even really think about it, just do it. :mrgreen:

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    I know I pin. If I don't, it doesn't turn out right.

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    I, too, am a pinner...also a habit from when I did more garment sewing. The times I've not pinned have resulted in unmatched seams and points.

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