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Thread: If You Are Going To Use Flat Headed Pins....

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    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
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    Make sure you don't sew over them!! They are easy to sew over! I was sewing from the other side and thought I was sewing over the shaft of the pins but didn't realize I had actually sewn over the head of the pins! I hate to take pins out so if I use pins I don't pull them til I am done. Yeah I know I replace alot of needles. I don't use pins unless I have to.

    It really wasn't too hard to take them out.

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    oh my, be careful!

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    I always sew with the pin on the top. I hate it when a pin scratches the finish on the machine. Never considered that you could sew through one!

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    I have done this several times...most frustrating!

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    I always sew with the pin on the top. I hate it when a pin scratches the finish on the machine. Never considered that you could sew through one!
    I didn't either til I bought these flat pins. I pin on the pieced side and then turn it over to sew on the back because the back has less to catch on the needle. I suppose it is a habit that I should change but it is easier to pin on the pieced side and make sure it is laying the way I want it to. I sometimes sew on the pieced side but the seams have a way of catching on the needle that irritates me. It is smoother sewing the other side.

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    I am surprised that the needle didn't break!

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    Yep, been there done that! It was surprising the needle really does sew through those flower ends quite nicely, with even stitches!

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    HUGS!!!! Definitely know the feeling.

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    I thought it was the test of the machine, if it could sew thru it, then ya had a dandy of a machine! Tested it several times.

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    Cute bookmark. I'm glad I am not the only one in the world that does things like that.

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    Now, that I haven't done ..... though I have some flower pins that are missing petals. OOPS! darned rotary cutter!! :)

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    I have to be careful with these when I have my 1/4" foot on. I remove the pins when I come to them, but if I'm not paying attention and don't remove the pin in time, it can bend the little metal "runner" on the foot. Had this happen a couple of times during those senior blonde moments.

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    I've done that !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrot
    I've done that !!!
    Done that too with the Daisy flat head pins.

    The 401s can sew right through straight pins if you're in a hurry, I do.... but in moderation.

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    I hate that when those pins get in my way!!!!
    I think it's happened to us all!

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    Been there...done that...and really, really try not to now. That pin was hard to get out! Had to cut the flat head into little pieces to get it out of the stitching.

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    Oh dear! Timely warning. Love the bookmark.

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    I too have sewn over them... but what I find to be worse is that I always prick myself loads with this type of pin... lots of little blood spots!

    Hugs

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    I've done that. I have a few pins in my pincushion with holes in the head. Serves as a good reminder whenever I pick one up. LOL

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    Yes, it is easy to stitch over them in addition, those little devils sure can poke too..........calla

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    I have done that too. Also the Fons

    and Porter flat head pins match my carpet perfectly. OUCH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinePaj
    I too have sewn over them... but what I find to be worse is that I always prick myself loads with this type of pin... lots of little blood spots!

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    I thought it was just me! And they are too flexible for my liking...ergo I tend to not use them very often.

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    Oh gosh I hate when I do that. See you aren't the only one, lots of us occasionally do the same thing.
    Kat

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