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  • #16
    Re: opinions on pinmoors

    I have been experimenting on alternatives to the pricey Pinmoors, and I think that I have a winner. I bought a pair of child size 2/3 flip flops on clearance today from Target for $1.18 a pair. I got almost 150 DIY Pinmoors from just one flip flop. The flip flop foam is more dense than craft foam, and it seems to grip the pins very well. I have to give it a good tug to pull them apart. The children's flip flops that I bought are about 9/16" thick, and the adult version are a full 5/8" thick. I like the 9/16" thickness better, and I was able to cut them easily with my kitchen shears. I cut them into about 3/8" x 3/8"pieces. Some of them are a little bigger than that. I have a quilt layered, and I'm going to give them a try. I'll post a follow up tomorrow.

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    • #17
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      I got about half of the quilt quilted today, and the flip flop foam works great! All of the pins stayed attached until I disconnected them from the foam cap. I found an extra large pair of adult flip flops at WalMart today for 98 cents. They are solid green with no designs printed on them, and the foam is 1/2" thick. They grip the pins just as well as the ones that I got yesterday.


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      • #18
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        I was able to get 275 pin caps from just one XL flip flop. . Don't use flip flop foam that is stiff, make sure that you can compress it when you pinch it.
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        • #19
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          I was not impressed either and prefer my quilt pins.
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          • #20
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            I tried the foam earplug hack and it was a disaster because of my cat. He was relentless in seeking out the bits of foam and playing with them. Just like he is with drinking straws. Then I found the dog was chewing on a piece the cat had abandoned on the floor! Yipes! So I went back to safety pins for projects I want to pin. I don't want to take the risk and I just can't be that vigilant living in an apartment.

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            • #21
              Re: opinions on pinmoors

              Originally posted by JillRN1995 View Post
              I got about half of the quilt quilted today, and the flip flop foam works great! All of the pins stayed attached until I disconnected them from the foam cap. I found an extra large pair of adult flip flops at WalMart today for 98 cents. They are solid green with no designs printed on them, and the foam is 1/2" thick. They grip the pins just as well as the ones that I got yesterday.


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              Thanks for the idea! I think I might try that for small projects.
              Sheryl

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              • #22
                Re: opinions on pinmoors

                I have them and use them and love them. I'm just not good enough with safety pins but the pinmoors enable you to use thinner pins, causing less disruption. I also do something strange-I use them in conjunction with basting spray or fusible batting.

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                • #23
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                  I love them. Use them on smaller projects like pillows and table runners where I don't have to scrunch my top a lot (I quilt up to king size on my DSM so for big quilts I still thread baste using cotton tatting thread). Also ended up using them when I hem for others - especially children. Never stick anyone anymore when they slip the pants or skirts on and off! Have used them to point baste clothing when I try it on too.

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                  • #24
                    Re: opinions on pinmoors

                    I bought a large bucket of foam beads and used them. Worked pretty good but I am happier with the results I get by the board/basting method
                    “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

                    ― Albert Pine

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                    • #25
                      Re: opinions on pinmoors

                      Originally posted by Hulamoon View Post
                      This is what I use! Purchased mine at The Home Depot for about $3.30
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