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    Does anyone have any suggestions for pins. I have the dullest pins they barely go through the fabric-as I come across one that is really dull-I throw it away. I took a class and someone said to use a bar of soap for a pin cushion as the soap will sharpen them-I am not so sure.
    Thank you

    #2
    Re: pins

    run them through your hair, the natural oils will let them slide easier. Fill your pincushion with cornmeal and it will sharpen them every time you use it.
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      #3
      Re: pins

      Good question! Similar to this, my pins seem to be too thick and make tiny holes in fabric. What pins do you all use and love? I prefer them to be thin but also long.
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        #4
        Re: pins

        This is the type that I use https://www.missouriquiltco.com/shop...s-sz-22-150-ct
        They are fine and since I tend to iron over pins often the glass heads are super.
        One yard of fabric, like one cookie, is never enough!

        Beth aka Asta

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          #5
          Re: pins

          *M sells a fine glass head pin I love, the longer ones I favor. I get the 1 7/8" ones.
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            #6
            Re: pins

            I have just about every type of pin, and every once in awhile some get dull or a knick. I run them through the tomato pincushion's little attachment and they are good as new.

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              #7
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              I like the Clover extra fine patchwork pins with glass heads.
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                #8
                Re: pins

                I like these because they are thin and long. Also use the "pass it through your hair" trick when needed.
                https://www.joann.com/dritz-crystal-...s/6568877.html

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                  #9
                  Re: pins

                  I use a fine, glass head, silk pin.

                  Remember your pins get dull just like your sewing machine needs, hand needles, etc. Throw them out and get new one's - they're not that expensive and you'll be happier when you're not struggling.

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                    #10
                    Re: pins

                    I use the pins that are about 2" long with yellow ball heads on them. Can't remember the brand as I bought them so long ago, but I can vouch that they are still very sharp!
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                      #11
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                        #12
                        Re: pins

                        I have the most of the yellow ball tipped ones (plastic). You have to be careful not to iron over the heads. I have some of the flat flower headed pins that I use for specific things, but not on a daily basis. They definitely are sharper, but they are harder to grasp & remove as one is machine sewing along. I have a bit of neuropathy in my hands & arthritis, so I like the ball tipped ones. They're easier to grasp. I hadn't heard of the tip of running them through your hair.

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