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    I use the flower head pins (flat flowers). The other day I tried to pull one out and got just the flower. A number of them are bent. They seem quite delicate. However, I like them better than the ones with the little knobs at the end because those push the fabric up off the plate of the sewing machine. This way at least the fabric stays flat. I just put up with all of the bent ones, and I threw away the broken one.


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    I also have pins like those little house pins. Mine have blue glass beads. They are in my to go kit and don't get used much. I'm not much of a pinner anyway.
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    Now look what you've done. By starting this thread, you have MADE me order these from amazon:

    Clover Patchwork Pins -- FINE


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    I too have a pin stash and use different weight pins for different applications. For general quilt piecing I use these pins Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	82355. Yes, they are really thin and really sharp but they also really hold the fabric together and are easy to sew with. The flat head also allows you to lay a ruler on top of them when you're cutting multiple layers of fabric that are held together with a pin. They can bend a little but I can usually straighten them out. Love them!

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    I like the ones with the yellow knobs on the end. I get them at W-M. They're easier to grasp than the flat flower ones, although I do use those occas. Just remember to not iron over the heads, as they're plastic. JCY

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    I have 2 types of pins, both Clover brand.

    http://www.amazon.com/Clover-Flower-...FNRNAC7B1AQGCS

    Also, these pins are great for lots of uses beyond patchwork. Extremely fine. Extremely sharp points. Glass heads so they don't melt if you touch them with your iron. Love these.

    Amazon.com: Clover Patchwork Pins-Fine, 100 Per Pack

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozziepuppy View Post
    Now look what you've done. By starting this thread, you have MADE me order these from amazon:

    Clover Patchwork Pins -- FINE
    I'm sure you'll love them. I'm feeling zero remorse!

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    I use the clover fine non -melt kind too. They are awesome. I'm a big pinner. I also use the glass head kind- wonder clips and dressmaker pins. Different ones for different stuff.
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    I was at a class 2weeks ago for my tuffet (ottoman) class. One of the women in the class had the flat head yellow pins keeping her 64 strips in the strip sets we needed for the tuffet! But she had marked the numbers 1 thru 16 on her pin heads with a permanent marker!! Now why didn't I think of that!! I pinned little papers to mine.
    I came home, pulled out my flat head yellow pins and numbered them. Also did a set for my GF who is taking the class.
    Then I marked some L and R for left and right patterns. Well why not do T and B for top and bottom. Or a Q for a pin that needs to be placed a quarter inch from the edge!!
    I'm a women with a permanent marker and I'm not afraid to use it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrn View Post
    I was at a class 2weeks ago for my tuffet (ottoman) class. One of the women in the class had the flat head yellow pins keeping her 64 strips in the strip sets we needed for the tuffet! But she had marked the numbers 1 thru 16 on her pin heads with a permanent marker!! Now why didn't I think of that!! I pinned little papers to mine.
    I came home, pulled out my flat head yellow pins and numbered them. Also did a set for my GF who is taking the class.
    Then I marked some L and R for left and right patterns. Well why not do T and B for top and bottom. Or a Q for a pin that needs to be placed a quarter inch from the edge!!
    I'm a women with a permanent marker and I'm not afraid to use it!!!
    What a great idea. I guess I'm unusual, but I sort of enjoy pinning. There's something orderly about it that appeals to me.

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