Quick Tip

This is my pin bowl.

flowerpinsI love my green and orange glass head quilting pins. (80449) But do you spot the imposters?

I have four flower head pins in there! (A12672)  Why?

When I’m sewing around something but need to leave an opening to turn the it right side out, like a pillow, I use the green one where I’ll start, and the red one to remind myself to stop!

With a quilt, I ignore their colors and use the flat heads to mark centers. For instance, in putting on borders, I use one to mark the center of the quilt, and one to mark the center of the border. I use my other pins the rest of the way. That way, when I go to put the border and quilt together, I know the flat heads are the centers and first place to match up.

I hope this is helpful!               Until next time…

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3 thoughts on “Quick Tip

  1. I love your idea of using the colored flat head pins this way. However, though the glass head pins are great I rather prefer the flat head quilting pins (12938) because they are finer than the glass head and longer as well. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your tips and insight!
    ~Christina

  2. Pingback: Quick Tip ~ Green Pin, Red Pin | Erica's Blog

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