Oops!

I have managed to break five sewing machine needles in one week. All I did was sew over a pin and… crack, another one gone. I have always pinned through my seams perpendicular to the direction that I’m sewing. Generally my machine needle would just push the pin aside, but my new machine is a little more sensitive about pins.

My very clever friend Julie told me that I needed to buy Clover super fine quilting pins.

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These little beauties are much thinner than regular pins and very, very sharp. They ease right into the seams and best of all…

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I manage to stitch right across them, machine needle intact.

Thanks Julie. You’re a pin whisperer.

5 Comments

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5 responses to “Oops!

  1. Wow. Didn’t know there was such a product out there! Betcha they come in handy for quilting.

    Is there anything worse when you break a needle – but 5 in a week – sheesh – I’d be swearing like a trooper!

  2. LOL Melody! They are mighty purdy pins!!

  3. Julie Armstrong

    Happy to pass to the goodness. Kirsty to Me, Me to You.

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