Safety Pins

Like a lot of quilters, I sandwich my quilts with safety pins.  I have many (over 4000) pins.  I bought them from a dry cleaner supply store, where I was able to buy 10 gross (a gross is 144) of pins that were already open for about $8 plus shipping.  I like my pins to be open because it is a pain to open them, stick them in the fabric, and the close them again. 

After I quilted the six quilts, I put the pins I used back in the container I keep them in and they looked so cool, I had to take a photo of them.

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Six quilts only used up about half of the pins shown. 

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This picture was really cool, I thought.

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And here is my daughter holding up a bunch of pins by just one that linked a whole together (one disadvantage that leaving them open is that they tangle together).

About Kim

I am a stay-at-home-mom that lives in Hawaii. I am a navy wife and have been married 18 years. I have two children and l love to quilt, read, and make jewelry.
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One Response to Safety Pins

  1. Kati R. says:

    I can only say WOW! That’s a LOT of pins! I only have a quart ziploc bag about 3/4 full :) I also leave them open since I save time closing them when they come out of the quilt and opening them when I baste. I use kwickclip for that if you don’t have it I highly recommend it!

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