Wanda Gene's Musings on Life, Love and Loving the Quilting Life!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I've Got a New Toy!!

Hi Everybody,

The other day I stopped at a new quilt shop on my vacation in California and I bought some fork pins, something that I've been hearing about lately, and wanted to give them a go.

These are made by Clover (there may be other brands that I have not seen) and they were fairly pricey at $9.80 for a very small package.... not sure how many were in the package because I threw away the wrapping.

I was surprised just how good they are for keeping nested seams together until you can get them sewn down.
I'm telling you, the points just come together effortlessly.

When sewing the seam, I set the machine for needle down.  I sew within one or two stitches of the first tine of the fork pin, then turn the handwheel to sew over the tine to the center.  With needle down, raise the presser foot and remove the fork pin.

PLEASE....PLEASE, promise me you won't sew over these or any other pins with pedal power.  You will be sorry....ask me how I know!  One careful stitch at a time with the handweel is fine. 

These little tools are "sew" handy!
(Not affiliated in any way, just a happy customer)

Happy Quilting,


1 comment:

  1. There are 30 pins in each box and they last forever! *S*....They have so changed my quilting life. I've been using them for about a year now and couldn't do without them.