Judy L's UFO Challenge

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Do You Sew Over Your Pins?

Why or why not?

26 comments:

Maggie said...
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Maggie said...

I don't anymore. I used to, but I broke a needle and it flew at my eye.

Vicki W said...

Yes, but I try to be careful! LOL!

Millie said...

I do.

Because it's a royal pain in the patootie to stop and take them out. So you hit one. So you replace the needle. Never had one jump up and hit me in the face.

paula, the quilter said...

Nope, because I don't want to send the machine to the repairman.

Morbida said...

I do run them over when I forget they are there but I try to not run them over. No reason why or why not.

Beth said...

Yes I sew over pins because I'm too lazy to take them out and in my little mind it keeps the seams where they are supposed to be

Yvette said...

My quilt teacher told me..."your pins are your friends, you don't run over your friends"

FLO_rancher said...

Yes I am guilty..and yes I have broke and bent many a pin...but I learned keeping those pins in from garment construction..I try to be very careful..and sew slow over them..take care..DEB};o

June said...

I try to take them out, but am guilty of sewing over a few. I think its best to NOT sew over them. It can send the machine to the repair shop.

Jen said...

Yes, I do. I typically use Clover's Forked Pins which are pretty darn thin. I like them because once I nest my two seams together the fork keeps it in place. Removing it before hand really defeats the purpose. I've had many a pin break, many of needle break and fly at my face...yet I STILL do it!!

Babs Schmidt said...

No, when I got sewing lessons at age 16 she taught me not to so I never have.

The Calico Cat said...

Ditto what June said, exactly!

Louise in SW Saskatchewan said...

The old machines I learned to sew on (Singer straight stitch) was fine sewing over pins when making garments. I've noticed that in piecing it sometimes creates a little waver in the stitching to do this.

Newer machines also seem more temperamental abou doing this and it costs a lot more to have the machines serviced/repaired. SO..... these days I tend to sew up to a pin, and take it out. It also became more of a habit to remove the pins when I started using my serger......beheading pins as you sew over them is hard on the knives.

MAMACRAFTY said...

PIN??? You mean were suppose to pin???
rofl!~! actually I sew right up to the pin, put my needle in the down position, take the straight pin out and keep sewing to until the next pin comes along.

Melody said...

I used to run em over but then one hit and scratched my eyeglasses.

Leah S said...

Pinning is the devil. I do not pin! :P

But in the rare cases where I absolutely had to, yes, I go over them. Usually I sew right up to the pin, hand crank over it, and keep sewing.

Greenmare said...

I try not to because I sure have totally jammed some of them right down to the bobbin, but sometimes I miss and get them.

Kathy Wagner said...

I never do since a quilting friend sewed over a pin and jammed it right down into the bobbin case...and got a big repair bill.
This from a new machine which she was told could sew over pins!

Ruthie said...

I don't sew over them.

Linda said...

I used to sew over them until I had to put my machine into the shop because it put the timing out on my machine. I don't sew over them anymore. It is a very costly mistake just for being lazy and not taking them out....Even with being slow and careful, you still can't miss those little bugers.....hugs, Linda

Eva said...

They scare me!! I have had the end of a needle hit me in the cheek so i wince every time I forget!!
Cheers

Linda said...

Ummmm... I don't pin :D When putting the back and front and batting together I use the quilting safety pins and take out whole sections at a time or quilt around them :D Lazy me! :D
Linda

Teresa said...

Nope...I do not. My friend taught me a real neat way to pin though...putting your pins in at an angle. This way you can sew right up to the seam before you have to pull the pin out. You put the pin in to the right of the seam and back out to the left of the seam - then you can sew right up to the seam or point you are matching, before you have to pull the pin out. Works like a charm.

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

I don't because I've had my needle break and fly up and hit me in the face, luckily not my eye. Usually I don't take my pin out until I'm about one stitch from sewing over it...and by that point it's not going to shift anywhere because it's already tacked down pretty good.

desertskyquilts said...

I can't remember the last time I pinned anything together to have to worry about it!