Friday, February 20, 2009

A hint on pinning....

Tonight a read Swooze's blog where she raised the question as to whether you sew over pins or not, and why. I thought I would share with you a hint from my good friend Darlene (no blog....yet, I am working on her to start one). She said to pin at an angle...that way you can sew right up to the seam before you pull the pin out. This works GREAT.

And just in case you are wondering what I am working on, its a quilt for new beautiful grandson, Elijah.

Its a cute pattern that I have had since last summer and now I have someone to make it for. More on the quilt later...but I can promise you, its going to make you smile!

8 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've been sewing a long time but I've never thought of this Teresa. I love it - thanks for telling us about this tip. blessings, marlene

Lilly said...

What a great sounding tip. Can't wait to try it out. That yellow block is very pretty. Will be watching to see how it looks in the quilt........

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

That is a fabulous idea. I'm going to do it from now on too! Thanks for sharing!!! :)

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Teresa, I can hardly wait to see that quilt -- i LOVE that adorable block!!!

Catherine said...

What a great tip!! Thanks for sharing it -- I'm trying to improve my ability to stitch by machine, and I know this will help!!

Gnomemade said...

What a great tip...I tried it with my newest project and it worked wonderfully. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! Sorry you missed the Shop Hop!

Cathi said...

Wow.....learn something new everyday!

Jackie said...

I'm a new quilter and that tip is just the kind I love to run across! Fantastic!