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If you’ve visited the notions isle of your local sewing center recently, you may have noticed the dizzying array of pins and needles out there. This can only lead you to the question, “What do I use this for?”. This article not only gives a great description of each pin style, but also outlines the best types of materials and projects to with each one. Additionally, if you’re at a loss as to what needle to use with your material, then be sure to check out this handy needle chart before starting your next project. Between these two posts, you’ll never be at a loss when shopping for sewing supplies again!


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    Jan 9, 2017, 11.16 AMby lucinamaoka1969

    There is a need to collaborate with the old ones. Their ideas are great. – Dennis Wong YOR Health

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    Sep 12, 2008, 05.46 AMby bettystyle

    Years ago, I bought some super-fine Japanese glass-head pins. Since buying these, I haven’t needed to use any other pins. They are good for knits and wovens and are very nice to use because they’re so fine and sharp. And you can iron over them without melting the heads. I still keep around some flat flower-head pins for thick fabrics, but I never use them because I just prefer the super-fine pins.

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