Added Mar 15, 2013
When sewing with your sewing machine it is recommended you remove pins rather than sew over them to prevent needle/pin breakage and seam distortion. I keep a dish of pins next to my machine but find having to stop and then move the pins to the dish disrupts of the speed and rhythm of my sewing. I prefer to just slide them off onto the bed of the machine without having to stop the machine. The problem is that the bed of my machine, like most sewing machines, has a slippery surface and a slight curve, so that when I slide the pins onto the bed, they tend to slide off the machine. I find this distracting and unnecessary. Securing a small piece of shelf paper to the bed of your machine with double stick tape can stop the pins from sliding off.
A small piece of shelf or cupboard paper, the kind used to prevent glasses from chipping. Nothing too thick and not contact paper.