Hemline Curved Safety Pins
27mm long nickel pins, pack of 100
Curved safety pins are ideal for basting (pinning) the three layers of a quilt together in order to stabilise the quilt before the quilting process.
These safety pins are gently curved. The reason for this is so that when you are pinning through the layers of a quilt from the top side of the quilt, it is easier to push the pointed end of the pin back up through the layers to the top of the quilt in order to close it. This makes the job of pin-basting a whole lot easier.
These safety pins are hardened and tempered to make them good and sturdy. They won't rust, won't leave marks in the fabric, and can be re-used time and again.
These pins come in a useful closable storaage box.
Meg's Verdict: I've found that curved pins help to relieve hand strain when I'm pin basting prior to machine quilting. I am right-handed and found that if I hold a spoon in my left hand and push down on the quilt in front of the pin point, these pins can be inserted into a quilt very quickly and easily. They pop up to the top really nicely.