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Machine Minute - Pinning Perpendicular

A quick tip about pinning that will help improve your sewing.

Hi, I'm Jennifer here with another Machine Minute brought to you by Baby Lock and the Symphony machine. If you're looking for ways to sew much better, I've got a tip for you today. It has to do with how you place your pins when you're sewing. Pinning your blocks together or adding a border to your quilt by placing your pins perpendicular to your seam that you're going to sew will save you time and ensure that your seams are smoother because you'll have to stop and start less as you remove the pins. So rather than placing your pins in this direction, instead, place them in sideways or perpendicular to your seam. Let me show you how much easier that makes to pull your pins out as you sew. Simply align your seam where you're going to sew and begin. You always want to remove your pins before you get to them because you don't want to risk your needle hitting a pin. But you can see how easy it is for me to just pull the pins out because the head of the pin is sticking out to the side. That way I can just keep sewing. Pinning perpendicular is a great way to ensure smooth seams. Try it. I think you'll like it.