Remember the other day when I told you about the gift I got? This week I finally got to use them.
It’s Pinmoors! And after using them once, I already know I’m going to need more.
I was making this little baby quilt. And I was operating on a deadline. Which means I was sewing until 1:00 a.m. on the day of the baby shower. Please try to conceal your amazement at that statement.
But I was telling you about Pinmoors.
They are the coolest little silicone things. That you stick on the ends of your pins as you’re pinning a quilt to be quilted. Like this:
See? No more hard-to-fasten safety pins. These things just slip right onto the pointy end of regular straight pins. So cool!
I was just happy that this guy was mostly not paying attention. (He opened his eyes just seconds before I snapped this pic. He somehow knows when a camera is on him in his sleep.) I knew that if he really woke up, he would want to be in the middle of my quilting. And he would soon be batting those colorful silicone cylinders all over the house. And I had a deadline! It was important for me to stay focused and moving. And not chasing Pinmoors and a cat all over the house.
See how cool they work? And if I make anything larger than a baby quilt, I’m going to need more. Lots more.
Family Birthday alert! I need more of these and they would make a great birthday gift. Just sayin’. And thanks, Brenda!
They have other uses too. You know how needles disappear into pin cushions? Well, you can push one of these little guys onto the eye of your needle and keep that from happening.
See how easy it is to find the needles in the middle of all those pins? Never will your needles get pushed all the way into the pin cushion never to be seen again. Way cool.
They don’t come off until you pull them off. But they are so much easier to remove than safety pins. Why didn’t I think of them? Just when you think everything’s been invented for quilting that could be invented….. along comes Pinmoors.
Thankfully this guy was still sleeping. And not chasing Pinmoors all over the house.
Isn’t he cute? Makes me want to kiss his nose. If I could find his nose.
It turned out great!
A view of the back. Love that wavy/slinky stitch that my sewing machine does.
Meanwhile, back at the red chair. This guy slept through it all.
Ahhhhhh. There’s that cute little nose.
And after I finished sewing the binding on the front, I decided to cook dinner before finishing the hand stitching on the back. So I tossed the quilt on to my cutting table. When I came back to get it after dinner, this is what I saw………
“What Mom? I was just testing it out.” So there you have it. Cat tested, Boo approved. And washed after it was finished before given to the new Mom. It’s safe, Meghan!
I have a bazillion pics from the baby shower to share with you. And a gazillion more of the JSS Bee day last week. Lots of blogs to come……
P.S. The pattern for the baby quilt is called Magic Nine Patch. It’s a super easy, fast quilt to make in any size. Great for new quilters too. Let me know if you need a pattern!