This week for Nifty Notions #2 I'll be sharing my review of the Clover Fork Pins. Nifty Notions is not necessarily notions I love but notions I'm reviewing. Most will be new notions, bought or gifted, some will be pulled from my modest stash of quilting notions. No matter how they are acquired my review will be honest. They will be measured by price, ease of use and if they make my quilting easier. I love that you value my opinion but it's one persons opinion of a product. Please take the time to use the Google search for more reviews before making the decision on whether or not to add them to your notions stash.
The Clover Fork Pins were part of a subscription quilting box. Subscription boxes are tons of fun if you like surprises and don't mind getting fabric and notions you may not like or need. I cancelled my subscription for those reasons. I would rather purchase things I really want and need.
The Clover Fork Pins came in a pretty little blue plastic box. 35 pins per box. A few months ago I saw a very popular quilter(fabric designer) promoting these pins. So I was really excited when I found these in my subscription box.
To perform my pin test I pulled a few scraps to make (2) sample 4 patches. The first 4 patch will have the seams pressed to the side and the other one with the seams pressed open as suggested by the popular quilter mentioned above.
As always, I'm finger pressing.
The fork pins are a much thicker than the super fine glass head pins I normally use. The extra bulky pins are a little harder to pierce the fabric. They also distort the fabrics.
The bulky pins and distorted fabric caused no issues with sewing. I decided to get a little wild and crazy by sewing over the pins. My machine hopped right over the pin with no issues. The seams match perfectly on the front.
Seams finger pressed open.
Pinned and distorted once again.
For some reason I could not sew over the seam. This is where the machine came to an abrupt halt.
And this is the result of the sudden stop. It's not uncommon for this to happen occasionally when I'm piecing on my Brother, so I'm not going to blame the pins.
Once again perfectly aligned seams.
But I can get the perfect seams with the glass head super fine pins.
Here's my thoughts.
35 pins for about $8 is a little high
2. Ease of Use
They were not easy to push through the fabric.
Nope they didn't improve anything. It was actually harder to use than my normal pins.
So to be honest I may never use these again. But I'll keep them just encase I find a good use for them.
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