Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The number one reason...

...that it is a good idea to remove pins as you sew...

While babysitting yesterday, I discovered two of these, buried in a quilt that had been made for the 2 month old baby boy. Guess how I discovered the first? Little one yelled with a huge cry, and then I got poked too - oh break my heart! Whoever made the quilt obviously did it with a lot of love in her heart, and the very best of intentions, and I'm sure she would feel terrible to know that she'd left a few pins in the quilt. I was sure to tell Mommy about the pins, and I felt throughout the blanket only to discover a second one buried deep in the batting...folding the quilt just the right way it poked right into my finger. Ouch! No fun for me, and definitely no fun for poor little baby! So if you like to live dangerously and sew over pins, you may want to at least try using ones with a bright colored head so that you'll be less likely to accidently leave it in!


Been sewing up a storm but my progress isn't very much to look at yet...although I did manage to finally get the cabins done for my EQ quilt. I never get sick of making these.

7 comments:

rachel griffith said...

omg!!!
poor little baby!!!

i always take mine out.
people say it's okay to sew over them, but i've never trusted that.
it would be my luck to not work out.
so i just never do it.

Teresa said...

Now that is scary - it could have poked the little tike in the eye for goodness sake!!! I am happy you found the pins and removed the second one.

Love your log cabin blocks.

Bob said...

Boy am I glad you found those pins!!! I bet the gal who made the quilt felt bad about it. Good thing you use those pins with the big colorful heads. --Dad

Zannah said...

Lucky that you got to the second one before the baby did!

I've broken too many machine needles now to even try to sew over my pins!!

I'm loving the log cabin blocks (and the Harvest Pinwheels!!)

Greenmare said...

oh good job you on finding those pins!! that is scary!

Shasta said...

Ouch! I always take my pins out before I sew, and I would definitely do a quality inspection when giving a quilt to a baby. I do have a tendency to drop pins and leave them there and leave them sticking in my couch, where my brother always invariably finds them. Nobody else has found any.

Beth said...

Poor baby...way to catch it though.