Valerie: I am in love  with my new pins – how sad is that!    They have  made all the difference to my accurate piecing of the double irish chain quilt that I’ve been busy making so that it can be used on our filming day in May.

I have previously always used the flower head pins, and they are still great because they lie flat and I can pick them up, but these new Clover Glass Head Fine Pins are even better;  they are finer and so don’t disturb the fabric hardly at all at the seam junctions:  give them a try (not cheap but then how a great patchworker has great tools!).


If your local quilt shop doesn’t have them you can get them from