Wednesday 21 March 2012

Did it myself

While I was window shopping at Creative Grids a few days ago (possibly really shopping too, oops) I saw these "Row Marking Safety Pins"

Advertised as "Perfect way to keep your rows in order as you sew" they came with instructions to . . .
1. Place letter beads on safety pin
2. Pin into rows in alphabetical order to keep in sequence
3. Sew rows together in alphabetical order

For a Price of £4.96 I thought they were a really good idea, far better than the scraps of paper I usually use, but I was worried that the beads would fall off when I opened the pins again. Eventually I had a Eureka moment . . .

Do I have alphabet beads?   Yes, loads  . . . Do I have safety pins?  Yes, loads

And I even have mini split rings, so look what I made

(Not that I think I'll ever made a quilt with 26 rows!)


  1. Hi Benta - what a great idea - I could have done with these to label my friendship bracelet strands - used pins with paper labels.
    Where have you been - my sidebar has not updated you for some reason! xx

  2. What a great idea. I mostly try to remember my rows and have to keep laying everything down and working it all our again! This could save a lot of time :)

  3. Well done Benta, I use bits of paper and of course they always fall off!!

  4. Benta - my sidebar still not updating you - problem your end? xx

  5. Wow great idea! I use papers and they fell. You made those safety pins much better and beautiful than those in the shop. Have a lovely weekend! x Teje

  6. Haha great idea! They look prettier too - guess you now have the challenge of making that 26 row quilt then!


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