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Posted on: 6/11/04 4:28 PM
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When I'm pinning a ruffle onto the main garment, I used red-headed pins for the centers, quarter marks, and eights on long ruffles. I don't use them anywhere else. That way, when it comes time to even out the gathers, I know which pins need to stay put -- red pins mean "STOP: Don't move me!"

I also pin with the tip pointing in, heads out, so the pins don't get lost amongst the gathers.

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ladykick said... (6/13/04 4:39 AM) Reply
"Smacks forehead with hand" What a great idea and amazingly simple! I should have thought of it years ago......but since I didn't, I am sure glad that you shared it!
PixieCat said... (6/12/04 4:27 AM) Reply
Such a great idea! The same could be used for easing a sleeve - pinning at the notches. Thanks!
PVA said... (6/11/04 9:50 PM) Reply
What a good idea! Thanks for this tip, I'm sure to use it.
 
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