Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Tips, Tricks, and Tuts Tuesday - ID Pins

How many times have you made little pieces of paper with row numbers on them, or little pieces of paper with alphabetic letters on them to identify pieces in a block?  I know I've made them more times than I care to count.

Well, not anymore.  I made these clever little ID Pins to use and I can use them over, and over, and over.


They are so quick an easy to make.  Here's what you'll need


1 package of ABC beads (or number beads)
1 package of LONG straight pins
1 tube of E6000 glue


You can use a corsage pin, as they are the longest but I personally don't like corsage pins.  They are too "thick".  I like a pin that's a little finer.  A corsage pin is 2".  These quilting pins are 1 3/4" long.  I like them much better.  You can use shorter pins but by the time you get the bead on there, it leaves less room to pin through the fabric.  

Put a little dab of E600 glue on the pin up near the pin head.  It really doesn't take much glue at all.


Slip a bead on the pin and slide it all the way to the top.


That's it!  Let it dry and they're ready to use.


I stuck mine in my pin cushion sideways to let them dry.  You can lay them flat on a piece of aluminum foil also to dry.  

You can also add another small bead but that would be strictly for decorative purposes.  I opted not to do that this time on mine. 


They were ready to use in no time at all.  

They also make great inexpensive gifts for your quilting friends.  I think when I make them for friends, I'll put the decorative bead on them.

I just love my ID Pins.  Go make you some.  I know you'll love them too!!








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5 comments

  1. Hey!! Great idea and thank you so much for sharing. Thank you for continuing to blog too!
    xx, Carol

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  2. Hey!! Great idea and thank you so much for sharing. Thank you for continuing to blog too!
    xx, Carol

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  3. I am so tired of tiny scraps of paper all over the floor after putting a top together! Your idea of pins and beads is great. I and my vacumn do thank you so much! Hobby store, here I come to buy beads.

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  4. I am so tired of tiny scraps of paper all over the floor after putting a top together! Your idea of pins and beads is great. I and my vacumn do thank you so much! Hobby store, here I come to buy beads.

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  5. what a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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