I’ve used the same straight pins for years because they are smooth, sharp, and a little flexible, with glass heads that don’t melt if you happen to iron over them. Pins are very important in quilting! ( As always, I do NOT get payment or product for this review; I’m telling you about these pins because I use them.)
These pins used to come from the Clotilde catalog (IBC stands for “Imported by Clotilde”), but that business was sold to Annie’s Catalog a few years ago.
Those are the Dritz pins on the left, the IBC pins on the right.
The Dritz pins came in a nicer box than the pins from Annie’s. They might even be better pins if I were sewing on thin, lightweight fabric. However, they were thinner and even more flexible than the IBC pins, and that made them actually difficult to get through quilting cotton!
I don’t like the size of these larger pins, but I expect that for some projects they would be better. For now, I’m sticking with my regular IBC pins.
Any other suggestions for great quilting straight pins?