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« on: June 03, 2010 03:43:30 PM »

That uses bobby pins as stitch markers? I needed a stitch marker a few weeks back and had lost the doodad i usually use decided to try one to see if it works and i haven't looked back since Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010 03:45:01 PM »

I've heard of people using bobby pins as stitch markers, but I've never done it.  I tend to forget that stitch markers exist, but the odd time I do remember I usually use a contrasting piece of scrap yarn.

« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010 08:49:05 PM »

I do too! They are lying everywhere in my house and work really well especially if I can find the brightly colored ones Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010 05:33:50 AM »

ooh brightly coloured ones. Where do you get those? I can only find boring black or brown ones Sad

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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2010 09:44:10 PM »

I found some at a dollar store. I am tempted to try and paint some of the plain ones as I have not been able to get them again and I love all things bright. I think sometimes you can get them at places like target too, it just depends on luck Wink
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2010 12:23:38 AM »

i usually use twist-ties.  bobby pins would probably be better.   Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2010 06:22:03 AM »

I usually use paper clips as my stitch markers.

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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2010 04:47:21 PM »

I used to make little "J" shapes out of lock wire with a big spiral at the bottom of the letter and a small spiral at the top of it, then inserted it small spiral first into the relevant stitch. Then I magically got faster at crochet and they began flying out of my vigorously crocheted hats Tongue Now I use safety pins, because they close and can't take a dive on me.

I think I'd get annoyed with having to pry a bobby pin out of a stitch every row.

« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2010 05:20:45 PM »

I use safety pins. I like that you can close them and they wont fall out. I buy all sizes for different sized projects!
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2010 03:25:05 PM »

I have done it a few times and it worked fine, but I'm just as apt to use a stray scap of yarn. I also have some little circular plastic locking stitch markers that I often use not as stitch markers but to hold the final stitch when I put a project away unfinished.

However, I recently learned that you can use bobby pins in sewing to turn narrow tubes of fabric. I know this isn't the sewing board, but here's the tutorial for anyone who's interested. It's amazing how fast it works.

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