I saw these pins advertised in a magazine and thought they looked interesting, I was lucky enough to be sent a pack to try.
They come in a neat little storage box and have an unusual end which the manufacturer calls ‘Comfort Grip’. I had expected the ends to be soft but they are made of solid plastic.
I usually use very fine pins and these pins were a little thicker, they have a sharp point and go through fabric easily. I tried them when sewing on the machine and they work well, the bigger end is easy to grip to pull out pins before they get to the needle on the machine.
Today I have been doing some foundation paper pieced blocks and tried the pins to hold the fabric and paper together, with the pins being thicker they worked really well and the paper/fabric stayed nice and flat with no bumps.
I will definitely use these pins for foundation paper piecing in the future. If you decide to buy any of the pins I would love to hear what you think of them.