- wire is snipped
- straightened out
- then it’s sharpened
- finally, it’s cleaned.
With pins, the main difference is that a slow-drip of liquid glass is put on one end, to make the heads.
From Discovery and Science Channel’s How It’s Made ,the video below is a fascinating look at how needles are made and explains the process much better than I can.
You can of course, buy pins specially designed for quilting and I prefer the type that have a flat head. The Tech-P are great for quilters:
- easy to see colors
- flat head for bulky projects
- can iron over them because of the flat head
You can buy the Tech-P quilters pins for a good price at Amazon, I’d definitely recommend them!