- 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.
- easy to see colors
- flat head for bulky projects
- can iron over them because of the flat head