I said I would tell you about the pins and forgot until after I hit send. Any quilter/sewer knows pins are a necessary evil. Those same things that poke us, make us bleed and scream out in pain are necessary item if we want things to lay straight, flat and true. Well I am what Quilts, Inc. in their latest survey would call a "Dedicated" quilter, my husband calls it a "Rabid" quilter. After no less than 5 different people have vacuumed the carpets in my home, I still found 2 pins in the carpet! I just hope the next owners like to wear shoes in the house and don't have small children!