What kind of pins do you use to pin a quilt? I started out with the quilting curved pins! They of course do work better that a safety pin! The more I pinned the more I knew that I was running out!! So I went to shop for more pins! I bought the inch and a half brass pins, and another 250 curved pins!! Man I will buy all brAss large pins from now on!! It pins much faster and it catches more fabric too! You live and you learn girls!! But my Dresden quilt is all pinned and ready to quilt!! Here it goes!!