These are the finest, thinnest pins we have ever seen, and now they are a short 1" long for smaller spaces and projects. Still just as sharp so they can hold down your applique with ease, reducing puckering and distorting. The stainless steel pins are also flexible, allowing them to negotiate slight curves in your appliqué with ease. They are so thin that Karen advises spilling them out on a piece of felt to make picking them up easier. 'Shorter Perfect Pins' by Karen Kay Buckley. Includes 50, 1" extra thin, stainless steel applique pins.